24.9. - 3.10.2020

Havana Curveball USA 2014 | 55 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Marcia Jarmel

Ken Schneider

rated for 12 + years
Documentary 13-year old Mica is a typical US teenager, crazy about baseball. And about to have his bar mitzvah. His rabbi advises him to do good for other people. He learns that his grandfather spent some time in Cuba when fleeing from the Nazis. To say thank you for his granddad's deliverance, the boy wants to send baseball equipment to Cuba. But he keeps falling foul of the US authorities. Mica realizes that it often takes an awful lot of willpower to realize one's dreams. Directors Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider accompany their son as he grows up and portray his view of world events.
Orig. Title: Havana Curveball
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language:
Section: Michel, Michel
Director: Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider
Screenplay: Laurie Coyle
Producer: Marcia Jarmel,Ken Schneider
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Will Storkson
Director of Photography: Roberto Chile, Andy Black, Vicente Franco
Production Design:
Editor: Ken Schneider, Bill Weber
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: PatchWork Films


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