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Jews & Baseball

Sunday Mar 9, 2014

African American Performing Arts Center

310 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, NM
US

Phone: 222-0778

Cost:

$5-$8

US documentary, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, as part of the Albuquerque Jewish Film Festival.

This acclaimed US documentary is narrated by actor Dustin Hoffman and highlights thecontributions of Jewish Americans to the most American sport of them all: baseball. Enjoy a rare interview with legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax and commentary from Larry King, Ron Howard, Al Rosen, Shawn Green. (2010, 91 minutes)

See also: Reel World

Jews on film

Reel World

Albuquerque is home to a number of increasingly diverse cinematic celebrations—from the Italian Film & Culture Festival to the Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Now you can add the ABQ Jewish Film Festival to the mix. The Jewish Community Center and Congregation Albert have joined forces to present this annual event, the inaugural theme of which is “Exploring the Jewish Journey Through Film—from Broadway to Baseball.” This multi-day event will take place from Thursday, March 6, through Tuesday, March 11. Thursday starts out with The Pin, a Yiddish language drama about two young Eastern Europeans hiding in a barn during World War II. On Saturday it’s the documentary Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy. Sunday brings with it two documentaries: Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story and The Gatekeepers (about Israel’s Secret Service). Tuesday closes out with Hava Nagila, which examines the power of one song to “express and sustain identity, to transmit lessons across generations and to bridge cultural divides.” All films will be presented at either the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque (5520 Wyoming NE) or the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE). For a complete schedule, go to jccabq.org. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Prepaid reservations may be purchased online or by calling 348-4455.

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