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The Mandel JCC's Leonard Krieger Cleveland Jewish FilmFest - Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

Documentary, USA, 2010, 91 min., English
Director: Peter Miller

Sunday, October 17   4 pm  Cedar Lee Theatre

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, this film celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. Whether you are from the Hank Greenberg era, a Sandy Koufax fan or just following the current crop of Jewish ballplayers, there is much to enjoy. This film is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry and the shattering of stereotypes. An articulate and passionate group of interviewees includes former Cleveland ballplayers Al Rosen and Bob Feller.

Sponsor: Sally & Larry Sears

View the movie trailer