(Editor's Note: After its world-premiere at the South By
Southwest Music and Film Festival"Pelada" is blowing up across the nation at variety of
film festivals and movie theaters. Tonight the movie makes its Los Angeles premiere! Hollywood,
baby! Follow the movie on Facebook, Twitter, or their website for locations and showing in your
Thursday, July 8, 2010: Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center 1770 Monroe Street (U.S. 1 and
6:30 pm: Reception in the lobby with Miami FC players. Featuring spoken-word "poetry" by Ray
Hudson. Plus raffles, beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks.
7:30 pm: Screening with Co-director and Co-star Gwendolyn Oxenham.
the filmmaker on a global journey and the fight to make sure you see it -
You've probably heard of the soccer documentary Pelada, and probably wished it had been you who
made it. If not the travel alone, than how about the film? To have that document for the future
stories for the grandkids and the pride of success and awards.
My good friend Jason Prior sent me an e-mail telling me to take a look at this trailer for a movie
called Pelada.┬ The trailer description says, "Away from the bright lights and manicured fields,
there's another side of soccer. Two players, twenty-five countries, one game."┬ We love sharing
good documentaries that we come across and this one is fantastic.
I recently had the chance to watch Pelada, a remarkable soccer documentary that follows two
Americans on a journey around the world in pursuit of pick-up games. It's a simple premise, but the
experiences and people they encounter around the globe are wonderful to watch. If you consider
yourself a soccer fan, this is one documentary that you must seek out.
If you just can't get enough soccer coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from IMS,
duNord, US Soccer or any of your favorite soccer websites, you now have one more option.
The Star Tribune has launched a new online World Cup website.┬ The Star Tribune
will be combining local and international stories on their site.
If you love soccer, and love the way it brings people together, then you have to see the movie
A film chronicling the world-wide travels of two soccer enthusiasts looking for soccer games in
every corner of the world, Pelada is a heart-warming and inspirational film that will touch soccer
After the show first appeared in KC back in May and was a rousing success, Pelada is coming back to
Kansas City Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the Studio Movie Grill at Zona Rosa in the Northland.
Each show will begin at 7 p.m. CT. Buy your tickets here. Dont' know much about the move? Visit
their site or watch their trailers:
NEW Pelada Trailer from Rebekah Fergusson on Vimeo.
We can safely say that the war of words surrounding the best player in the world is not about to
end anytime soon. Arguably the world's greatest player, Pele has once again opened debate on this
highly sensitive issue.
"I would love to play with Lionel Messi. But Messi is an incomplete player because he can't
use his head.
After a sellout crowd last Thursday for the charity Pelada showing at the Glenwood Theater in OP,
they've decided to run the movie for one week, starting Friday. Buy your tickets here. For more
info on the movie, visit pelada-movie.com.
Showtimes Friday through the follow Thursday:Fri-Sat 1:15 5:30 7:40
Sun 1:15 5:30
Mon-Thurs 2:15 7:00
Ahead of Sunday's Philadelphia screening of the documentary, Pelada, we talked with Gwendolyn
Oxenham who, along with co-star Luke Boughen, toured the world with one simple goal: get into
pickup soccer games and see what happens. The result, filmed by Rebekah Fergusson and Ryan White,
renders distance irresolute, while laying bear our common humanity.
(Editor's Note: You didn't think that we could go one article without mentioning beer, did
you? We decided to split our interview into two parts and so here's the article from our
conversions about what the "Pelada" filmmakers learned about soccer and beer... something we're
very interested in.