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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Directed by Aviva Kempner
Documentary

USA

Released: 19983

English

90 minutes

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.

 

 

Awards

 

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2000

Best Non-Fiction Film

 

Broadcasts Film Critics Association Awards 2001, Best Feature Documentary

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