KICKING + SCREENING TO DEBUT IN LOS ANGELES WITH THE SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING FILM CLUB FRONTERA

K+S Los Angeles 2017 is presented by Humans Unlocking Potential (HUP), a global business-development agency based in Los Angeles.

Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival will host the first-ever soccer film festival in Southern California with a special screening of the award-winning documentary Club Frontera.

K+S Los Angeles 2017 will take place on Friday, December 8, at the Plaza de Cultura y Artes in downtown LA.

“Ever since our founding in 2009, we have wanted to bring K+S to LA,” K+S co-founder Greg Lalas says. “It’s not only the home of the film industry, but also home to one of the most vibrant soccer communities in our country. Southern California is truly the melting pot for the modern American soccer scene, and it’s like ground zero for the USA-Mexico soccer rivalry. That’s why we knew Club Frontera had to be the film we showed when we debuted in LA.”

Club Frontera tells the cross-border story of Mexican club Xolos of Tijuana

Directed by Chris Cashman, Club Frontera tells the story of Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos), the Mexican club founded in 2007 that very quickly has had a dramatic impact on the border city of Tijuana. Players, fans, and political figures from both sides of the USA-Mexico border share their personal stories as “Xolos” make a run to the 2012 Liga MX Championship, unifying and rejuvenating the city.

Club Frontera was awarded the Golden Whistle as the best film at K+S New York 2016. Director Chris Cashman is scheduled to appear at K+S Los Angeles 2017.

Additional programming, including special guests, will be announced soon.

Social Impact

In keeping with our commitment to always leave a social footprint, K+S and HUP have chosen Home Field Advantage as the charitable partner for K+S Los Angeles.

Home Field Advantage is a Non-Profit after-school community sports program focused on leadership development in Southern California. Home Field Advantage aids high school soccer players with a coaching education curriculum that provides them the opportunity to gain their USSF “F” license. They are then able to put their knowledge into action by coaching a 6- to 8-week after-school program at local elementary schools in their surrounding neighborhoods.

ABOUT KICKING + SCREENING

The Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is the world's premier international festival dedicated solely to the beautiful game. K+S’s mission is to engage, connect, and inspire fans through the celebration and presentation of football/soccer culture. K+S festivals take place annually in New York and select cities around the globe each year

ABOUT HUMANS UNLOCKING POTENTIAL (HUP)

HUP helps build and execute projects in the American market, help refine goals, and help connect their clients with their expanded network. HUP’s primary focus is on the community level, implementing transformative projects that integrate purposefully with targeted communities to create change that is not only immediate but most importantly lasts for a lifetime.

For more info on HUP, visit theHUP.net.