Photo of Ricki Stern Ricki Stern

Independent filmmaker Ricki Stern grew up in New York and studied filmmaking at Dartmouth College, where she made her first documentary about a teenager competing in the Special Olympics.

She then honed her skills with a variety of production and editing jobs, including a behind-the-scenes stint on "Saturday Night Live" and a five-year run as a producer for HBO.

Stern has collaborated with fellow Dartmouth graduate Annie Sundberg on a series of critically acclaimed projects, including The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006), a moving portrait of a man wrongly accused of rape and murder that was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize; and The Devil Came on Horseback (2007), a sobering account of genocide in Sudan.

Ricki Stern in Knuckleball!

Knuckleball!

2012 NR

Focusing on one of baseball's more eccentric wrinkles, this documentary spotlights a pitch that's confounded batters and extended pitchers' careers. Archival footage combines with a look at two modern knuckleballers, R.A. Dickey and Tim Wakefield.

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