Shot in the fall of 2011, "Home Run", the story of an alcoholic baseball player from rural Oklahoma (Okmulgee) and his path to recovery premiered yesterday at the AMC Southroads 20.
The movie is produced by Tom Newman of Impact Productions, and Carol Matthews. Locally shot, produced and funded the film opens in theaters April 19 and stars Scott Elrod (of Argo) as well as Vivica Fox ( of Independence Day, Kill Bill, Soul Food). It's a spiritual story thats made in partnership with the 12 step Christian based program, Celebrate Recovery. We get the notion it's going to have a simular feeling to Facing the Giants or Fireproof, nevertheless it's pretty exciting to see more Oklahoma on the big screen.
Photo: James Gibbard /Tulsa World
More on the film: here
Tulsa World's write up: here