Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel — Trailer

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added: Tue, Jun 19th '18

Baseball is known for being America's favorite pastime. But the truth of the matter is, baseball has always been an international sport. But no matter what country the game is played, every baseball fan loves a good underdog story.

And if you love baseball and tend to root for the underdog, then you might want to check out this trailer for "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel." It's a critically acclaimed sports documentary that takes a look at the formation of Israel's international baseball team, which, despite being mostly made up of Jewish-American professional ball players, was seen as a 200-1 underdog to win the title at the 2016 World Baseball Classic.

"Heading Home" is produced and directed by documentary filmmakers Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger. They're the same directing team behind "Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," a 2013 documentary that chronicled the controversial career of the cult loud-mouthed talk show host who pioneered the "Trash TV" genre in the early 1980s.

After winning three prestigious Jewish Festival awards earlier this year at Philadelphia, Washington, and Boca Raton, "Heading Home" will receive a limited U.S. theatrical release throughout the month of August.

A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, 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 is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to compete 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, let alone having ever 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. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.


directed by   Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger

release date   August 2018 (in select theaters)

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