NYFCS - The Catcher Was A Spy

130min (including Q&A) - R


Lark Theater Tue, Jun 19 6:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Special Event
Release Year:2018
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ben Lewin
Cast:Paul Rudd
Sienna Miller
Jeff Daniels
Paul Giamatti
Guy Pearce


The New York Film Critics Series presents an advance screening with On-Screen Q&A with Paul Rudd and other On-Screen guests!


In the midst of World War II, major league catcher Moe Berg (Paul Rudd) is drafted to join a new team: the Office of Security Services (the precursor to the CIA). No ordinary ballplayer, the erudite, Jewish Ivy League graduate speaks nine languages and is a regular guest on a popular TV quiz show. Despite his celebrity, Berg is an enigma - a closeted gay man with a knack for keeping secrets. The novice spy is quickly trained and sent into the field to stop German scientist Werner Heisenberg before he can build an atomic bomb for the Nazis.


"Paul Rudd is fantastic as the enigmatic Moe Berg, a real life footnote from history in the serviceable thriller The Catcher Was A Spy." - Guardian