Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
"When a man makes his living throwing a baseball, he has to be the best. When that man is an African-American from the South living in the early 20th century, he has to be better than the best, he has to be John Donaldson."
"39 seconds," a feature length documentary/live action film, explores a forgotten piece of American history. With a cast composed of the best acting talent in Minnesota, and original score by Jim Oestereich, and narration by Payton Woodsno, the Capri audience will witness the true-life story of one of the greatest baseball players in the world, John Wesley Donaldson.
Following the film, hear from Phil Dixon, author of numerous books on Black baseball and one of the five founders of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City Missouri; Frank White, MNHS author of "They Played for the Love of the Game," and those involved in making the film.
Then stay afterwards to mingle and meet our guest speakers, cast and crew members.
The Minnesota Historical Society presents this film in conjunction with 612IM Film Productions.
Please note: The Capri requires all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending an event. Masks are required at all indoor events at the Capri. More information and resources: thecapri.org/covid.
2022-01-22 19:00:00 2022-01-22 19:00:00 America/Chicago "39 Seconds" Film Screening Capri Theater