El Último Out (The Last Out)

A small raft crosses the Suchiate River between Guatemala and Mexico, ferrying migrants onward on their journey. A smuggler yells at a mother to quiet her crying baby. For one of the men on the boat, a young Cuban baseball player, this isn’t the dream he imagined. Ten months earlier, in a quiet corner of San José, Costa Rica, three Cuban baseball players train: Happy, Carlos, and Victor. Here at the rundown Estadio Antonio Escarre, they have spent the past year training long and hard, thousands of miles away from their families in Cuba. They left with dreams of signing multi-million dollar contracts and becoming famous baseball superstars. But as the months advance with no Major League Baseball (MLB) offers on the table for Happy, his Cuban American agent, Gus Dominguez, no longer feels like he can afford the expense of supporting him. Happy may be cut and must decide whether to stay in Costa Rica or join other migrants and take the perilous trip north to the US by land. For Carlos and Victor, two elite pitchers, the future is equally uncertain. As mistrust grows between the players and Gus, the Houston Astros dangle a tantalising offer but Gus holds out for more money, setting up a series of tense final showcases. Set against the backdrop of the dangerous Central American migrant trail, “The Last Out” offers a rare window into the dark side of professional sports.

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El Último Out (The Last Out) (2020)

Feature (87mins) Documentary

Region:

United States of America

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Sami Khan | Michael Gassert

Showtimes:

Sat 25 Sep 2021, ALL DAY *, Watch Online

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Caribbean Premiere


Sami Khan

Sami Khan

Sami Khan (director/ producer) is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker whose work has been supported by the Sundance and Tribeca Film Institutes, Impact Partners, Rooftop Films, IFP, the Berlinale, and NBC/Universal’s Directors Fellowship. His films have screened at leading festivals including Tribeca, TIFF, Hot Docs, and Mumbai. Sami’s most recent film, the short documentary “St Louis Superman” (with Smriti Mundhra), was nominated for a 2020 Academy Award and won prizes at festivals including Tribeca, Hot Docs, Big Sky, and AFI Docs.

Michael Gassert

Sami Khan

Michael Gassert (director/ producer) is an immersive producer, director, sound
artist, and musician who revels in the diversity of our global treasures while working at the intersections of film and music. His documentary and archival work is supported by IFP, Sundance Institute, UNESCO, and The Kennedy Center. Notable sound mixing credits include “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, “Another Earth”, and “Circumstance”.

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