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Soccer movies on tap at Tacoma Film Fest

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2009 at 10:29 am with 1 Comment »
September 29, 2009 4:00 pm

Our soccer-loving friends over at Doyle’s Public House send the following heads-up regarding a couple of soccer films that will be showing at the Tacoma Film Festival, which runs Thursday through Oct. 8.

Thursday is the start of the Tacoma Film Festival and this year there are two movies with soccer themes. Winning Isn’t Everything is a must see for any aspiring player or coach. The second film should be interesting for all the soccer rats out there who are in continual search of a field with players.

If you are affiliated with any soccer groups or clubs please help spread the word about this wonderful opportunity to watch these two films.

Winning Isn’t Everything
Directed by Hap Kindem
Documentary (53 min.)
*Filmmaker will be in attendance
Where: The Grand Cinema
When: 6:30p

This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the elite NCAA championship women’s soccer program at the University of North Carolina. This film questions what, aside from athletic skill, is behind their success. Featured are Mia Hamm, heather O’Reilly, and Cindy Parlow. Nominated for Best Documentary & Best Director Feature Film at the Treasure Coast International Film Festival.

I Speak Soccer: A Documentary about the International Language of Pickup
Directed by Terry Kegel
Documentary (84 min.)
*NW Film & Filmmaker in attendance
Where: The Tacoma School of the Arts/Blackbox Theater
1118 Commerce Tacoma, WA 98402
When: 2:00p

This around the world tour of language, culture, and play through the lens of “pickup soccer” won Audience Award at the 2009 Seattle True International Film Festival.

You can see a “Winning Isn’t Everything” trailer by clicking here.

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  1. WendellGee says:

    It won’t be in Tacoma, but check out, “The Great Match” if you ever get a chance. It’s an absolute blast.

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