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KICKING & SCREENING SOCCER FILM FESTIVAL is coming to DC! October 15-18

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“Les Yeux dans les Bleus
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
7 pm at the French Embassy
Directed by: Stephane Meunier

Les Yeux dans les Bleus is a penetrating documentary following the victorious French
team during the 1998 World Cup. With intimate access to the players, director Stephane
Meunier captures the extremes of emotion that make soccer and its characters so
compelling. He shares their rituals, their doubts, their joys, their exploits and in the end,
their conquest, as if we were with them.
FOR SECURITY REASONS, ALL ATTENDEES MUST EITHER RESERVE SEATS IN ADVANCE OR PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS.

Sons of Sakhnin United & Special Soccer Reading
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
Events start at 7pm at Busboys and Poets
Directed by: Christopher and Alexander Browne

After becoming the first Israeli-Arab team to win the Israel State Cup in 2004, BNei Sakhnin comes under added pressure. This intense documentary follows the team, based in a small Arab town in northern Israel,as it struggles to survive in the Israeli Premier League amid the ethnic tensions that plague the country.
Unsentimental and careful, Sons of Sakhnin United focuses its lens on both sides of the divide, and does its best to show how the action on the field can transcend the events off it. When Sakhnin captain Abbas Suan is called into the Israeli National Team for an important match against Ireland, the tension is palpable, the outcome bittersweet.
The film will be introduced by director Christopher Browne.”

 

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