L.A., here we come!
K+S will debut in Los Angeles with the special screening of award-winning film Club Frontera, in partnership with HUP
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (November 12, 2017) — 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.
“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.”
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.
K+S Los Angeles 2017 is presented by Humans Unlocking Potential (HUP), a global business-development agency based in Los Angeles.
“Through my personal background in the Southern California soccer community, HUP has a strong connection with the impact of the sport in this region and the role it can play in breaking down cultural barriers,” HUP founder Sacha van der Most van Spijk says. “As HUP aims to work on projects that make a difference, we are excited that K+S has chosen us to kick off their presence in Los Angeles and Southern California.”
Additional programming, including special guests, will be announced soon.
K+S LOS ANGELES 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 nonprofit 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.
For more info on Home Field Advantage, visit hfa-sports.com.