Messi & Me
USA + Iceland | 2018 | Directed by Renny Maslow | WORLD PREMIERE
In the summer of 2013, former college player Matt Eliason scored this amazing bicycle kick goal while playing in an exhibition with superstar Lionel Messi.
This is the story of what happened next.
Boniek et Platini
France + Poland | 2016 | Directed by Jeremie Laurent | U.S. PREMIERE
While their national team competes at the 1982 World Cup in Spain, two young Pollish boys are recreating the action in the street. But their country is under martial law, and after two police officers confiscate their ball, they challenge them to a match. What's at stake? The ball. And so much more.
On the Bench (short) -- Marci has an important match. He also has a family. So winning and losing are complicated. Directed by Csaba Vékes.
SOCCER STYLE TAKES CENTERSTAGE
On Night 2, we'll channel our inner fashionistas with a special post-screening discussion of soccer style. Our panelists include:
Simon Doonan, writer, media personality, and creative ambassador for Barneys New York. His newest book, SOCCER STYLE: The Magic and Madness, comes out in June.
Shawn Francis, digital media pro, American soccer socialite, and co-founder of soccer apparel brand Asbury Park FC.
Lucas Shanks, a creative director and writer in New York City. He is the founder of Tens Club, a newsletter-based football brand. He plays for Nowhere FC in the Bowery Premier League and for Manhattan Kickers in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League.
And to celebrate soccer chic properly, we want you to come in your footy finest. Sport your favorite soccer jersey. Don a scarf. Wear shorts! We'll take a big photo of everyone to post on K+S channels.
COMPLIMENTARY BEER AFTER SCREENING PROVIDED BY OUR FRIENDS AT 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.
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