Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Soccer-based Film Festival Opens in New York
New York Times, June 30th, 2009 3:30PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The first film festival in the United States dedicated to soccer movies, the Kicking and Screening International Soccer Film Festival, will unspool at five locations July 14-18 across New York City. "Soccer and film are passions - they crystallize things and make us feel," said one of the event's founders, Rachel Markus. "When we watch them, we're looking for a story; to identify with the characters and to live that drama with them. So you don't have to be a fan of either to enjoy this festival."

The five events in the first festival are "Les Yeux dans les Bleus," a documentary about the 1998 French team that won the World Cup (at Opia, July 14); "Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos" (TriBeCa Grand Hotel, July 15); a panel discussion titled "Beckham in America," followed by a viewing party of the Red Bulls-Los Angeles Galaxy game (Slainte, July 16); "FC Barcelona Confidential," a look at a team that is a sporting and cultural symbol, (Spanish Benevolent Society, July 17); and "In the Hands of the Gods," about five soccer players on a search for Diego Maradona (Central Bar, July 18).

Part of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Grassroots Soccer, a nonprofit organization that seeks to use soccer in the fight against H.I.V. and AIDS in Africa. "Next year, we're hoping for some film narratives," Markus said. "Something like a midnight showing of 'Victory' and 'More Than Just a Game.' We want to raise the bar for people who are into soccer and film. And it's a way to get people more excited about the sport."

 

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Florida star Jordan exceeds expectations    
Savannah Jordan was the 2013 Soccer America Freshman of the Year and played for the USA ...
Reports: Bale to Miss Crucial Week for Real     
According to reports on Monday, Gareth Bale will miss a crucial week for Real Madrid after ...
Injured Lampard to Miss City's Trip to CSKA    
Frank Lampard was carried off on a stretcher as Manchester City beat Tottenham 4-1 at the ...
Report: Shakhtar Stadium Damaged in Ukraine War    
Shakhtar Donetsk's Donbass Arena suffered serious damage from gunfire on Monday despite the recent ceasefire agreed ...
Mourinho Swipes at National Team Coaches    
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho took a swipe at Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Monday, by ...
Bundesliga: Heaven for Bayern, Hell for BVB    
Pep Guardiola once again lavished high praise on Philipp Lahm after the Bayern Munich veteran put ...
Enrique Dismisses Messi Substitution Row     
Did Lionel Messi refuse to be taken off during Barcelona's 3-0 win against Eibar? No matter ...
Hart: Aguero "Useless" in Practice Sessions    
Sergio Aguero, Manchester City's four-goal hero against Tottenham on Saturday, is apparently "useless" at times during ...
Arena: 'We Need to Start Focusing on Playing'    
Bruce Arena suggested that Landon Donovan's long MLS goodbye has become a distraction following the Los ...
Platini: Blatter No Longer Serves Soccer    
UEFA President Michel Platini on Friday launched perhaps his most scathing criticism of FIFA President Sepp ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives