Thursday, February 27, 2014

ABQ Jewish Film Fest: Jews and Baseball

Celebrating the Jewish Experience Through Film: The ABQ Jewish Film Fest is proud to present:

Jews and Baseball:
An American Love Story
Sunday March 9 ~ 3:00 pm
African American PAC
310 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque 87108

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

“You should be an attorney or a doctor, but not a ballplayer,” one former major leaguer remembers, describing the prejudices that he and other Jewish athletes faced. But despite the stereotypes, and in the face of hostility from fans and even violence from opposing players, there have been standout Jewish players in every decade from the 1860s to the present. Jews and Baseball is the first major documentary to tell their stories.

Purchase tickets here. View a clip here.

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