Cinema Arts Centre for Screening of Baseball Documentary, Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
Join director Jeremy Newberger for a special screening and discussion of his new film,Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel – a stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s National Baseball Team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.
Huntington, NY: On Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 PM, the Huntington based not-for-profit theater, the Cinema Arts Centre, will host Jeremy Newberger, the director of the new documentary film, Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. Newberger has made appearances at the cinema for screenings of one of his previous films, Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie. His newest film follows members of Israel’s National Baseball Team as they prepare for and participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage. (USA, Israel, Japan, South Korea, 2018, 87 min., NR, English| Dir. Jeremy Newberger, Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller)
Program Event Fees: $12 Cinema Arts Centre Members | $17 Public | Will feature a discussion with director Jeremy Newberger