The League

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 103 MINUTES | English |



Baseball is known as America’s pastime, but for many years, non-white people were socially and professionally excluded. Director Sam Pollard and executive producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson shed light on that history with The League, revealing how the dynamic style of Black baseball players came to define the way the game is played today. With the eye of a historian, Pollard delves into how Black professionals formed Negro League baseball, building a unique sporting culture and community of their own. 

Utilizing newly discovered archive footage and interview recordings, The League offers a fresh avenue through which to appreciate Black American history. At the same time, there’s a lot that will appeal to fans of baseball, whether a casual follower of the sport or the most ardent fanatic with an encyclopedic knowledge of stats. The film’s approach to baseball history is comprehensive and approachable, making it an unmissable sports documentary.––Jarod Neece

In Person

Mon June 12 - 5:30 PM

Tue June 13 - 5:45 PM

Sat June 17 - 12:30 PM

*Rush Tickets available at venue except for Beacon Theatre
Rush will be offered when advanced tickets for a screening or event are no longer available at venues other than Beacon Theatre. The Rush system functions as a standby line that will form at the venue approximately one hour prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin roughly 10 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets and are payable upon entry.


Directed by Sam Pollard

Sam Pollard
Robin Espinola, Dave Sirulnick, Jen Isaacson, and Byron Motley
Henry Adebonojo and Angel Barroeta
Kathryn Bostic
Dave Marcus
Executive Producer
Jon Kamen, Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Haley Jones, Eamonn Bowles, Dori Begley, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Shawn Gee, Tarik Trotter, Zarah Zohlman, Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese Guirgis, Josh Green, and Nina Dobrev
Production Company
Add’l Credit
2929 Productions
In Association With
Play/Action Pictures, Two One Five Entertainment, Yabba Biri Productions
US Distributor
Magnolia Pictures


Press Contact
Danielle McCarthy-Boles
Magnolia Pictures
New York , NY 11226
Phone: 212 379 9712
US Sales Contact
Danielle McCarthy-Boles
Magnolia Pictures
New York , NY 11226
Phone: 212 379 9712
International Sales Contact
Austin Kennedy
Magnolia Pictures
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212 924 6701