The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present a special screening of the documentary film, HAVANA CURVEBALL, co-presented with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA). The event will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 1:30 PM at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). This film is appropriate for all audiences. Tickets are $11 for General Admission, $10 for MJCCA members, and $6 for Students.
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About the Film
On the heels of a historic move to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba comes HAVANA CURVEBALL, the family-friendly story of one boy’s dream to share his love of baseball with underprivileged kids of the island nation. Following the call of his rabbi to help heal the world, 13-year-old Mica embarks on a quest to deliver baseball gear to kids in Cuba as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. His charitable deed is also an act of gratitude to the nation that sheltered his grandfather during the Holocaust. In the process, Mica learns a lot about Cold War politics and bureaucratic red tape, as his efforts to make good on his promise are stymied at every turn. When father and son finally decide to personally make the trip to Cuba, the film takes on larger dimensions as the American teen meets and bonds with his Cuban contemporaries. Part travelogue and part coming-of-age story, HAVANA CURVEBALL will inspire teens and parents alike with its marvelously authentic depiction of Jewish values in action and the idealism of youth.
Sponsored by Benjamin R. Sillins and Family Complimentary SKINNY POP popcorn at the screening.