The Spy Behind Home Plate

  • The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • The Spy Behind Home Plate
  • The Spy Behind Home Plate


AMC Loews New Brunswick A Sun, Nov 10, 2019 12:30 PM
Princeton Garden Theatre Mon, Nov 11, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Aviva Kempner
Release Year:2019
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English


This feature-length documentary about the enigmatic baseball player Moe Berg focuses on a little-known Jewish hero. From the streets of Newark to five major league teams during baseball’s golden age, to his secret life spying for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, Berg’s improbable story is told with rare historical footage and revealing interviews with family and an all-star roster from the worlds of history, sports, and spy craft.


GUEST SPEAKER: November 10 and 11 - Aviva Kempner, Director


Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner has been making films since 1972. With incredible depth and sophistication, her films focus on non-stereotypical figures of Jewish history and celebrate their untold stories. Three of Aviva’s films have screened previously in the RUJFF: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000), Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009), and Rosenwald (2015).