The Spy Behind Home Plate

U.S., 101m, DCP

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Screened June 21–27, 2019

Following her Peabody award-winning The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, Aviva Kempner once again turns to the fascinating (in this case double) life of a Jewish baseball player: Moe Berg. A rarefied intellectual from Newark, NJ, Berg played as a catcher for five major league teams… and was also a spy for the OSS during WWII as part of the effort to undermine the German atomic bomb program. Rare archival footage and interviews with historians, sportswriters, and espionage experts unravel this stranger-than-fiction story.

Exclusive NY engagement. A Ciesla Foundation release.

A film by Aviva Kempner

A man who genuinely earned the moniker ‘hero'”

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