22nd annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 'Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel,' with New Haven Native Josh Zeid

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March 11 2018

335 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117

PRICE: Tickets: $12 in advance | $15 at the door

TIME: 11:00 am

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Connecticut Premiere with New Haven Native Josh Zeid
Documentary | Israel, Japan, USA, South Korea | 91 minutes


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. 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.

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