It’s all about baseball during this year’s Heartland Film Festival’s Family Movie Event as Heartland screens The Perfect Game on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center (450 West Ohio Street). Based on a true story, this inspiring family film tells the tale of a miracle that happens, cementing an unlikely team’s place in history and changing their lives forever.
Armed with the dream of playing a real Little League game, the boys from Monterey, Mexico travel to the United States. After an unexpected first round victory, they find themselves on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Relying on their religious faith, a warm-hearted priest, and their love for the game, the nine players and their coach embark on an incredible, record-breaking winning streak that leads them from southern Texas to Williamsort, Pennsylvania. The Perfect Game stars Jake T. Austin, Clifton Collins, Jr., Ryan Ochoa, Emilie de Ravin and Cheech Marin. This film is rated PG.
Sponsored by Printing Partners, the event will include a party with refreshments and fun activities for all ages following the movie. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the screening will begin at 2:00 p.m.
General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children (12 and under) and are available by calling Heartland’s toll-free number, 1.866.HFF.1010 or by visiting HeartlandFilmFestival.org. Limited seating is available. A service fee will be added to all online and phone orders.