Sports Themes

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

About the Film 

Sports, patriotism, and a journey from has-been wannabes to heroes, play out in this stirring story of the formerly underdog Israeli national baseball team, which includes several Jewish American Major League players, competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
85 minutes

Let Yourself Go

About the Film 

A self-involved psychoanalyst has his tightly ordered world thrown for a loop by a high-spirited fitness instructor, in this Italian comedy, an uproarious crowd-pleaser that won the Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
98 minutes

The Mighty Atom

About the Film 

A loving tribute to a role model for Jewish athletes at a time when there was none, this inspiring profile tells of unlikely, yet real-life superman, Joseph Greenstein, born in 1893 Poland before coming to America, who dazzled audiences with his remarkable feats of strength, daredevil stunts and an unshakable faith in the power of mind over matter. He was later featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
74 minutes