The Cape Ann Community Cinema
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
SHOWTIMES: THURS., APRIL 2 @ 7:15PM
From living in a box under the streets of Chicago for 7 years to attending over 3,000 Chicago Cubs baseball games and being featured on ESPN, FOX, Howard Stern and in the pages of Sports Illustrated, NY Times and the Japan Nikkei, Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers has become one of America’s greatest baseball fans.
WooLife chronicles Ronnie’s journey from an abusive childhood on the south side of Chicago to his adopted family in Wrigley Field. A young Ronnie becomes inspired after his grandma takes him to a Cubs game in 1947 to see Jackie Robinson play. What Ronnie discovers in the bleachers of Wrigley is a foster family of Cubs fans and players that awakens his spirit and saves him from homelessness. He finds his soul music by rejoicing “Cubs Woo, Cubs Woo” in a way that inspires some of baseball’s greatest players.
WooLife starts during the 2000 season as Ronnie follows his dream of being recognized by the Cubs as the first fan to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Faced with obstacles from Cubs’ management, the fans decide to buy Ronnie a new smile to help improve his chances of his dream coming true. WooLife is a testimony that the human spirit can overcome and conquer the most grim of circumstances simply by recognizing the gift of being alove and the passion of truly believing in something.
Featuring appearances by: Buck O’Neil, Joe Mantegna, Andre Dawson, Fergie Jackson, Leon Durham, Dusty Baker, Rick Monday and many others.
Part of the proceeds from this special screening will benefit Gloucester’s Action Inc.