May 25, 2011
We recently added Jews and Baseball to the DBRL collection. The film has received some positive reviews from viewers. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Traces the Jewish involvement in the history of the sport from the game’s earliest days, through the tumultuous war years to today’s All-Star games. By analyzing various stages in this history, including how the legendary Sandy Koufax pioneered rights for players and Hank Greenberg’s support of Jackie Robinson, the film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info. If you’re a bloopers fan, you may want to check out another DVD we just got in called MLB Bloopers Doubleheader.
March 28, 2011
We recently added A Film Unfinished to the DBRL collection. The film has received some positive reviews and won the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the ‘good life’ of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more.
Check out the official movie site for more info.