You’ve read about documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner and her work here. Now she has something to tell us. Her documentary about America’s first Jewish baseball star has been re-released on DVD with new interviews and extras.
Aviva says: “It’s finally here! The Ciesla Foundation is proud to announce the DVD re-release of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, the inspiring documentary about an extraordinary baseball player who transcended ethnic and religious prejudice to become a hero for all Americans. The new DVD contains over two hours of extras, including a phone interview with Ted Williams, new interviews with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, new archival footage and photos, and more interviews with Walter Matthau, Senator Carl Levin and Congressman Sander Levin, Shirley Povich and many others.
“Please click the link to order your copy of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 2013 Special Edition DVD ($30 plus shipping). Please visit the website hankgreenbergfilm.org for information on how to pay by check or money order.”
You also have an opportunity to see a few excerpts of the film at the Library of Congress on May 13th. In honor of Jewish history month, Aviva will host a noon discussion at the Library’s Mary Pickford Theater (101 Independence Ave. SE, 3rd floor). Copies of the DVD will be for sale at the event.