Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

Screwball: A Film by Billy Corben

 Screwball: A Film by Billy CorbenFriday, March 29, 7pm-8:30pm – MDC’s Tower Theater Miami, 600 Biscayne Blvd., MiamiScrewball looks at doping in major league baseball from the perspective of Miami’s Anthony Bosch, a specialist in performance-enhancing drugs, who was a key figure in the scandals of Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and other star players. While Bosch’s medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate. On camera, he is hilariously frank about the rise and fall of his Biogenesis health clinic, including details of mob connections, financial chicanery, and Rodriguez’s eccentric behavior.

This true-crime comedy is so steeped in South Florida, it might have been written by Carl Hiassen or Elmore Leonard. The film excels in inducing laughter, but also raises serious questions about the culture of professional sports. Powerful interests would be happy to let this story slip from memory. But Screwball makes it unforgettable. #TowerTheaterMiami @miamifilm @TowerTheaterMiami