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Axford to make virtual appearance at Wis. festival

Credit: WITI

Credit: WITI

Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013 --- 9:40 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Former Brewers pitcher John Axford will make a virtual appearance at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

Before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals, he was a big supporter of the festival and even donated $25,000.

His donation went toward the Cream City Cinema program for local films and filmmakers and allowed the filmmaker in residence cash prize to double to $5,000.

Axford pre-recorded his introduction to the film he selected -- Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and it will be played Saturday night before the film.

Axford has a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame in film and TV.

There was a chance Axford could appear but the Cardinals made it into the post season.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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