Alvarez College Union, Davidson College Davidson, NC
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Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film sponsored by the Jewish Council of Lake Norman
JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation's most iconic institution. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes.
Interviews include fans, writers, executives, and especially players including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Norm Sherry, Ron Blomberg, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and a rare interview with the legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Fans Ron Howard and Larry King speak of the meaning of Jewish ballplayers in their own lives, while historians and even two baseball-loving rabbis relate the stories of Jewish players to the turbulent history of the last century. These powerful personal and historical stories are interwoven with an extraordinary collection of rare archival footage and photos, and a musical score ranging from Benny Goodman to Yo-Yo Ma to Rush.
Dustin Hoffman narrates this engaging story of great drama, unforgettable games, and the broad sweep of American history.
Second chance to see the film that played to a sold-out crowd at last year's festival!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR ONLY!
Alvarez College Union, Davidson College (View)
207 Faculty Drive
Davidson, NC 28036