Film Series: Jewish Americans on Film

The First Basket (2008)

Wednesday, June 15 – 7pm
$10/$8 members in advance
$12/$10 members at the door

Watch the trailer

The game of basketball spread like wildfire through turn-of-the-century New York settlement houses and proved a perfect fit for urban Jewish kids longing to assimilate into American life. Chock full of vivid anecdotes and distinctive characters this engaging documentary brings back famous as well as unsung basketball legends to reveal the rich history and amazing contributions of these pioneering Jewish athletes. Dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated magazine, Tamir Goodman, who appears in the film, leads a post-viewing discussion. (86 min)

Part of the Maltz Museum’s series “Jewish Americans on Film”

Enjoy one or all of these unique perspectives on the American Jewish experience.
Purchase advance tickets for all three films and save!
$25/$20 members

Hester Street – May 18
The First Basket
The Jazz Singer – July 27