Directed by Aviva Kempner (USA, 2019, 100 min.). Digital. New England premiere.
Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner (The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg; Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg; Rosenwald) hits another home run with this amazing story of Moe Berg, the Major League Baseball player turned spy. Born in Newark, Berg was a Princeton and Columbia Law School graduate fluent in a half-dozen languages. A scholar-athlete, he was even a regular on the TV quiz show Information Please. During baseball’s Golden Age, Berg was a beloved player and coach for five MLB teams—including five years with the Red Sox! As WWII accelerated, Berg began a secret and dangerous life, spying overseas for the OSS. Berg’s extraordinary, improbable story is told with rare historical footage and revealing interviews with an all-star roster of commentators from the worlds of history, sports, and spy craft.
Followed by a discussion with director Aviva Kempner and US Senator Ed Markey.
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This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.
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