7:00 pm | $18 in advance/$25 at the door
presented by Congregation Emanuel’s Brotherhood
Glickman, written, produced and directed by James L. Freedman and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, tells the triumphant story of Marty Glickman, who was denied the chance to participate for the U.S. in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history.
A multi-sport athlete with blistering speed, the Jewish Glickman was a teammate of Jesse Owens on the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team, but politics and anti-Semitism robbed him of the chance to win gold in the 400-meter relay – an event held in front of Adolf Hitler in Berlin.
Marty would go on to become a legendary sports announcer on the East Coast –- and as the first voice of the NBA invented such classic basketball terms as “the key”, “the midcourt stripe”, and “swish!” In a Hall of Fame career that spanned over fifty years, Marty would paint his “words eye” pictures for the New York Knicks, Giants and Jets –- as well as help create HBO Sports and mentor a who’s who of sportscasters.
The film interweaves fascinating archival footage with a wide mix of interviews including sportscasters, athletes, actors and family members such as Marv Albert, Bob Costas, Larry King, Bill Bradley, Jim Brown, Frank Gifford, Jerry Stiller, and N.Y. Giants co-owner John Mara.
Following the 83 minute documentary, we are proud to have assembled an expert panel of sports professionals, followed by a Q&A moderated by WDST’s Doug Grunther. Doors open at 6:30. Due to a limited number of seats, please make your reservations early as this event will sell out quickly. Contact
Glenn Grubard at firstname.lastname@example.org for advance tickets.