New York’s Finest Soccer Film Festival Celebrates its 10th Edition Next Week!

 

One of New York City’s amazing perks for film lovers is its many specialty film festivals. One of these gems is the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival which will be held from May 22-25 at the Scandinavia House (58 Park Ave). Now in its 10th edition, Kicking + Screening highlights the world’s game in all its facets, showcasing a diverse selection of stories. While all revolve around the beautiful game, they also touch on many broader issues such as women empowerment, LGBTQ discrimination or how to deal with loss.

The opening night film “Football For Better or For Worse” highlights FC Rosengård, one of the world's top women’s clubs with Brazilian star player Marta, and their struggle to survive in a male-dominated industry. It’s followed by “I Love Hooligans”, a short doc about a gay hooligan that is trapped between the love for his club and his sexual identity. Another fantastic feature doc is “Nossa Chape” which celebrated its world premiere at SXSW 2018. Directors Jeff & Michael Zimbalist and co-director, Julian Duque, provide a compelling documentary that follows the Chapecoense club beyond the tragic demise of all but three players in an airplane crash, and how fans, their city, and the club itself are trying to move on.

We have secured a 15% discount for you with code KSNY. To buy tickets and view the full program visit http://www.kickingandscreening.com/ks-ny-2018. This year’s world cup may be without team USA but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your soccer fix this summer!

Written by

Tilo Zingler

 
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