The 9th Annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival in New York runs from Tuesday, June 6, through Friday, June 9, at Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan.
The theme of K+S New York 2017 is “No Boundaries,” which meshes perfectly with what we feel is one of the most powerful aspects of the beautiful game — the ability to tear down walls and remove barriers of all kinds. Our four feature films this year explore this theme, exploring how soccer can break through boundaries geographical, psychological, political, and fanatical.
From the outsized story of Iceland’s underdog rise to glory to the transformation of the French national team over the past few decades, from a dark comedy about an Israeli-Palestinian resolution to a hilarious pilgrimage to watch Celtic play in Glasgow, the films at K+S New York 2017 show us that game affects us every day in ways both big and small.
Beer provided complimentary each night by Einstök Ölgerð, brewed just 60 miles south of the Arctic circle in the ﬁshing port of Akureyri, Iceland.
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FILMS + EVENTS
What a festival! Honestly, we were blown away from this year's festival. The films were all amazing. The panels -- from Youri Djorkaeff's stories about President Jacques Chirac to Dennis Crowley's calls to remake the domestic soccer system to the Cooligans jokes -- provided the kind of full experience K+S festivals always promise. Most importantly, the post-event parties gave everyone a chance to meet new soccer people and reconnect with old soccer friends.
We are proud to announce that Inside a Volcano: The Rise of Icelandic Football has been awarded this year's Golden Whistle. Definitely a worthy winner.
In the end, though, we feel like the winners, as we do every year. It's a real honor to organize and put on K+S in New York and we are blown away by the support we receive from the Big Apple soccer community. Thank you to everyone who came out to a film or told a friend about K+S or simply followed along. It's for you that we do this.
See you next year! Yours in soccer,
Rachel, Greg, Oliver + the entire K+S team