Classic Film: 'The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg'

Let's meet @ 4:45 PM at the round tables near the concession stands prior to the movie. The movie begins at 5:15 PM.

Tickets $5!
In person: filmmaker Aviva Kempner

This Peabody Award-winning film is a humorous and nostalgic documentary about an extraordinary baseball player who transcended religious prejudice to become an American icon. Hammerin' Hank's accomplishments for the Detroit Tigers during the Golden Age of Baseball rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. America's first Jewish baseball star was a beacon of hope to American Jews who faced bigotry during the Depression and World War II. (Courtesy of Aviva Kempner.)

DIR/SCR/PROD Aviva Kempner. US, 1999, b&w and color, 95 min, 35mm. RATED PG

Co-presented by the Washington Jewish Film Festival and Women in Film & Video of Washington, DC.

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  • Daryl

    Sorry I missed it. Will actually show up next time.

    April 7, 2014

  • Brian

    Great film about sports, history, and social consciousness!

    April 7, 2014

2 went

  • Brian
    We enjoy AFI Cinema and engage in lively discussions afterwards!, Organizer
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