No No: The Dockumentary
On June 12, 1970, Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 137 years of organized professional baseball, it’s the only no-hitter tossed while the pitcher was on LSD. Dock was often embroiled in controversy on and off the field. While professional baseball hadn’t fully embraced racial equality, he was an outspoken leader who lived the expression ‘Black is Beautiful!’ His fearlessness enabled him to become one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 70’s and a trailblazer for a new wave of civil rights. Since then, the Internet has fueled the legend of Dock Ellis. This will be the first time his legend – and the story of the man behind it – will be told in a feature film.
Steeltown is delighted to serve as associate producer for “No No: A Dockumentary,” a Sundance Film Festival selection about legendary ’70s era Pittsburgh Pirate’s pitcher Dock Ellis.
Length: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
NEWS & REVIEWS
“As this SMART and SYMPATHETIC profile shows, Dock Ellis didn’t need a no-hitter, stoned or otherwise, to define himself; he was his own best work.”
–The New York Times
“You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while reportedly on LSD is probably worth a movie, and based on the ENGAGING “No No: A Dockumentary,” that assessment pretty much stands.”
–Los Angeles Times
“There’s enough diamond lore here to please baseball diehards, but Ellis’s outsize life WILL GRIP EVEN CASUAL FANS.”
–The Village Voice