K+S NEW YORK 2014
The Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York 2014, presented by Budweiser, took place over four sunny days in April, just two months before the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
From the opening night's special film premieres to a dance-filled closing party hosted by Howler Magazine, K+S New York 2014 raised the bar on what a soccer film festival could be -- a true celebration of the beautiful game and the vibrant soccer culture in America. In short, it was a blast!
We were joined by a whole host of soccer luminaries, including Alexi Lalas (ESPN), Steve Sampson (ex-US national team manager), Robin Fraser (New York Red Bulls assistant coach), Ethan Zohn (Grassroots Soccer founder),Giovanni Savarese (New York Cosmos head coach), Grant Wahl (Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports), and Nico (US amputee national team).
We also were thrilled to welcome directors for many of the screened films, including Gabriel Spitzer & Scott Boggins, Chad Walker & Dave LaMattina, Birgit Ehret, Santiago Dulce, and Luiz Menegas.
Thanks to Budweiser for all of their support, and to Ultras, Shagari Guity Design, Howler Magazine, and NYFEST.
Most importantly, thanks to all of you soccer and film fanatics who came out and continue to make K+S Soccer Film Festival the world's coolest annual soccer cultural event.
The story of how an exhibition match between World Cup champions Brazil and war torn Haiti, helped lift the spirits of the island nation during one of its darkest hours.
In this darkly comedic, but emotionally uplifting dramedy, Belgian star Benoit Poelvoorde plays Jose, a down-on-his-luck football agent who specializes in discovering promising young African players.