The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Opening Night -- Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
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The last date listed for Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story was Tuesday February 8, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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The Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker extravaganza comes to glorious life on the sparkling stage at the Fox, complete with beautiful fairies, handsome princes, dancing snowflakes and a lovely young girl on her way to the Sugar Candy Kingdom. With choreography by John McFall and Tchaikovsky's delightful score played live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, it's a traditional holiday treat that's been enchanting generations of Atlantans for more than 50 years. Adding to the excitement, the Georgia Youth Choir will be lending its talents to Act I's "Snow Scene," and for the first two weeks of the run, the mysterious Drosselmeyer will be played by master illusionist and America's Got Talent finalist Drew Thomas, bringing an extra touch of magic to the proceedings. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Goldstar Member
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The film was informative, funny, inspirational and historical. Who knew there were 5 ball players with the last name of Cohen on one team and they had all changed their names!
Very much hope it comes to the Midtown Arts Theatre so everyone can see it.
Quotes & Highlights
- Check out the film's official website for trailers, music and more.
- "Stirring, revelatory and affectionate." --Baltimore Sun
- "A warm and enthusiastic documentary." --The Los Angeles Times
- "This is an insightful, moving film that helps to shatter stereotypes and preconceptions, and reminds us of the power of this seemingly simple stick ball game to bring us all together." --Ken Burns
A rousing homage to the national pastime sure to delight fans and non-fans alike, Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, charts the historic and cultural contributions of the greatest Jewish major leaguers ever to step onto the field.
Transcending sports, director Peter Miller takes a broad view of baseball’s transformational role in Jewish assimilation, overcoming bigotry, and Black-Jewish solidarity during the civil rights movement. Spotlighting mythic Hall of Famers Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, the film also profiles legends Andy Cohen, Al Rosen, Yogi Berra, Norm Sherry, Bob Feller and Atlanta’s own Ron Blomberg, as well as modern All-Stars Shawn Green and Kevin Youkilis.
A treasure trove of photos and game footage are elevated by musical cues ranging from Benny Goodman to Yo-Yo Ma. Warmly narrated by Dustin Hoffman, this rigorously researched script by Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter Ira Berkow is a celebration of pride and passion for all ages and faiths.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.