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Kicking and Screening:  Soccer Film Festival

Rural Intelligence ArtsThis weekend, MASS MoCA hosts a two-day festival of film and activities celebrating the passion, athleticism, and wildly fervent nationalism of soccer. 

The festival kicks off on Friday, at 1 p.m. with screening of the family-friendly film Sixty Six, followed by a performance by a troupe of soccer jugglers at 3 p.m.  That evening at 8 p.m. Les Yeux Dans Les Bleus, a documentary about the 1988 World Cup victorious French team, will be screened.

Saturday’s program features a matinee presentation at 1 p.m. of a series of short films: In the Blood, Mauro Shampoo - Soccer Player, Hairdresser and Macho and Beyond Soccer (Loucos de Futebol).

The Saturday afternoon films will be followed by a 4 p.m. panel discussion moderated by Adam Spangler, former Vanity Fair staff editor and founder of the This Is American Soccer blog.  Panelists include Grant Wahl, senior writer at Sports Illustrated and author of the best-selling, The Beckham Experiment; Greg Lalas, editor in chief of (official website of Major League Soccer); and former MLS player Zohair Ghenania, now staff coach at French club FC Lorient.  Another feature film will screen on Saturday night.
Friday & Saturday, April 23 & 24

North Adams, MA
Festival passes: $25/ adults; $15/students
Individual tickets: $8/adults; $5/students.
Members receive a 10% discount.

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