HAVANA CURVEBALL
Ken Schneider & Marcia Jarmel | U.S. – Cuba | 2014 | Documentary | 60 min | NY PREMIERE
Quad Cinema – April 11 @ 3:15PM
SYNOPSIS

 

Thirteen-year-old Mica takes to heart his Rabbi’s dictate to help “heal the world,” and launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba—a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans have few resources, love baseball, and gave his Jewish grandpa refuge during the Holocaust. His filmmaker parents know a curveball is coming…

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DIRECTORS

 

Husband and wife team, Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider founded Patch Works Films in 1994 and have since made award-winning films for public television, film festivals, museums, community centers, public libraries, and educational institutions worldwide. Their collaborations include: the Kroll funded, The Return of Sarah’s Daughters (American Public Television), Born in the U.S.A. (Independent Lens, PBS) and several shorts. Their most recent project, Speaking in Tongues (Audience Award, San Francisco International) played in festivals from Mumbai to Guangzhou, New York to San Francisco, on a city wall in Oakland, and on PBS. In addition to co-directing, co-producing, and editing PatchWorks’ films, Schneider has edited 30 feature‐length documentaries that have been recognized by an Emmy, a Peabody, a Columbia-Dupont, an Indie Spirit, top awards at Sundance and other major festival awards, and been nominated for an Oscar and additional Emmys. Jarmel and Schneider live in San Francisco. Their older son, Mica, is featured in Havana Curveball, their fourth feature documentary collaboration.