Wanted to let everyone know about the premiere of the documentary “Mathematically Alive”, which focuses on the lives of Mets fans during the 2006 season. The premiere will be held at Rutgers University from November 9th through 11th.
From the directors’ — Joseph Coburn and Katherine Foronjy — press release:
This engaging documentary is for all New York Mets fans and for anyone who is a devoted fan of a sports team. Directors Coburn and Foronjy reveal the stories of a spectrum of Mets devotees and take us on their roller coaster ride of emotion through the 2006 playoffs.
Mathematically Alive explores why Sports are such an integral part of American culture. What the affects are of following a team and, more importantly, why fans continue to invest so much emotion, time, and money into their team. They are the stories of any fan in America. For some it’s an escape from reality, for others it forms their identity. Their fanaticism, not too far off from your own or someone you know, makes for a fascinating window into an often unexamined part of everyday life – Sport fandom.
I haven’t seen it but it sounds like it could be interesting for Mets fans. If you live in central NJ, and have the time, it should be a fun event. Here are the details:
New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University
November 09, 2007 – 7:00PM
November 10, 2007 – 7:00PM
November 11, 2007 – 7:00PM
Rutgers University – Scott Hall #123,
43 College Avenue
(Near the corner of College Avenue and Hamilton Street),
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.