Universal Babe brings to light humanitarian aspects of the famed baseball player’s life that are often under-recognized, such as his protest of the Nazi persecution of the Jewish people during World War II, contribution to the Harlem community, and a warm and amicable relationship with the ‘Negro leagues’. Ruth’s numerous acts of charity and support of people of various colors, creeds and religious backgrounds significantly shaped the culture of baseball and race relations in America.
Award-winning filmmakers, Byron Hunter and Edward Harris II utilize the expertise of authors and historians, current and former baseball stars, and family members to share never-before-heard stories about Babe Ruth in this groundbreaking work.
Universal Babe features interviews with Linda Ruth Tosetti, Babe Ruth’s granddaughter.
This is what a comeback looks like.
“The United States of Detroit” is a stylish and moving documentary about the resilience and spirit of Detroit’s neighborhoods, telling the story of the city’s past, its present resurgence, and future potential.
Sam, a college dropout in his early twenties, spends his days navigating through the city of Chicago making drug deals. On this particular day though, things seem off. He wakes up in his semi-girlfriend's bed late for a job interview set up by his father. But Sam has no interest in the job, the girl, or anything besides himself for that matter. Throughout the course of the day, Sam runs into friends, enemies, customers and family members all wondering the same thing. When is Sam going to grow up and start taking responsibility in life? It's a question Sam's unsure of how to answer.
General admission ticket good for entry to VIP Music Experience event on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Does NOT include special discounts, comps, etc.
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