Kevin Costner Celebrated Father's Day In An Iowa Cornfield With Field Of Dreams Fans
If you build it, they will come. And if you honor it, most of them will return to take part in the celebration.
Thatís what we learned over the weekend, as Kevin Costner, Timothy Busfield (who played Costnerís brother-in-law, Mark, in the movie), sportscaster Bob Costas and Field of Dreams fans from far and wide reunited in an Iowa cornfield to remember the impact of Phil Alden Robinsonís fantastic family drama. Over Fatherís Day weekend. God, could it be any more perfect? No, you are the one tearing up as you sit by your computer on a Monday morning.
The Huffington Post says a screen was set up in the outfield of the Field of Dreams ball field, where Kevin Costner and the gathered crowd relived the memories of the 25-year-old film. The actor, of his memorable, role, said:
"I'm glad to be here with friends and old acquaintances and making some new ones, and for my children to be a part of this. It's certainly a high mark for me, this little movie, and it remains so."
The weekend festivities held in Iowa on behalf of Field of Dreams included celebrity softball games, and concerts by the Gin Blossoms, Joan Jett and the Blackhawks, and Kevin Costnerís own band, Modern West! Listen to Costnerís velvet vocals over snapshots from the reunion weekend:
And hereís Kevin Costner and Bob Costas in Iowa, at the celebration, via Modern Westís Facebook page:
Field of Dreams is one of those timeless classics that connects to the heart of Midwestern Americana, capturing Kevin Costner in his rugged prime. (He basically filmed it between Bull Durham and Dances with Wolves. So yeah, the "Golden Age" of Costner.) And while Iím thrilled to report that all of this amazing stuff happened in Iowa over Fatherís Day weekend in celebration of the amazing film, Iím incredibly disappointed I didnít know about it sooner, so I could have tried to scoop up my own two boys and bring them to the cornfield to have a catch.
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