The feature-length documentary The Spy Behind Home Plate, a film about the life of Moe Berg, the MLB player whose work behind the lines was critical to the U.S. in World War II, will begin screening in film festivals and theaters nationwide this week. And several Greater New York theaters will be among the first to show the film in the coming weeks.
Here is a schedule of the upcoming screenings in NYC and environs:
- May 31, Quad Cinema, Manhattan
- May 31, Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, N.Y.
- June 7, Manhasset 3, Manhasset, N.Y.
- June 7, Clairidge 6, Montclair, N.J.
- June 7, Cinema 100, White Plains, N.Y.
From the film’s Website:
In this first ever feature-length documentary about the enigmatic Berg, Kempner again focuses her camera 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 OSS during WWII…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.