FOOTBALL FOR BETTER OR WORSE
72 Min | Sweden | 2017 | English Subtitles | Directed by Inger Molin | US PREMIERE
FC Rosengård is one of the world's top women’s clubs. But that doesn’t mean everything is easy. This timely documentary explores the inherent struggles of women’s football, following the team through a dramatic year of triumph and loss. Led by new sporting director Therese Sjögran and Brazilian star Marta, the club fights every day to lift the women’s game. Can they win?
I Love Hooligans (short) -- A football hooligan feels unconditional love for his club. However, being gay, he has to hide his identity in order to survive in this world. Directed by Jan-Dirk Bouw
WOMEN'S PRO SOCCER PANEL
On Night 1, we'll extend the discussion started by the feature film with a post-screening panel about women's pro soccer. Our panelists include:
Christie Pearce Rampone, two-time World Cup winner and three-time Olympic gold medalist with the US Women's National Team .
Jeff Kassouf, editor of FourFourTwo USA; founder of The Equalizer, media outlet focused on women's soccer
Susie Piotrkowski, Head of Sales at the Nation Women's Soccer League
Amanda Vandervort (moderator), VP of Fan Engagement at MLS; former president of the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA); former Women's Football Development Consultant at FIFA; former New Media Manager at Women's Professional Soccer
OPENING NIGHT PRESENTED BY SOCIETE GENERALE AND THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION
COMPLIMENTARY BEER AFTER SCREENING PROVIDED BY EINSTÖK ÖLGERÐ
An ID or Ticket confirmation (printed or on mobile device) is required for all screenings.
ABOUT EINSTÖK ÖLGERÐ
Located just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in the fishing port of Akureyri, Iceland, the Einstök Brewery taps the purest water on Earth to create its craft ales. At present, Einstök brews Icelandic White Ale, Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale, Icelandic Toasted Porter, the new Wee Heavy Scotch Ale and two seasonal brews: Icelandic Arctic Berry Ale and Icelandic Doppelbock. Visit the Ale Locator and follow Einstök on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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SOUTH BRONX UNITED
Part of the tonight proceeds will go to support South Bronx United, which aims to help youth build character, teamwork, and leadership so that they can succeed in high school, college, careers, their community and beyond. South Bronx United strives to promote educational achievement, health and wellness, and character development through activities on and off the soccer field and to unite a diverse group of individuals and an incredibly diverse community toward common positive goals. More info here
ASF + SCANDINAVIAN HOUSE
Scandinavia House, home to the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), presents a wide range of exhibitions, films, concerts, lectures & family programs dedicated to contemporary Nordic culture.Public Transit
Subway: 6 to 33rd Street, 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to 42nd Street/Grand Central Station
Scandinavia House is located four blocks south of Grand Central Station.