DOCtober: The Life and Times of Hank GreenbergCategorized as: Sports & Recreation
Event tags: Sports, hISTORY, Baseball, Hank Greenberg, Jewish
Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentaries, and family films that examine, commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.
About The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (USA, 1999, 95 minutes)
This critically-acclaimed documentary explores the story of the Detroit Tigers slugger who fought anti-Semitism and came close to breaking Babe Ruth’s homerun record. He was baseball’s first Jewish star. Tall, handsome, and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg was a secular Jew from the Bronx who became “the baseball Moses,” an icon for everyone from Walter Matthau to Alan Dershowitz.
Featuring Director Aviva Kempner in conversation with Professor of Religion and advisor to Chasing Dreams, Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert, Temple University (Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball).
DOCtober Series also includes:
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (October 22)