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Clemente movie available for short time on DVD

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Jamie Nieton, a two-time Olympic high jumper, as Roberto Clemente in 'Baseball’s Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories’

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Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, 12:36 p.m.

The makers of a new movie about Pirates great Roberto Clemente are making a DVD of the film available in September only on Amazon to help fund the theatrical release in more cities.

“Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories” played to two sold out screenings last month at the Strand Theater in Zelienople.

Filmmaker Richard Rossi made the DVD available (for $21.21) in September to celebrate Clemente's 3,000th hit and National Hispanic Heritage month.

The film is done with a blend of news and game footage, Rossi says, along with scripted and acted scenes featuring Jamie Nieton, a two-time Olympic high jumper, as Clemente.

The “21 Clemente Stories” are told using the 21 letters in Roberto Walker Clemente. The first “R” stands for Rookie and the last “E” for earthquake, referring to the Nicaraguan quake the led to Clemente's death on an aid mission in 1972.

— Tribune-Review

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