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Futbol!!! Pelada Premieres Tomorrow Night

June 2, 2010

& Krankies are thrilled to premiere Pelada, a documentary tracing 2 former soccer stars’ journey chasing pick-up soccer games across the globe. The result is a wide-eyed exploration of soccer as a universal language that transcends backgrounds. The film also wrestles with the notion of how we reconcile following our passions with accepting life’s responsibilities. It could have just as easily been a film about our need to create art, or music, or poetry, or any of the things we do, not because we have to, but because we want to. SECCA & Krankies would like to congratulate the talented group of filmmakers, many of whom are from North Carolina, on their project and the critical acclaim they have received to date. And as an added bonus director Ryan White will Skype in for a post-screening Q&A.

Screening Date/Time: Thursday, June 3, 7pm
Location: Krankies, 211 East 3rd St. Winston-Salem

For the filmmakers description please see below:

Away from professional stadiums, bright lights, and manicured fields, thereʼs another side of
soccer. Tucked away on alleys, side streets, and concrete courts, people play in improvised
games. Every country has a different word for it. In the United States, we call it pick-up soccer.
In Trinidad, it’s “taking a sweat.” In England, it’s “having a kick-about.” In Brazil, the word is
“pelada,” which literally means “naked”—the game stripped down to its core. Itʼs the version of
the game played by anyone, anywhere.

Pelada is a documentary following Luke and Gwendolyn, two former college soccer stars who
didnʼt quite make it to the pros. Not ready for it to be over, they take off to over twenty countries
around the world, chasing the game—the global phenomenon spanning gender, race, religion,
and class. The film tells the stories of the players they meet along the way.

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