K+S Soccer Film Festival Returns to NYC June 27-30
Thierry Henry Documentary and USA-Mexico Rivalry Film Headline Lineup
Kicking + Screening (K+S) Film Festival, the world’s premier international film event dedicated solely to football/soccer, is returning to New York City this summer.
K+S New York 2012 runs from Wednesday, June 27, through Saturday, June 30. For the third year in a row, all films will screen at Tribeca Cinemas in downtown Manhattan.
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 coming weeks.
All screenings at Tribeca Cinemas – 54 Varick Street, New York, NY (MAP)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 — THEME: “Enemies Forever”
Gringos at the Gate (USA) **WORLD PREMIERE** – 7:30 pm ET, Cinema 1
Why US vs. Mexico is the best rivalry in international soccer
Rivals: Celtic vs. Rangers (UK) **WORLD PREMIERE** | El Clásico: More than a Game (USA) – 7:30 pm ET, Cinema 2
- Double feature revealing the passion, the hatred, and the joy of two of the world’s biggest club rivalries.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28 — THEME: “The Individual Spirit”
1:1 Thierry Henry (USA) **WORLD PREMIERE** – 7:30 pm ET, Cinema 1 & 2
- An intimate portrayal of French star Thierry Henry and his high-profile move to the New York Red Bulls
Also: KEI (USA) **ADVANCED SCREENING** — Sporting Kansas City forward Kei Kamara’s journey from refugee to soccer star
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 — THEME: “Secrets of Success”
The Four-Year Plan (UK) **US PREMIERE** – 7:30 pm ET, Cinema 1 & 2
- Behind the scenes of Queens Park Rangers’ climb to the English Premier League
- Also: Meister vs. Meister (Germany) — German legends line up against amateur teams around the country.
- Also: L’equipe petit (France) — Why does a team that has never won keep playing?
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 — THEME: “Soccer + Politics”
The Last Proletarians of Football (Sweden) – 7:30 pm ET, Cinema 1 & 2
- How Sven-Göran Eriksson and IFK Göteborg’s semi-pro squad won the 1982 UEFA Cup
Also: 0:0 (Israel) — A quirky teenager attempts to bust out of his suburban wasteland existence and become a superstar sports journalist.
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