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Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, Signs of the Time marks the first original project from the minds of Crystal Pix. Inspired from individual stories of triumph over adversity, Signs explores the innovation of umpire hand signals and the breaking of communication barriers that changed the course of baseball history. Shot on location in over eight states, the film features interviews with Baseball Hall of Famers, Major-League Umpires, respected historians as well as full-scale theatrical re-enactments of early baseball.

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Where did baseball hand signals come from?

In exploring this seemingly simple question, Signs of the Time shares stories of inspiration that transcend the game of baseball. We meet the two men at the heart of the controversy. One was a trailblazing umpire, whose tenacity and dedication earned him a place in the Hall of Fame . . . the other, a ballplayer whose determination to overcome barriers of communication made him the most celebrated deaf player in the history of the major leagues.

For more information on this project visit www.signsofthetimemovie.com

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FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

2009 Deaf Rochester Film Festival
2009 Rochester High Falls International Film Festival
2009 Hardacre Film and Cinema Festival
2009 Grand Rapids Film Festival
2009 Spirit Quest Film Festival
2009 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival
2009 Rome International Film Festival
2009 SoCal Independent Film Festival
2009 Black Earth Film Festival
2009 Tacoma Film Festival
2009 Cooperstown Baseball Film Festival
2009 Bay Street Film Festival
2009 Secret City Film Festival
2009 Utopia Film Festival
2009 Rivers Edge Film Festival
2009 Red Rock Film Festival of Zion Canyon
2010 Macon Film Festival
2010 Omaha Film Festival
2010 Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
2010 Rincon International Film Festival