Kicking + Screening Film Festival from June 27-30
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This year’s festival boasts the most robust and provocative film lineup in the festival’s history, featuring world premieres of the new Thierry Henry documentary, "1:1," and the much-anticipated "Gringos at the Gate," a lively exploration of the passion of the USA-Mexico rivalry. Once again, each night carries a specific theme, unifying the films and the evening’s other events, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Wednesday, June 27: "Enemies Forever: Great Rivalries"
Rivals: Celtics vs. Rangers (UK) | El Clásico: More than a Game (USA) *WORLD PREMIERE*
7:30 p.m. ET, Cinema 1
Double feature revealing the passion, the hatred, and the joy of two of the world’s biggest club rivalries, Glasgow’s Old Firm derby and the star-studded struggle between Real Madrid-Barcelona.
Gringos at the Gate (USA) *WORLD PREMIERE*
7:30 p.m. ET, Cinema 2
Why US vs. Mexico has become the most fiery and socially significant clash in international soccer
Thursday, June 28: “Yes, I Can: The Individual Spirit”
1:1 Thierry Henry (USA) *WORLD PREMIERE*
7:30 p.m. ET, Cinema 1 & 2
An intimate portrayal of French star Thierry Henry and his high-profile move to the New York Red Bulls
Short: KEI (USA) * SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING *
- Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara’s journey from refugee to soccer star
Friday, June 29: “Secrets of Success”
The Four-Year Plan (UK)
7:30 pm ET, Cinema 1 & 2
Queens Park Rangers have new billionaire owners and a mandate to reach the English Premier League in four years. So what’s the plan?
Shorts: Meister vs. Meister (Germany)
- German legends like Sepp Maier and Andreas Brehme line up against teams around the country.
Short: L’equipe petit (France)
- Margatania F.C. have not won a game or even scored a goal. But every week they play, and they do it with a smile.
Saturday, June 30: “Soccer & Politics”
The Last Proletarians of Football (Sweden)
7:30 p.m. ET, Cinema 1 & 2
How Sven-Göran Eriksson and IFK Göteborg’s semi-pro squad won the 1982 UEFA Cup
Short: 0:0 (Israel)
- A quirky, overweight teenager undertakes a quest to burst out of his suburban wasteland existence and become a superstar sports journalist.
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About Kicking + Screening
Founded in April 2009 by Greg Lalas and Rachel Markus, the Kicking + Screening Football/Soccer Film Festival is the world's premier international film festival dedicated solely to the beautiful game. K+S’s mission is to engage, connect, and inspire fans through the celebration and presentation of football/soccer culture. Flagship K+S festivals take place annually in New York and London, while featured satellite festivals are held in various cities around the globe each year.