At its best, bowling is a viscerally thrilling sport that transitions well to the screen. Its visual appeal is one reason why there have been a variety of film classics that prominently feature bowling: "The Big Lebowski" and "Kingpin," just to name two.
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is helping promote such representations of bowling in film by hosting the "Frame 4 Frame Project" -- a 12-month long movie festival that honors filmmakers who depict the sport artistically in their movies. The project has two primary goals: to celebrate the long and storied history of bowling in film, and to help preserve the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame's world-class film collection.
One of the project's featured films, "Sex, Death and Bowling," is now being offered on DVD at 20-percent off the retail price. A portion of the proceeds of all sales will help support the goals of the "Frame 4 Frame Project."
Additionally, the project will help fund grants for tomorrow's next wave of filmmakers, and provide public access to all footage in the film collection. Preservation of the film collection is a major goal of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, as it is a key cog in the organization's educational mission -- and a resource of priceless value for exhibits and films that could be seen by millions of people.
To make a donation, or to learn more about "Sex, Death and Bowling" and the "Frame 4 Frame Project," please click here.
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