The First Basket


1h 26m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Explores the impact that basketball had on modern Jewish history, as well as the profound influence that unsung Jewish pioneers had on the evolution of basketball, as it grew from a game played with ash-cans on tenement steps to the second most popular sport in the world. Though basketball was inven

Film Details

Also Known As
First Basket
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Sports
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Zej Media
Distribution Company
LAEMMLE ZELLER FILMS/LAEMMLE/ZELLER FILMS

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Explores the impact that basketball had on modern Jewish history, as well as the profound influence that unsung Jewish pioneers had on the evolution of basketball, as it grew from a game played with ash-cans on tenement steps to the second most popular sport in the world. Though basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in Massachusetts, the game spread like wildfire through turn-of-the-century New York settlement houses and proved a perfect fit for urban Jewish kids. By the 1920s, basketball had become a staple of life in American Jewish communities, and many of the top teams grew out of these neighborhoods.

Film Details

Also Known As
First Basket
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Sports
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Zej Media
Distribution Company
LAEMMLE ZELLER FILMS/LAEMMLE/ZELLER FILMS

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 29, 2008

Released in United States November 14, 2008

Released in United States Fall October 29, 2008

Released in United States November 14, 2008 (Los Angeles)