Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kicking & Screening NYC set to kick off again

It's a smooth move from Will's Woody Allen flick Top 5'er (What? No NSC reader love for Bananas?!? Shocking!!). We go straight into the card for the third New York Kicking & Screening Festival, which will take place in Manhattan from July 20-23.

I had a blast at the inaugural Amsterdam version - even if my foosball offense was short of form. Well, Rachel and Greg are back at it, with a fresh slate of soccer films and a deluxe panel line-up for the Big Apple.

"The Passion of the Game” — Wednesday, July 20, 7:30 pm

Rick Ball, writer, producer and Manchester United fan

Gavin Sullivan, writer/producer Argentina Futbol Club (feature selection)

“Over There: The Battle for American Respect in Europe” — Thursday, July 21, 7:30 pm

Alexi Lalas, ESPN soccer analyst and former US national team star

Nick Lewis &
Ranko Tutulugdzija, writers/directors - Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story (feature selection)

“Developing Talent or Trafficking Players? Player movement from Africa,” July 22, 7:30 pm

Erik Soler, technical director of the New York Red Bulls

Simon Laub &
Sam Potter, producers - Soka Afrika (feature selection)

“Pressure at the Highest Level” — Saturday, July 23, 7:30 pm

Daniel Gordon, director of Match 64 (feature selection)

Mattias Löw, director of Rättskiparen (The Referee) (feature selection)

You can check out the full film list, watch trailers, pick up your passes and much more at the official K&S website.

- Greg Seltzer

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