Conversation: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Discuss Their New Film, ‘Sugar’

BY Arts Desk  May 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM EST

Anyone who’s followed baseball over the last decade or so has noticed the rising number and rising prominence of players from Latin America, particularly from the Dominican Republic. The new film, ‘Sugar,’ is a dramatic telling of the story of one young Dominican-born player — Miguel Santos, known by his nickname “Sugar” — as he learns some lessons about baseball and life at a training camp in his homeland and as a minor league player in Iowa. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directed the film and joined me on the phone from New York: