"Signs of the Time" DVD

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Please note: this DVD is for private viewing only. If you would like to share this DVD with your classroom, in a public library, or for not for profit screenings to groups of 50 or less, please purchase our Classroom/Public Library License version.

Where did baseball hand signals come from?

In exploring this seemingly simple question, Signs of the Time shares stories of inspiration that transcend the game of baseball. We meet two men at the heart of a controversy. One was a trailblazing umpire, whose tenacity and dedication earned him a place in the Hall of Fame ... the other, a ballplayer whose determination to overcome barriers of communication made him the most celebrated deaf player in the history of the major leagues. Signs of the Time will inspire baseball fans of all ages, while exploring our universal desire to understand each other, even in the face of adversity.

Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, this award-winning documentary provides a remarkable trip through time, with theatrical re-enactments of 19th century baseball, inspirational stories about present-day heroes and a front row seat to the training of future major league umpires.

Featuring interviews with baseball greats Bob Feller, Brooks Robinson, Earl Weaver, Fred Lynn, Ken Singleton, Bill Werber, Danny Litwhiler, Jim Evans and Danny Litwhiler.

The DVD release is packed full of special features including interview footage not included in the film, filmmaker commentary, production slideshow, original film trailers and behind the scenes documentaries about the making of the film.

2013 NY Emmy® Award for Best Documentary, Editor: Program, Musical Composition

Award for Baseball Excellence 2009 Baseball Film Festival held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Audience Award for Best Documentary 2009 Rochester High Falls International Film Festival, Rochester, NY

Best Documentary 2009 SoCal Film Festival, Huntington Beach, CA

Best Documentary 2009 Secret City Film Festival, Oak Ridge, TN

Best Documentary 2010 Rincon International Film Festival, Rincon, Puerto Rico

Utopian Visions Award 2009 Utopia Film Festival, Greenbelt, MD

Subtitles Available: English SDH, Spanish and Japanese

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