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Kicking & Screening
New York City
Celebrating the passion and joy of the beautiful game on film.
Interests: soccer, film
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It's time to soccer socialize again! K+S is bringing the New York City soccerati together for another #SoccerSocialHour, our semi-regular meet-up that blends soccer, social awareness, and networking. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 11, at 7 pm, at Nevada Smiths in the East Village. This time around,... Continue reading
Hey K+S friends! The summer is over, the MLS playoff races are heating up, and the English Premier League have started up again. Which means it's time to get back to being a serious soccer fanatic again. What better way to do that than getting together with fellow soccer fanatics... Continue reading
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If you couldn't make it to our screening of Bosnia in Our Hearts on Sunday at the #BudHotel in Rio de Janeiro, here's your chance to see it. For the next few days, until July 11, the English-subtitled version of the film is available online on the website of the... Continue reading
Yes, it's an advertisement for Pepsi. But this is the age we live in. Filmmakers gotta make a living, too. And in some ways, commercial work allows filmmakers to express things that the film industry simply won't. Which is a long way of saying we have no qualms praising Mexican... Continue reading
As everyone everywhere knows, the soccer world is descending on Brazil for the next month as the 2014 FIFA World Cup takes place. And K+S will be there. K+S Rio 2014, made possible by Budweiser, will take place on July 6 + 7 at the Budwieser Hotel at Pestana, right... Continue reading
A cool-looking new soccer film is coming just in time for the World Cup. Directed by Vik Muniz and Juan Rendon, This Is Not a Ball will premiere on Netflix on June 13. The film tells the story of Muniz, a Brazilian artist and photographer, as he traveled the world... Continue reading
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Tuesday | 3 JUNE | 19.00 Les Rebelles du Foot (Football Rebels) Director: Gilles Perez & Gilles Rof | English, 92 min Didier Drogba. Rachid Mekloufi. Socrates. Predrag Pasic. Carlos Caszely (pictured, on left, with Eric Cantona). Stars, all of them. But also men who resisted the influence power and... Continue reading
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Scouting for Zebras Director: Benoit Mariage | French, 80 min Starring Benoit Poelvoorde as Jose, a down-on-his-luck football agent who specializes in discovering promising young African players, this darkly comedic but ultimately emotionally satisfying dramedy brings a human touch to the ugly reality of African player trafficking. Scouting for Zebras... Continue reading
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Next Goal Wins Directors: Mike Brett & Steve Jamison | English & Samoan, 92 min At the start of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, American Samoa is the worst national team in the world. They have never won a competitive match or even scored a goal. But hope... Continue reading
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Sometimes a film comes to us and we are at a loss to predict what the reaction will be from K+S festival attendees. Benoit Mariage's film Scouting for Zebras was one such entry. A powerful, darkly comedic take on the shady side of trafficking in young African talent, Zebras starred... Continue reading
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Wow. That's just about all we can say. WOW! The 6th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival, presented by Budweiser, came to a close on Friday night with one helluva bang. The films -- Match for Peace, Geronimo's Promise, and El Otro SuperClasico -- took fans on a celluloid... Continue reading
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For tonight's closing event at the 6th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York, presented by Budweiser, we're all going to Brazil. The theme of our final night is "Brasil" -- spelled the Portugues way, of course -- as we all head into the final stretch before the... Continue reading
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Night 3 of the 6th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York, presented by Budweiser, takes place tonight at 7:30 pm at the legendary Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan. ** NIGHT 3 IS SOLD OUT! ** Tonight, under the theme "Inspiration," we turn our attention to the social... Continue reading
Night 2 of the 6th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York, presented by Budweiser, takes place tonight at 7:30 pm at the legendary Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan. The theme for the evening is "Coaches," the men and women whose enitre job is to make other people... Continue reading
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On Wednesday, April 9, K+S Soccer Film Festival, presented by Budweiser, will focus on coaches. The opening film is the short sneak peek at the much-anticipated We Must Go, about American coach Bob Bradley's adventures in Egypt. The feature film is The Dream Coach, about former Torino FC academy coach... Continue reading
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For those of you headed down to Tribeca Cinemas for K+S Soccer Film Festival New York 2014, presented by Budweiser, here's some transportation information. ADDRESS 54 Varick Street at the corner of Laight and Varick Streets, one block south of Canal Street SUBWAY Take the 1, A, C, or E... Continue reading
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You ready? We are. The 6th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York, presented by Budweiser, kicks off tonight at 7:30 pm at the legendary Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan. Opening night's theme is "Identity," and the lineup includes two films. Up first is the world premiere of... Continue reading
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Nico Calabria is an excellent soccer player. He has a silky touch on the ball. He is quick and able to sidestep two-footed challenges. And he can lace a free kick into the back of the net with power and precision Oh, one more thing. He plays on crutches. The... Continue reading
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Geronimo's Promise (A Promessa de Geronimo) is a Brazilian film two friends who score tickets to the World Cup final in Rio between Brazil and Argentina. Things don't go as planned, of course. But really, the short comedy, directed by Luiz Menegaz and starring Carlos H. Garcia, Nill Macrondes, and... Continue reading
Our friends at KICKTV -- who know a little something about how to make a good soccer film -- gave us some great pub in a recent edition of their show The Whip. It includes sneaks peaks of Scouting for Zebras and We Must Go, two of the films we're... Continue reading
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In Different Strokes, screening Thursday, April 10, at K+S New York 2014, presented by Budweiser, director Nivedita Majumdar tells the story of a boy and his team in which no player has proper football kit -- and the lengths he and his young teammates will go to in order to... Continue reading
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Birgit Ehret set out to conduct a cultural anthropology experiment and ended up with a wonderful film about a fan group. What she got in the end was so much more. The 1905ers, screening on Tuesday, April 8, at K+S New York 2014, presented by Budweiser, tells the tale of... Continue reading
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Gena Milanesi recognizes that soccer is more than just 22 people kicking a ball around for 90 minutes. It's about movement and grace and expression. In short, it's about artistry. With that in mind, the Los Angeles-based painter has recently started making art about the beautiful game, including portraits of... Continue reading
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Everyone loves a redemption story. Especially one that includes a brash superstar-in-the-making. That, essentially, is the story directors Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten, and Stefan Berg tell in their film True Blue 2: The Way Back. The fact that the starring role falls to a teenage Zlatan Imbrahimovic is just serendipitous... Continue reading
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Rob Stone is known for having great hair. And great teeth. But these days the Fox Sports soccer studio host is also known for being the voice of reason on Fox's UEFA Champions League coverage and for being a relentless champion of US soccer. (To most US bowling fans, he's... Continue reading