The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

| 90 mins |

As Hitler was invading Europe, a handsome, young Jewish baseball player

was challenging Babe Ruth's home run record. Aviva Kempner's award-winning documentary reveals how Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg transcended American religious prejudice, shattered stereotypes, and became an American hero. Part social history, part humorous Americana, this compelling and entertaining movie cross-cuts thoughtful and sentimental interviews with family, friends and celebrity fans like Walter Matthau and Alan Dershowitz with rich archival footage from the 1930s and ‘40s. Twelve years in the making, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG delivers thrills and chills, edge-of-your-seat scenes of Hammerin' Hank in action, and the only rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in Yiddish sung by Mandy Patinkin!

Director

Aviva Kempner

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