Havana Curveball

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.
http://www.havanacurveball.info/

Year:
2014
Length:
60 minutes
Country:
Director:
Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider

Shown at

  1. 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2015
  2. 18th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 19th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  4. 20th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  8. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  9. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  10. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  11. New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  12. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  14. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  15. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2015

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Cuba film makes Bay Area man a witness to history
    Last month I was in Cuba for the Latin American premiere of my film, “Havana Curveball,” the story of my son Mica, who sent baseball equipment to young Cubans as his bar mitzvah project. I had no idea I would also bear witness to history.

    http://www.jweekly.com/article/full/73742/cuba-film-makes-bay-area-man-a-witness-to-history/

  2. I just want to mention I watched Havana Curveball at my Temple at B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek, Ca and it was great and it was well received from others also. I even gave sport cards to the kids and they loved it. I received many complements.

    Thank you

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