Join us on Thursday, September 20 at Hotel Paradox for a special screening of independent documentary film Heading Home. Join us for a special pre-film Happy Hour with the filmmaker is in a private lounge area of the Paradox Pool from 5:30 -6:30. Film screening begins at 7:00. Film run time is 87 mins. A Q&A with filmmaker Jeremy Newberger will follow the screening. Free admission for Hotel Paradox guests with a key card. General tickets at the Hotel Paradox on September 20th beginning at 5:00pm or online at:
The Tale of Team Israel is the David-and-Goliath story of Israel’s national baseball team as it competes for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of crushing defeats, Israel finally ranks among the world’s best in 2017. Its roster includes many Jewish-American major leaguers, most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, barely any ever having set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from the Holy Land where they are hailed as modern-day Maccabees to the tournament in South Korea where they must debunk their reputations as has-beens and wannabes. The connection to Israel that the players forge pushes them to unexpected heights as they represent the country on the world stage.
Jeremy Newberger is the CEO of Ironbound Films. Headquartered in an old inn on the Hudson River opposite West Point, Ironbound creates documentaries for theaters, television, and the web. Ironbound produced and directed Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel. In addition, Jeremy did art direction for the film.