YOU CAN IF YOU WILL: The Jerry Kramer Story

An Exclusive Screening of the Feature Length Documentary Film. Followed by a Q&A with Jerry Kramer & the Film Maker, Director Glenn Aveni.

 

“MY WILL TO WIN HAD TO BE MORE THAN THE GUY ACROSS FROM ME 100% OF THE TIME…..THAT’S HOW YOU BECOME A CHAMPION MANY TIMES OVER”
-JERRY KRAMER

 

Jerry Kramer’s life is not only about winning football championships with Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers, it’s about helping people around him reach their full potential.

Jerry throughout his life and to this day exemplifies qualities we all aspire to; character, integrity, excellence and doing things the right way all of the time.

This film will take the viewer on a journey of Jerry’s life, from a small-town family with modest means to the mountaintop of NFL glory.

Jerry’s story is not without struggle, personal tragedy, and the 50 year wait to claim what he truly earned – induction into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame!

This special event features features a post show Q&A with the film’s director, Glenn Aveni, and the legend Jerry Kramer himself!
 

 FEATURED INTERVIEWS:
JERRY KRAMER, AARON RODGERS, BRETT FAVRE, RON WOLF,  JEREMY SCHAAP, MARK MURPHY, PAUL HORNING, DONNIE ANDERSON, DAVE ROBINSON, BOYD DOWLER,  BART STARR JR., JIM GRABOWSKI,  CARROLL DALE, CHUCK MERCEIN, GILBERT BROWN, FRANK WINTERS, FRANCO HARRIS, MEAN JOE GREEN,  BRIAN MCCASKY, PETE DOUGHERTY,  BOBBY BETHARD, BILL POLIAN, TOM MACK, JOE DELAMIELLEURE, ALICIA KRAMER, DAN KRAMER, DIANA KRAMER, CAROLE KRAMER ANDERSEN, MATT KRAMER, JORDAN KRAMER

 

Directed by: Glenn Aveni

 


 

JERRY’S BIOGRAPHY:
Jerry Kramer (born January 23, 1936, in Jordan, Montana) is a former professional football player, author and sports commentator, best remembered for his 11-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers as an offensive lineman.

As a 6'3", 250 pound right guard, Kramer was an integral part of the famous "Packer Sweep", Vince Lombardi’s signature play.

Kramer was an All-Pro five times, and a member of the NFL's 50th anniversary team in 1969, but surprisingly, it took 50 years to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame!

 




ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY:
From award winning filmmaker Glenn Aveni, a Wisconsin native and Green Bay Packers super fan - The Jerry Kramer Story is the one and only official biographical film on the amazing life of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer.

THE GREATEST PLAY IN THE GREATEST GAME
Jerry is a “living legend” most noted for “THE BLOCK”, arguably the greatest NFL play within one of the greatest games ever played “THE ICE BOWL”.

There is no other NFL football team that can boast (5) world championships in 7 years, and (3) in a row. Jerry Kramer and teammates rose above all the obstacles put in front of them to achieve the highest standard of excellence. Jerry explains the true intimate relationships and personalities it took to excel on the field as a team, and in life as an individual.

INSTANT REPLAY
A sports classic, Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap's Instant Replay took readers inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II. Instant Reply was written in the first person and from Jerry’s perspective of a bygone era of sports, filled with blood, grit, and tears. This book sold over 1,000,000 copies and put Kramer onto the world stage as a successful and published author. Instant Replay was controversial at the time for a pro athlete to allow that kind of insider access.

WAITED 50 YEARS TO REACH THE HALL OF FAME
We have the exclusive interview with Jerry just before his induction ceremony. It's been a long time coming and no one was more deserving to be in the Pro Football HOF. Green Bay Packers legend Jerry Kramer received his gold jacket Friday, August 3rd , 2018 ahead of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 4th, 2018.


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Nov. 13, 2021

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Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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