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Monday, May 7, 2018
The 10th K+S Soccer Film Festival in NYC kicks off May 22 Tickets on sale now!
Hard to believe it, but 2018 marks the 10th year for the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York. To celebrate, we've got our most amazing lineup of films yet, a roster that spans the globe and reflects the multitude of our beautiful game -- joy, sadness, friendship, inclusion, tragedy, resurrection, politics, style, and more.
K+S New York 2018 runs for four nights, May 22-25, and will once again be held at Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan (MAP). The festival will, as always, feature a full slate of soccer cultural events, including film screenings, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, post-screening parties, and raffles.
Without further ado, here are the films:
Night 1: Football for Better or Worse
Tuesday, May 22 | 7:00PM
FC Rosengård is one of the world's top women’s clubs. But that doesn’t mean everything is easy. This documentary exposes the inherent struggles of women’s football, following the team through a dramatic year of triumph and loss. Led by new sporting director Therese Sjögran and Brazilian star Marta, the club fights every day to lift the women’s game. Can they win? | U.S. PREMIERE
Messi & Me -- In the summer of 2013, former college player Matt Eliason scored this amazing bicycle kick goal while playing in an exhibition with superstar Lionel Messi. This is the story of what happened next. | WORLD PREMIERE
Boniek et Platini -- While their national team competes at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, two young Polish boys are recreating the action in the street. But their country is under martial law, and after two police officers confiscate their ball, they challenge them to a match. What's at stake? The ball. And so much more.
In the wake of the 2016 Chapecoense airplane crash that claimed all but three of the players' lives, the team and the city were divided about how to handle the tragedy: Should they focus on keeping the memory of the dead alive? Or move on? And as the team travels to play the championship game that the ill-fated roster should have played, can everyone come together around a common goal?
In 2014, four American filmmakers and college friends undertake a four-month journey through Latin America to the World Cup in Brazil. Over 7,000 miles and 8 countries, they explore Latin America's passion for fútbol and emerge not only with a newfound understanding of the Americas, but also a deeper respect for the power of the beautiful game. | WORLD PREMIERE