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Wakefield, Fenway Park focus of new films

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  March 8, 2012 08:48 PM

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Obviously we value high culture here on Extra Bases. So it's our duty to bring you news of two new cinematic offerings of a baseball bent.

• The sixth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will include the world premiere of "Knuckleball!" recounting the successes and struggles of Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, "Knuckleball!" deconstructs the erratic pitch that’s long plagued hitters.

The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will take place from April 18-29 in New York.

• The new National Geographic Special: Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 airs March 26 (10-11 p.m.) and March 27 (8-9 p.m.) on PBS.

The special tells the story of Fenway Park through people that work there and includes archival footage and other interviews.

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