Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13th, through Friday, Sept. 16th, at the Scandinavia House in the Manhattan borough of New York City, a film series looks at the global game from a wide-variety of perspectives. Kicking and Screening is an independent film festival designed to go beyond the goal-scoring and what happens on the field.
Among this year's themes-the batch of movies cover political intrigue, a community metamorphosis, a surprise Euro Cup winner and how hobbyists show their love for the game.
Sports movies and documentaries are more popular than ever. Sports fans are attracted to the real-life struggles and interesting phenomenon that exist in sports movies. Respect for the genre has risen significantly over the last 20 years.
The world's sport deserves its own film festival. Kicking and Screening delivers thought-provoking art on soccer from several different contexts. It has established itself as a high-quality alternative for film fans and soccer fans. There are gems to be found for sure from their vault of 2014 and 2015.
The trailers to this year's films can be watched on the website. The one above is for a movie about Denmark's remarkable upset win of the 1992 Euro Cup, ''Summeren '92."