HAVANA CURVEBALL

, , | 2014 | 85 mins | |
Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

Sunday June 14, 2015

SPECIAL EVENT

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

Enjoy (2) 5-minute videos of Alan Brigish’s photography from a recent trip to Cuba, the new baseball movie HAVANA CURVEBALL, and a Q&A afterwards with Alejandro Carreño.

Mica, is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. An earnest kid, he takes to heart his Rabbi’s requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans are poor and love baseball-and that Cuba saved his grandpa’s life. On a hunch, his award-winning filmmaker parents pick up their camera. They know the U.S. embargo with Cuba-and the complications of growing up-will throw him a curveball. Written by PatchWorks.havanacurveball2

"Beautifully lensed... inspirational in the best way, because it shows the world as it is, and as it could be." -Children's Film Festival, Seattle

"Great film, real baseball, tremendously authentic!" -Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco Giants, Hall of Fame 1999

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