For immediate release
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
COST: Tickets are $10, or free for Northside residents. Purchase tickets at capri.simpletix.com, or at the door the night of the show. Northsiders (zip codes 55411, 55412 and 55430) will find their discount promo code at thecapri.org.
MEDIA ALERT: The Minnesota Historical Society and 612IM Present the Northside Premiere of 39 Seconds
Film by Paul Irmiter features the story of John Wesley Donaldson, “The Greatest Baseball Player You’ve Never Heard Of”
39 Seconds, a feature length documentary/live action film, explores a forgotten piece of American history. With a cast composed of the best acting talent in Minnesota, an original score by Jim Oestereich, and narration by Payton Woodson, the Capri audience will witness the true-life story of one of the greatest baseball players in the world John Wesley Donaldson.
“When a man makes his living throwing a baseball, he has to be the best. When that man is an African-American from the South living in the early 20th century, he has to be better than the best, he has to be John Donaldson.”
39 Seconds was selected for screening in the 2021 Twin Cities Film Fest. Its lead actor Leonard Searcy, was nominated in the best actor category for his amazing portrayal of John Donaldson.
About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at mnhs.org.