Doc & Darryl
Followed by a discussion with co-director Mike Bonfiglio, producer Kelsey Field, Vice President and Executive Producer of ESPN Films and Original Content John Dahl, and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, moderated by Michael Powell, The New York Times
Presented by the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment, with support from ESPN
Dirs. Judd Apatow, Mike Bonfiglio. 2016, 78 mins. Digital projection. Join the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and ESPN Films for a special advance screening of the newest “30 for 30” film, Doc & Darryl, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. When they were good, they were the biggest stars on a team that captured New York City and the 1986 World Series. But when they were bad, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry broke the hearts of Mets fans. “They were going to be our guys for years,” laments Jon Stewart in this evocative yet searing documentary directed by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck) and Michael Bonfiglio (You Don’t Know Bo). Reunited at a diner in Queens, the pitcher and the power hitter look back on the glory days of the mid-’80s and the harrowing nights that turned them from surefire Hall of Famers into prisoners of their own addictions. Listening to Doc talk about missing the parade down the Canyon of Heroes, or Darryl counsel others at his ministry, you can only wish that these two very different men had not followed the same destructive path.
Doc & Darryl airs July 14 on ESPN.
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