DOCtober: Jews and Baseball
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Join us as we close out our cinema series with two documentaries that examine,
commemorate, and celebrate America’s love of the game.
About Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (USA, 2010, 91 minutes)
This first major documentary to chronicle Jewish involvement in baseball spans from the 1860s to the present, sweeping audiences across time and touching on various social and political issues along the way. Players, writers, and—most importantly—fans explore their connections to baseball and what the sport has meant to them. Look forward to clips of Larry King, Ron Howard, and even Sandy Koufax in a rare interview! Narrated by Dustin Hoffman.
Featuring Director Peter Miller in conversation with the Museum's Associate Curator and Chasing Dreams Co-curator, Ivy Weingram.
DOCtober Series also includes:
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (October 19)
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Peter Miller is a documentary filmmaker and director of Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, narrated by Dustin Hoffman. His award-winning documentaries also include the critically-acclaimed A.K.A. Doc Pomus; Sacco and Vanzetti, released nationally in theaters in 2007; A Class Apart, which aired on the PBS series American Experience, and which was awarded the 2009 Imagen Award for Best Documentary/Television; and The Internationale, which aired on PBS and won Best Documentary the Woodstock Film Festival. Miller recently completed Sosua: Make a Better World (shown on public television stations nationwide), Refugee Kids One Small School Takes on the World (now in film festivals), and Projections of America about a little-known American WWII propaganda film unit. He has been a producer on numerous documentaries by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, including the epic PBS series The War and Jazz, as well as the Peabody Award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright. He has also been a producer on many other acclaimed documentaries, including The Uprising of ‘34, Passin’ It On (winner of twenty film festival prizes), and the Academy Award-winning American Dream. He teaches filmmaking at Wagner College and works regularly as a script consultant, writer, and music supervisor.
Ivy Weingram is an Associate Curator at NMAJH and serves as co-curator of Chasing Dreams. She participated in the development of the Museum’s core exhibition, and continues to play an active role in the Museum’s special exhibitions program, including managing the forthcoming ‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah (opening November 4th). Weingram has also served in the curatorial departments of The Jewish Museum, Yeshiva University Museum, and the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American
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Event type:Exhibitions, Films & Filmmakers