ABQ Virtual Jewish Film Festival

The Spy Behind Home Plate

August 6 - 8 Virtual Screening

Zoom Discussion: 8/9 at 3 pm

Time: 7:00pm     Day: Thursday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8 - $15

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August 6 - 8, 2020
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August 13 - 16, 2020
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The ABQ Virtual Jewish Film Festival Presents: 


The Spy Behind Home Plate 

USA, 2019, Documentary, 101 minutes, English

Director:  Aviva Kempner

Screening: 8/6 – 8/8

Zoom Discussion: 8/9 at 3 pm:

Aviva Kempner, Director, will discuss her reasons for making this film and answer your questions. Joining her will be: Dr. Rabbi Jack Shlachter, esteemed nuclear physicist and rabbi, and Rob Lennick, executive director, Jewish Federation of NM, whose beloved home team, Boston Red Sox, was one of Moe Berg’s baseball stints.  


Please note that ticket sales will end on August 8, 12 pm



Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells the real story of Moe Berg, major league baseball player turned spy. 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. View the trailer here! 


 How does a virtual film festival work?

  • The film will have a 48 hour viewing period from August 6, 7pm - August 8, 7pm. You must watch the film during the viewing period. 
  • You will receive a link and password to view the film 24 hours before the screening period starts. Be sure to check your Spam folder. 
  • Internet speed is essential to home-viewing. If you haven't streamed movies at home before, we recommend running a speed test for your internet at https://www.speedtest.net to make sure you can easily stream the film. The minimum download speed is 10Mbps, but we recommend 25-35Mbps for optimal viewing. Additional information about streaming is available at our website, https://www.abqjewishfilmfest.com

 What is the differences between "Individual" and "Household" tickets? 

  • Individual Viewing: intended for individual use
  • Household Viewing: intended for 2+ people to share & watch together within one physical household

Questions? Email mayas@jccabq.org