Film: "The Yankles"
Thursday, January 17 at 730pm
AND Friday, January 18 at 12:30pm
presented by the 2013 Minneapolis Jewish Humor Festival
A man looking for a second chance at life crosses paths with a team with practically no chance at all in this fun comedy. Charlie Jones (Brian Wimmer) is a former major league baseball player whose alcoholism ended his career in center field, and landed him in prison following his third drunk driving conviction. As part of his parole, Jones has to serve nearly 200 hours of community service, and while he's eager to coach an amateur team as part of his penalty, no one seems willing to take a chance on him Until the day he meets Elliot (Michael Buster), an Orthodox Jew studying to be a rabbi who's trying to salvage the hapless baseball team (nicknamed "The Yankles") at his yeshiva school. While Charlie discovers that these Orthodox theology students aren't necessarily cut out for baseball, he gives them a new measure of skill and confidence, and they help him regain the self-respect he thought he'd lost forever.
A film by David R. and Zev Brooks | 2009 | 115 minutes | PG-13 (language) | English
$10 general; $8 JCC JCC premium/community members, students
For directions, please visit www.sabesjcc.org/directions.php
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
ALL TICKETS ARE WILL-CALL and will be held under your name. You can pick them up prior to the event when you arrive.
Sabes JCC Theatre (View)
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|