39 Seconds

  • Sat, Jan 22, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Capri Theater

    2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55411

Ticket Price $10.00 Buy Tickets

“When a man makes his living throwing a baseball, he has to be the best. When that man is an African-American from the South living in the early 20th century, he has to be better than the best, he has to be John Donaldson.”

39 Seconds: The Story of John Donaldson, the Greatest Baseball Player You’ve Never Heard Of, is a feature length documentary/live action film that explores a forgotten piece of American history. 


Following the film, hear from Phil Dixon, author of numerous books on Black baseball and one of the five founders of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri; Frank White, ​MNHS author of They Played for the Love of the Game, and those involved in the making of the film. Then stay afterwards for a beverage and to mingle and meet our guest speakers, cast and crew members.

Date & Time

Sat, Jan 22, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Capri Theater

2027 West Broadway, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55411

Capri Theater
The Capri

The Capri is owned and operated by PCYC, a strong, 65-years-young, community-based nonprofit with a rich history of exceptional education, arts and youth programming to children, families, and the North Minneapolis community.

Expanding on its significant presence on Minneapolis’ Northside, PCYC has operated the historic Capri Theater since 1987, and opened the expanded, renovated Capri on October 3, 2021.

Together with PCYC, our mission is to enrich the skills, prospects and spirit of North Minneapolis area youth and adults, in partnership with families and communities.