The Spy Behind Home Plate
Jewish baseball player Morris “Moe” Berg appeared as an enigmatic and brilliant player in the Major Leagues during the Golden Age in the 1920s and 1930s. While Berg is celebrated for his .243 batting average during his 15-year major league career, it was his work for the Office of Strategic Services, playing a prominent role in America’s efforts to undermine the German atomic bomb program during WWII, that made him a most valuable player to his country. The first feature-length documentary on Morris “Moe” Berg reveals the life of this unknown Jewish hero through rare historical footage and interviews from the worlds of sports, spy craft, and WWII history. Discussion with filmmaker Aviva Kempner, moderated by VAFF Advisory Board member Diane Naughton
This film is part of the Israeli and Jewish Film series supported by Congregation Beth Israel
Friday, October 25
Vinegar Hill Theatre
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Director: Aviva Kempner
Runtime: 101 min.