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WHEN BROOMSTICKS WERE KING
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WHEN BROOMSTICKS WERE KING
 
NY Premiere

Director: Jason Cusato

United States, 2011, 27min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2011
Category: Documentary
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synopsis
Born on the streets of Brooklyn, New York the game of Stickball became an Urban right of passage for those neighborhood kids looking for a way to emulate the legendary Baseball players of their time. Instead of Ebbetts Field, Lousville Sluggers, and Pinstripes, On the streets of Brooklyn all you needed was a Broomstick, a rubber ball, and a couple of sewer caps. The local rivalries sometimes became intense when rival teams from different streets competed in unofficial leagues. The prize of winning the local stickball championship did not include trophies or champagne celebrations, but merely the precious pride of neighborhood bragging rights. In the age of the of a technological revolution this documentary style comedy is a tribute to Brooklyn stickball and the hero's who played the game, It tells a story about a simpler time, not so long ago, on the streets of Brooklyn... "When Broomsticks were King".

director
Jason Cusato is an award-winning independent filmmaker who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is Executive Producer of Park Slope Films and has over 40 film projects to his credit, ranging from feature films to short films, documentaries, sketch comedy, commercial work, live shows and music videos. He has worked as a director, editor, producer and/or co-writer on each project. His trademark style incorporates Brooklyn flavor and skilled filmmaking. Over the past 12 years, Cusato has helped Park Slope Films raise over $80,000 for all projects including York Street, Apostles of Park Slope, Sunday Dinner, as well as his latest short A Box Came to Brooklyn. He has produced numerous successful fundraisers for these film projects and secured independent investors for each film project.
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