FILM | "Holy Land Hardball"

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002



Holy Land HardballBoston bagel maker Larry Baras wanted to create a pro baseball league in Israel. His idea was met with incredulity and even hostility, he tried it anyway. Among the ballplayers swept up in his unlikely quest: a 41-year-old father of three with a Peter Pan complex; a 27-year-old Brooklyn artist/DJ still finding himself after the disappointment of not being drafted out of college; a 34-year-old father-to-be whose own father fought for Israel’s independence in 1948; and a 22-year-old African-American who was told by a preacher at a young age he would one day “play in front of God’s people.” Also along for the ride are former Jewish major leaguers Art Shamsky, Ken Holtzman, and Ron Blomberg&emdash;as team managers in the Israel Baseball League.

USA, 2010, 84 mins., directed by Erik Kesten and Brett Rapkin, English.

Student | $4
Member | $6
General Admission | $8

Film provided by Seventh Art Releasing,

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