Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival 2011 NYC
Kicking + Screening (K+S) Soccer Film Festival, the world's premier international film event dedicated solely to the beautiful game, has announced the lineup of films to be screened at the 3rd annual New York City festival, July 20–23, 2011, at the famous TriBeCa Cinemas.
The lineup includes 11 films, boasting one world premiere and seven US premieres. All 11 films will make their New York debut.
Selected from more than 55 submissions from 28 countries, the films include Argentina Futbol Club, an inside look at the passion of Argentina’s biggest rivalry, between Boca Juniors and River Plate; Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story, which tells the remarkable story of defender Jay DeMerit’s rise from Wisconsin’s youth leagues to the World Cup; Soka Afrika, an unsentimental exposé of two young African players’ struggles to succeed in Europe; and Match 64, an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final.
-Wed Jul 20 - 7:30 pm ET
FEATURE: Argentina Futbol Club (Argentina), dir. Juan Pablo Roubio
SHORT: Sivan (Israel), dir. Zohar Elefant
SHORT: Opprykk (Promotion) (Norway), dir. Jan Ingar Grindheim
-Thu Jul 21 - 7:30 pm ET
FEATURE: Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story (USA), dir. Nick Lewis, Ranko Tutulugdzija
SHORT: Gareth Bale and El Clasico animations (UK), dir. Richard Swarbrick
SHORT: Blind Ambition (UK), dir. Christopher Bridger
-Fri Jul 22 - 7:30 pm ET
FEATURE: Soka Afrika (France), dir. Suridh Hassan
SHORT: Stab und Darstellar (The Final Fax) (Germany), dir. Nico Raschick
-Sat Jul 23 - 7:30 pm ET
FEATURE: Match 64 (South Africa), dir. Daniel Gordon
SHORT: Rattskiparen (The Referee) (Sweden), dir. Mattias Low
Go to the official website for more info on the films.