“Israel Swings for Gold” Israel Baseball Team- Part of the LA Jewish Film Festival on May 21st, 2023
“ISRAEL SWINGS FOR GOLD”
LAJFF PRESENTS A FAMILY FRIENDLY SUNDAY MATINEE FILM PROGRAM
Q&A with Israeli team member Zach Penprase!
Date and time
Starts on Sunday, May 21 · 1pm PDT
Laemmle Town Center 5 17200 Ventura Boulevard, Encino.
In 2021, Israel’s baseball team competed in the Olympics for the first time. With no media allowed in Tokyo’s Olympic Village, the players record their own experiences. Mostly newly minted Israelis, they log unexpected battles against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Victory for Israel comes on the playing field, even if not on the podium. Israel Swings for Gold follows the 2018 hit Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, about Israel’s Cinderella run at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
A Documentary by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy NewbergerIn partnership with the Consulate General of Israel