Virtual Discussion with Director Ron Shelton on New Memoir About the Making of Baseball Film “Bull Durham”

29 June, 2022
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Virtual Discussion with Director Ron Shelton on New Memoir About the Making of Baseball Film “Bull Durham”

DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Public Library will host Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Ron Shelton for a Zoom virtual discussion with the Director of the Screenwriting Program at the University of Michigan, Professor Jim Burnstein, on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. They will be digging into Shelton’s new bestselling book “The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit”. This program will interest baseball fans and movie buffs alike.

Ron Shelton is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and former minor league baseball infielder. His screenplay for “Bull Durham” earned nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Society of Film Critics, and the Writers Guild of America. This book offers his complete, unrestrained story behind the film – including all the entertaining drama. “Bull Durham” launched Shelton’s writing-directing career, which includes “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Blaze”, “Cobb”, and “Tin Cup” among other films.

Jim Burnstein is the Director of the Screenwriting Program and a Professor at the University of Michigan. His screenwriting credits include “Renaissance Man”, “D3: The Mighty Ducks”, and “Love & Honor” (co-written with Garrett Schiff).

To register for this program, please visit the Library’s event calendar at dearbornlibrary.org. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.

This program is part of Dearborn Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program, themed “Oceans of Possibilities.” For a full list of Summer Reading activities, or if you have any questions, please visit dearbornlibrary.org or call (313) 943-2330.


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