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Posted on: Monday, 7 June 2010

Soccer Cinema screens soccer stories

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Soccer Cinema

Soccer Cinema

You’ve bought the Bafana Bafana supporters shirt, you’ve got your South African flag flying proudly from your car, you’ve put up with the seemingly never ending road works and finally the FIFA World Cup is only four short days away.

As a way to build up the atmosphere of this great tournament even further, Soccer Cinema will be screening soccer stories across the country.  This is documentary cinema and will give the public an insight into teams and well-known players as well as highlighting events from football history.  I must admit, as a staunch rugby fan I don’t know much about football apart from the fact that Diego Maradona is a legend in his country and Wayne Rooney gets paid a fortune!

In a bid to reach even more fans, Soccer Cinema has hit the road as a travelling cinema and has shown films in community venues across South Africa – what a genius idea!  Some of the venues so far have been Apollo Theatre in Victoria West, Botshabelo Football Club, Betani Mission in Thaba Bosiu and Simemale Secondary School in Thoyohandou.

Soccer Cinema

Soccer Cinema

If you live in Cape Town some of these documentary style films will be screened at the Labia Theatre as part of their ‘Soccer Cinema at the Labia’ event.  ‘The Ball’ and ‘Maradona by Kusturica’ will be screened on opening night; Saturday, June 5th.  Soccer Cinema at the Labia ends on Thursday, June 10th so you will have nearly a week to catch at least one of the films.  The line up is as follows:

Monday June 7th
6.15pm – The Death Match
8.15pm – Gods of Brazil

Tuesday June 8th
6.15pm – Offside
8.15pm – The Art of Football

Wednesday June 9th
6.15pm – Black Star:  An African Odyssey
8.15pm – The Other Final

Thursday June 10th
6.15pm – Johan Cruijff
8.15pm – More than Just a Game

Feel it, it is here!

In Cape Town:
Labia on Orange
: Call 021 424 5927 to book


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