K+S Soccer Film Festival New York 2016 dates announced

We're coming back! 

We're thrilled to announce that Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York 2016 -- our 8th edition in the Big Apple -- will take place Wednesday, September 13, through Friday, September 16. So mark your calendars. Seriously, go do it. We'll wait. 

Back? Good.

K+S New York 2016 will take place right in the middle soccer extravaganza, including the playoff race in MLS, the start of the Premier League, the start of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, and World Cup qualifying.

The delay in confirming the dates was due to uncertainty about where we will host K+S New York 2016. That uncertainty still exists, but we're working on it. (As many of you know, the Tribeca Cinemas, where we have held K+S festivals since 2010, closed last summer. In fact, we were the final event to happen at the legendary filmhouse.)

We already have a handful of terrific soccer films  from all around the world in consideration for K+S New York 2016. We're still looking for more. So if you know of any, let us know or submit it

As mentioned before, we are still working to shore up a venue. We will have news on that soon. In the meantime, we will host several #SoccerSocialHour meet-ups in NYC, and we'll be at the upcoming NYFEST soccer tournament on April 16, 2016.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to stay up on all the latest news and info from K+S. 

K+S Soccer Film Festival New York 2015 | Night 1 kicks off a huge week of #SoccerInNYC

Hold on tight, everyone, because it's all kicking off in New York City. 

This week, it is good to be a soccer fan (fanatic?) in the Big Apple, with a gorgeous feast of soccer events taking place around the city. 

It all gets going, of course, with our 7th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York, which gets under way on Tuesday at the world-famous Tribeca Cinemas. We've got two terrific films and a tantalizing post-screening panel discussion.

Film 1: Jack to a King: The Swansea Story (SOLD OUT)

Wales | 2014 | Dir. Marc Evans 
The remarkable true story of a rag-tag group of football fans who saved their club from oblivion and took them to the richest game in world football: The Championship Play-Off Final, with the ultimate prize being a place in the Premier League.


Film 2: A Wonderful Season of Failure

Italy | 2014 | Dir. Mario Bucci
A documentary feature about 2013/2014 season of Bari Football Club and the first “happy” failure in times of crisis. The idea for this story has its origin in a simple, yet inspiring, fact: Football in Bari is everything but normal.


Panel Discussion: “Pro/Rel: The risks and reward of the promotion/relegation system”

Leigh Dineen, vice chairman, Swansea City
Matt Doyle, senior editor, MLSsoccer.com
Mal Pope, executive producer, Jack to a King
Erik Stover, chief operating officer, New York Cosmos 

Stay for the after-party at the Varick Room following all the scheduled events.


Support your local! This is kind of #SoccerInNYC Week. Here are a few other soccer events taking place in the Big Apple this week:

Pro/Rel, Conflict, and Supporter Passion on tap for K+S panel series

K+S New York 2015 Panels

NEW YORK -- To promote or not to promote? That is the question.

The hotly debated topic of promotion and relegation takes center stage on Night 1 of the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival New York 2015, which runs from Tuesday, June 23, through Friday, June 26.

Tied to the two opening-night films, Jack to a King and A Wonderful  Season of Failure, both of which tell the story of clubs navigating the traditional pro/rel system in Europe, a discussion panel including executives from EPL club Swansea City and NASL club New York Cosmos will continue the conversation about one of the most controversial subjects in American soccer.

That's just one of exclusive panel discussions taking place during K+S New York 2015. Others will explore themes including how to view the beautiful game during the ugliness of war and the challenge of filming the sound and fury of passionate supporters.

Panel discussions on Nights 1-3 take place after the films in the Varick Room, inside the Tribeca Cinemas. The special FC Bayern Q&A on Night 4 takes place before the film, also in the Varick Room. 

And, as always, K+S encourages everyones to continue the discussion at the after-party.

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“Pro/Rel: The risks and reward of the promotion/relegation system”

“Soccer's Role in Conflict and Peace-building”

“Filming Fans: How to capture the heart of passion”

Special Pre-Screening Q+A about FC Bayern and A Life for Football

Juventus documentary "Black & White Stripes" sneak peek at K+S New York 2015

Juventus F.C. may have lost the UEFA Champions League final last week, but the legendary Italian club remains seeped in history, style, and success.

Ultimately, that's the central point of Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story, an upcoming film about the club nicknamed La Vecchia Signora (The Old Lady): Juve, its struggles, and its triumphs are reflections of Italy itself. 

Written, directed, and produced by twin brothers Marco and Mauro La Villa, Black and White Stripes explores the "famed love affair between Italy's legendary Agnelli family and their football club, Juventus F.C." That long, tumultuous love affair includes 32 Italian championships, scandal, family tragedies like something out of a Verdi opera, and some of the best players the game has ever seen. Many of those players who once wore the club's iconic black-and-white striped kit are featured in the film, including Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Del Piero, and Michel Platini.

The film is executive produced by Oscar winner David Franzoni (Gladiator, Amistad) and narrated by F. Murray Abraham. It took the La Villa brothers five years to make and includes many never-before-seen archives.

Black and White Stripes is due out later this year, but you can catch a sneak peek of it at K+S Soccer Film Festival New York 2015 on Thursday, June 25, at the Tribeca Cinemas. We will show the sneak peek before the the screenings of Standard: Le Film and Sons of Ben: The Movie.