Heartland International Film Festival

THUNDER ROLLS! The World of Blind Baseball

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Available October 5, 2023 4:00 PM UTC
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How can individuals who are blind and visually impaired play baseball? The documentary THUNDER ROLLS! The World of Blind Baseball tells the story of how this is possible. When the rules of a game are changed, appropriate technologies are applied, and opportunities are opened, individuals with disabilities can play competitive sports at Olympic levels. THUNDER ROLLS! combines a thriller sports story with an educational message. Dramatic action centers on the quest of the Indy Thunder team to win their second World Championship. The film follows the team members and their coach, Darnell Booker, as they come together as a family. It reveals a nuanced world that involves the full range of accomplishments and engagements of the individuals portrayed. Narrated by Jesse Eisenberg and with an original music score by Tyron Cooper, this is a spirited, humanistic, sports story operating on many levels of entertainment and social significance.

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Thundervision Films



  • Year
  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Genre
    Documentary Feature
  • Subtitle Language
    Not applicable
  • Content Warning
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Director
    Robert Arnove, Susanne Schwibs
  • Screenwriter
    Robert Arnove
  • Producer
    Robert Arnove, Susanne Schwibs, David Gudaits, Anna Strout, Henry Malone
  • Executive Producer
    Robert Arnove
  • Cast
    Darnell Booker, Jared Woodard, Ron and Jean Brown, Jesse Eisenberg