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.
A few years ago, a friend invited me to see a documentary on the New York Cosmos. I must admit. I
found the movie, Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos to be quite
entertaining. It was a cinderella story of an American soccer club that appeared out of nowhere,
did the unthinkable by signing the best player in the world and then crashed out of existence in a