The League Movie

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Who's Involved:

Sam Pollard

Release Date:

Friday, July 7, 2023 Limited
Friday, July 14, 2023 VOD / Digital

thematic content involving racism, a racial slur, some violent images, and smoking.
Runtime: 1 hr, 43 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

The League celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil – whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era – as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. From entrepreneurial titans Cumberland Posey and Gus Greenlee, whose intense rivalry fueled the rise of two of the best baseball teams ever to play the game, to Effa Manley, the activist owner of the Newark Eagles and the only woman ever admitted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The League explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while also examining the unintended consequences of integration.

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Who stars in The League: Cast List

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Who's making The League: Crew List

A look at the The League behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Sam Pollard last directed Bill Russell: Legend and Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power.


Sam Pollard


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Production: What we know about The League?

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - April: The film was set to Completed  status.

The League Release Date: When was the film released?

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The League was a Limited release in 2023 on Friday, July 7, 2023. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Joy Ride, Insidious: The Red Door and The Out-Laws.

As a Limited release, The League will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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