Away from the bright lights and manicured fields, there is another side of soccer.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center
1770 Monroe Street (U.S. 1 and Monroe)
6:30 pm: Reception in the lobby with Miami FC players. Featuring spoken-word “poetry” by Ray Hudson. Plus raffles, beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks.
7:30 pm: Screening with co-star and filmmaker Gwendolyn Oxenham.
Pelada is the Brazilian word for street soccer. Follow former college soccer stars Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham as they chase pick-up games in 25 countries on four continents. From prisoners in Bolivia to moonshine brewers in Kenya to construction workers at a World Cup stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, Pelada is the story of the people who play the world’s most popular game. $10 non-members; $8 for Center members.
Filmmaker and co-star Gwendelyn Oxenham will be present for the screening and conduct a Q&A following the screening.
“Take the gut feeling a killer Nike commercial can evoke and imagine riding that high for 90 minutes … an all-around inspiring doc.”
– Peter Debruge, Variety