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“Baseball the Movie” with Author Noah Gittell

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local author Noah Gittell has written a book combining his two favorite things, baseball and movies (but not necessarily in that order!). Join him for an author talk & book signing as he shares his recently published book Baseball: The Movie at the WPL.

Baseball has always been a symbol as much as a sport. With a blend of individual confrontation and team play, a luxurious pace, and an immaculate urban parkland setting, it offers a sunny rendering of the American Dream, both the hard work that underpins it and the rewards it promises.

Film, America’s other national pastime, which magnifies and mythologizes all it touches, has long been the ideal medium to canonize this aspirational idea.

Baseball: The Movie is the first definitive history of this film genre that was born in 1915 and remains artistically and culturally vital more than a century later. Writer and critic Noah Gittell sheds light on well-known classics and overlooked gems, exploring how baseball cinema creates a stage upon which the American ideal is born, performed, and repeatedly redefined.

Noah Gittell is a film critic and sportswriter with bylines at The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Ringer, LA Review of Books, and more. Baseball: The Movie is his first book.

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Woodbury Public Library
Phone
2032633502
Email
mmartin@biblio.org
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Woodbury Public Library
269 Main St S, Woodbury Public Library
Woodbury, CT 06798 United States
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Phone
2032633502
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