Detroit Film Theatre
JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY
January 29 & 30, 2011
Peter Miller’s terrific new documentary portrays the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. More than a film about sports, this is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes.
Graced by interviews with dozens of passionate and articulate fans, writers, executives, and especially players including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and a rare talk with Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Fans including Ron Howard and Larry King connect the love of baseball to their own lives, and to the turbulent history of the last American century. The rich and insightful narration is by Dustin Hoffman. (90 min.)