You’re a SNOB (Winner)!

Uncategorized Posted Nov 16, 2012 by Bryan Grillo

This past weekend, the Red River Theatres in Concord, NH hosted the 11th annual SNOB (Somewhat North Of Boston) Film Festival. A nonprofit organization, the SNOB Film Festival bills itself as “a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent film making.”

The Festival celebrated more than 60 films across multiple genres. Notably, “The Renegades: A Beep Ball Story” made its highly anticipated world premiere.

As I blogged about a few weeks ago, the film is a documentary by Best Dog Ever Films. Founded by the father-daughter team of Jack Clancy and Liz Clancy Lerner, BDEF “strives to tell stories a little out of the ordinary.”

Beep Ball certainly fits the spec of being a bit out of the consciousness of most (sighted) folks. But Jack and Liz did a wonderful job bringing greater awareness of the sport on Saturday evening with a compelling and heartfelt story that chronicled the Association of Blind Citizens Boston Renegades’ 2005 season (and beyond).

It wasn’t just those associated with the film – Renegades players, coaches and family, and the family and friends of Jack and Liz – who were impressed. Others were, too.

Earning high scores from the general audience, the filmmakers and the SNOB Film Festival selection team, the film won the prestigious honor, “Best Independent Documentary.”

But the story doesn’t end there. The movie will be shown in the Boston area in early 2013, so please stay tuned to the CHEN blog for more details.

In the meantime, congratulations and thank you very much to Jack and Liz, who dedicated countless hours in making this tremendous film. You’ll always be a SNOB (winner) to us!