The Bookshelf Conversation: Jon Leonoudakis

January 27, 2016 last time I spoke with Jon Leonoudakis for a Bookshelf Conversation, it was to discuss his 2012 project Not Exactly Cooperstown, a documentary about The Baseball Reliquary, a “nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of American art and culture through the context of baseball history and to exploring the national pastime’s unparalleled creative possibilities,” according to its mission statement.

In this chat, we talked about his latest work, Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, a play on perhaps Arnold Hano’s most famous book, A Day in the Bleachers, first published in 1951, but reissued many times since then. This time our conversation wasn’t so much about the process of putting a film together, but what one has to do before and afterwards in terms of funding, promoting, and getting the word out.

(In the interim, Leonoudakis released The Day the World Series Stopped on the 25th anniversary of the Oakland Athletics-San Francisco Giants World Series. Don’t know how that one went by without a conversation, but anyway…)

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