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19964 Star Starred
Fox Theatre
At Ponce De Leon Ave NE 660 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308
404-881-2100
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"Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story"
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“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

Description

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.

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