November 15, 2013
RE: Thank you
HAVANA CURVEBALL - Sneak Preview Completion Fundraiser & Youth Activism Showcase
A Film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider
Hello again, from PatchWorks Films - the award winning, San Francisco-based documentary film
company of veteran filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider. Thank you very much for your taxdeductible donation to the HAVANA CURVEBALL - Sneak Preview Completion Fundraiser & Youth
Activism Showcase. Your generous donation of a Joan Nathan Jewish Holiday Cookbook is helping launch
our films campaign supporting youth activism across the country. Thank you.
By donating to our auction, you have become a vital member of our team, helping us realize the vision of
this important project, while exposing your work or your gift to our guests. Donors to our auction will
belisted in the event program as well as in a pre-screening slide show, and the gift you provided will be
on display at the event.
If you areable, please send a print-ready copy of your company's logo or Joan Nathan’s photo
firstname.lastname@example.org we may include the image in our eventmaterials.
Please note that PatchWorks Films is fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) organization, the Center for
Independent Documentary (CID)with EIN# 04-2738458. Your gift is deductible fully permitted by law.
You may choose to print or otherwise save this noteas your receipt for tax purposes. No goods or
services will be given or have been receivedby you, the donor, because of this gift.
Once again, thank you for your support,
Fundraising Event Producer - HAVANA CURVEBALL
663 7th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel: (415) 730-2150
ABOUT THE FILM -- Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At 13, he
is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. An earnest kid, he took to heart his Rabbi’s
requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to
send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans are poor and love
baseball -- and that Cuba saved his grandpa’s life. On a hunch, his award-winning filmmaker parents pick
up their camera. They know the U.S. embargo with Cuba will throw him a curveball. Learn more at
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS -- Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider of PatchWorks Films are veteran husband
and wife team who have been making award winning documentaries that explore contemporary social
issues through intimate character stories since 1994. Their films have screened on public television, at
film festivals, museums, community centers, public libraries, universities, and schools around the world.
Notably, Ken's work as an editor has been recognized with an Emmy, a Peabody, a Columbia-Dupont, an
Indie Spirit Award, and top awards at Sundance, along with an Oscar nomination. Learn more at
ABOUT THE EVENT -- Sneak Preview Completion Fundraiser & Youth Activism Showcase at the New
People Cinema, 1746 Post Street - San Francisco, CA 94115 (located in Japantown between
Webster/Laguna), Thursday, December 5th, 2013 6:00pm Pre-reception & Silent Auction + 7:00pm
Screening + 8:30pm After-party & Youth Activism Showcase. Tickets can be purchased at