Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger | 2017 | 87 min


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Documentary
Family or Teen Friendly
Jewish Interest
Release Year:2017
Running Time:87 minutes
Premiere Status:Long Island Premiere
Production Country:USA | Israel | Japan | South Korea
Original Language:English
Festival Awards:Audience Award winner at Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and Washington Jewish Film Festival among
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Seth Kramer
Daniel A. Miller
Jeremy Newberger
Extra Search Properties
Date Search:Sun. 11/11
Venue:Bow Tie - Great Neck
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A new chapter in the enduring love story of Jews and Baseball, Heading Home is the stirring underdog chronicle of the unexpected triumph of Israel’s national baseball team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Absolutely no one was betting on Team Israel, but that was before they battled Cuba, South Korea, Taiwan and the Netherlands.

Team Israel’s scrappy line up included several Jewish MLB players–including former Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway–who found themselves exploring their Jewish identity for the first time while representing Israel on the world stage. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching as they discover the pride of representing Israel on the world stage. A home run for audiences of all ages.

Q&A WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Director, Jeremy Newberger

JEREMY NEWBERGER is two-time Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and CEO of Ironbound Films, Inc.