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.
Directed by Aviva Kempner
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2000
Best Non-Fiction Film
Broadcasts Film Critics Association Awards 2001, Best Feature Documentary