Friday, August 9, 2013

Last Play at Shea

In 1964, the newly founded New York Mets began their often miserable, occasionally joyous run at Shea Stadium in the same working class area of Queens where a young Billy Joel and his family had moved. On July 16th and 18th, 2008 Joel closed out Shea with two sold out shows before its slated demolition. Last Play at Shea incorporates both concert footage of the epic send-off and a history  of the performer, the stadium, and their team making this unique film a peach for Billy Joel fans and a compelling historical document.