Join the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for the opening of the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs with an encore showing of Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel.
An audience favorite at the 2018 AJFF, this inspirational documentary recounts the improbable journey of Israel’s national baseball team in the World Baseball Classic, an underdog tale that captivated sports fans everywhere. This family-friendly event will also include an Atlanta Braves fan experience and giveaways, as well as ballpark-themed food truck eats on the City Green. Tickets are available at www.ajff.org.
When: Sunday, August 19 at 4:30 PM
Where: Byers Theatre • 1 Galambos Way
More About Heading Home: A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal identity, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to play 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, and never having 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. As their “Mensch on a Bench” mascot tags along, the team does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.