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Just found out that CLEMENTE won the SXSW Documentary Spotlight Audience Award!!! So thrilled to see Roberto’s story res...
03/19/2024

Just found out that CLEMENTE won the SXSW Documentary Spotlight Audience Award!!! So thrilled to see Roberto’s story resonating with audiences in such a meaningful way!

Thanks to the The Hollywood Reporter for such a wonderful review!“David Altrogge’s documentary Clemente, which features ...
03/13/2024

Thanks to the The Hollywood Reporter for such a wonderful review!

“David Altrogge’s documentary Clemente, which features Richard Linklater and LeBron James among its A-list executive producers, gives Clemente a long-overdue solo spotlight and finds a solid middle ground between straight-up hagiography and a slightly less reverential adulation that will make younger viewers understand why such affection could be warranted.”

David Altrogge's SXSW-premiering documentary looks at Pittsburgh Pirates great Roberto Clemente, with the help of EPs including Richard Linklater and LeBron James.

Thanks to Variety for such a lovely write-up! And thrilled to be able to tell you that we’ve teamed up with LeBron James...
03/09/2024

Thanks to Variety for such a lovely write-up! And thrilled to be able to tell you that we’ve teamed up with LeBron James and Uninterupted to take Roberto’s incredible story to the world.

“It’s been a half-century since Roberto Clemente was alive, and most Americans remember how he played — with joyous and reckless abandon — and how he died, on-board a plane flying supplies from Puerto Rico to earthquake-ravaged Nicaragua on New Year’s Eve, 1972. (Almost his entire team attended Clemente’s memorial service, except for Sanguillen, who spent the day diving into the Atlantic Ocean near the crash site, in hopes of finding his friend’s body. It was never recovered.) But that’s just a small glimpse into a man seen as a sports hero in America and as a god in his native Puerto Rico.

That will change with David Altrogge’s feature-length “Clemente,” which premieres on March 11 at SXSW. You will be hearing about this documentary: the film has its own Murderer’s Row of producers, including Clemente’s three sons, indie director and baseball nut Richard Linklater and, most recently, LeBron James and Maverick Carter through James’ production company, Uninterrupted.“

A SXSW documentary produced by LeBron James and Richard Linklater showcases the enduring influence of MLB star Roberto Clemente.

First review of CLEMENTE is in from Paste Magazine. If you're going to be at SXSW, come check the film out! "A quick-mov...
03/07/2024

First review of CLEMENTE is in from Paste Magazine. If you're going to be at SXSW, come check the film out!

"A quick-moving and straightforward doc from David Altrogge, Clemente puts baseball legend Roberto Clemente on the pedestal he deserves while making the case for his placement there. The athletic excellence of right-fielder Clemente is plain to see in the archival footage and his stat lines, but his legend is verified (like most legendary sports players, rock stars and pop idols) by his chorus of fans. Baseball die-hard Richard Linklater drops by to wax poetic about Clemente, while Michael Keaton remembers the influence Clemente had on his childhood Pittsburgh Pirates fandom. His ex-teammates and a slew of Latino players that followed in his wake remember him as a trailblazer who broke their own cultural barrier in the sport: Described as a Latino Jackie Robinson, Clemente’s dedication to his Puerto Rican heritage and his native Spanish language made him a high-profile hero for a huge swath of baseball fans — and the first in a series of Latin American MLB sensations. On the less high-profile side are those who remember Clemente’s down-to-earth, charitable side. His love of his family, his willingness to befriend random fans, his investment in charity work that was so deep, he died young doing it — these are explored with softness and a personal touch by the interview subjects. His frustrations, quirks and failures aren’t brushed aside, but only ground his near-mythical combination of moral superiority and physical dominance. Clemente is a baseball fan’s documentary, but it’s accessible enough for anyone to get invested in — and it’s so convincing about its subject’s importance, that even the biggest skeptic of America’s pastime will walk away ready to remember some ballplayers with some old-timers at the local watering hole.

Our SXSW 2024 preview of the movies you shouldn't miss includes tiny indie and horror fare as well as Sundance favorites dropping in.

✨INCREDIBLE NEWS! CLEMENTE, the documentary that , , and I have been working on for the last four years, is set to have ...
02/07/2024

✨INCREDIBLE NEWS! CLEMENTE, the documentary that , , and I have been working on for the last four years, is set to have its World Premiere at in March! Executive Produced by the Clemente family and Richard Linklater (the Oscar-nominated director of Boyhood, Dazed and Confused, and the Before Trilogy), the film explores the life and legacy of one of baseball's most influential figures. Featuring unprecedented interviews with family, friends, teammates, and super-fans like Michael Keaton, Rita Moreno, Tom Morello, Francisco Lindor, Bob Costas, and Yadier Molina, the film is a celebration of a man who gave his all for others, both on and off the field. More info on screening times coming soon. I'll see you all in Austin in March! 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷

Thanks to , , , , , , , , , , , Laura Heberton, , , , Jim Evans, , , , , , , , , and so many others for all of the blood, sweat, and tears that you put into telling this incredible story.

05/04/2023

Our podcast School of Doc is back with a special episode! Today David Altrogge talks to -Winner Paul Hirsch about editing Episode IV. Available wherever you listen to your podcasts!

04/07/2021

Have you checked out our School of Doc? Each week we sit down with an acclaimed documentarian and talk the ins and outs of documentary filmmaking. On this week's episode, -winner Marshall Curry discusses his films STREET FIGHT, RACING DREAMS, and IF A TREE FALLS. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and all major platforms. https://apple.co/3wCSOyg

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