The Spy Behind Home Plate

Documentary. 98 min. NR.
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Showings

Michigan Theater - Annex Fri, Jun 21 9:20 PM
Michigan Theater - Annex Sat, Jun 22 9:20 PM
Michigan Theater - Annex Sun, Jun 23 6:25 PM
Michigan Theater - Annex Mon, Jun 24 4:30 PM
Michigan Theater - Annex Mon, Jun 24 9:20 PM
Michigan Theater - Annex Tue, Jun 25 7:30 PM
Event Info
Category:Films
Michigan Films
Michigan Featured

Description

Aviva Kempner's The Spy Behind Home Plate is the first feature-length documentary to tell the real story of Morris "Moe" Berg, the enigmatic and brilliant Jewish baseball player turned spy. Berg caught and fielded in the major leagues during baseball's Golden Age in the 1920s and 1930s. But very few people know that Berg also worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), spying in Europe and playing a prominent role in America's efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWII. The Spy Behind Home Plate reveals the life of this unknown Jewish hero through rare historical footage and photographs as well as revealing interviews with an All-Star roster of celebrities and other individuals from the worlds of sports, spycraft, and history. Berg may have had only a .243 batting average during his 15-year major league career, but it was the stats he collected for the OSS that made him a most valuable player to his country during World War II.
Featuring an introduction and post-film Q&A with director AVIVA KEMPNER on Sat. June 22 at 7:00 PM! Tickets on sale.

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