2011. USA. Bennett Miller.
Monday, November 28, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. USA. Directed by Bennett Miller. Screenplay by Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chevin, based on the book by Michael Lewis. With Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Miller's film gives Lewis's stat-heavy baseball book the star treatment, casting Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane. Pitt is charming and comfortable as a former jock tasked with building a competitive team with limited funds. By crafting a winner out of young, unproven players and stars past their prime, Beane turns baseball's conventional wisdom on its head. Print courtesy of Sony Pictures.