Exclusive Los Angeles Premiere of Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story at Wilshire Boulevard Temple!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA (October 22nd, 2010) – 7th Art Releasingannounced today that Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story will have its Los Angeles Premiere at Wilshire Boulevard Temple on Wednesday November 17!

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman, Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story brings to life the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and explores the special meaning baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes.

The Jerusalem Post described the film as “Fascinating and moving… a hard-hitting examination of integration through sports.”

The film will be screened at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Beverly Hills

6:30 p.m. Sponsors’ Reception

7:45 p.m. Screening of Film

The screening will help raise money for the Temple’s schools, camps and Israel Scholarships.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to http://www.wilshireboulevardtemple.org/events/item/408/youth_events

About 7th Art Releasing

7th Art is an independent full service distributor, producer, sales agent, and specialized marketing company that has distributed unique, award-winning documentaries and fiction films for over 15 years. 7th Art’s releases have received many awards including multiple Academy Award nominations as well as one Oscar.

Recent 7th Art releases include Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2010), 45365 (Independent Spirit Award Winner), The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights among many others.

Press Contact:

Rachel Owen

Seventh Art Releasing

323-845-1455

rachel@7thart.com

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Peter Miller
91 minutes

JEWS AND BASEBALL: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY portrays the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. More than a film about sports, this is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes.

The story is brought to life through Dustin Hoffman’s narration, and interviews with dozens of passionate and articulate fans, writers, executives, and especially players including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and a rare interview with the Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Fans including Ron Howard and Larry King connect the stories of baseball to their own lives, and to the turbulent history of the last century. Their stories are inter-cut with dramatic and never-before-seen film clips and photos of great Jewish players, unforgettable games, and the broad sweep of American history.

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