By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (April 13, 2019) — Presumably, every major movie studio head honcho with a pulse would be at least somewhat interested in a fictional film that features a pro baseball player who happens to be a spy at the same time.
Well, Moe Berg’s true life story combined those two elements.
Which is why it’s an intriguing subject matter.
Decades after his death, details about Berg’s mysterious life can now be examined up close.
“The Spy Behind Home Plate,” an Aviva Kempner documentary, will debut in Washington, D.C. on May 24. A week later, it’s set to open in New York, then in Los Angeles and San Francisco on June 7, with additional first runs at movie theaters in June and July, while also stopping at film festivals and overseas cinemas during the ongoing baseball season.
Even before one watches the opening five minutes of Kempner’s motion…
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