AJFF Presents at City Springs: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel


Ticket includes film and Atlanta Braves fan experience with food truck.

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AJFF is delighted to celebrate the opening of the new Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs with an encore presentation of Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, a stirring, family-friendly story of sports, patriotism and personal identity. An audience favorite at the 2018 AJFF, this inspirational documentary recounts the journey of Israel’s national baseball team and their improbable run in the World Baseball Classic, an underdog tale that captivated sports fans everywhere.

Join us at City Springs on Sunday, August 19 at 4:30 PM for this special screening event and baseball-themed fun.

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.

About the Film:

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.

About City Springs

The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center, part of the new City Springs development, opens its inaugural season in August with an opening celebration that highlights the Center’s entertainment offerings and provide activities for the whole family. The Performing Arts Center’s 2018-2019 season will continue with a diverse blend of programming featuring concerts by classical, popular, and jazz musicians, dance, theater, comedy, and family entertainment. For more information about City Springs and the Performing Arts Center, visit citysprings.com.  Updates regarding City Springs can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @CitySprings, and on Instagram @VisitCitySprings.