19-year-old Dominican pitcher Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, dreams of making it into an American baseball team and pulling himself and his family out of poverty. He gets a chance to train for a team in Kansas, but on arrival struggles to be accepted in his new community.
Poignant and beautifully performed, Sugar is not the usual film about chasing the American dream, and it’s far from a typical baseball movie. It’s an honest portrayal, one that avoids sports-movie clichés in favor of an exploration of identity and the immigrant experience.
Actor: Algenis Perez Soto, Andre Holland, Ann Whitney, Eddie Martinez, Ellary Porterfield, Jaime Tirelli, Karl Bury, Karolina Wydra, Marla Frumkin, Michael Gaston, Rayniel Rufino, Richard Bull, Sándor Técsy
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck