Category Archives: Films

Soccer Film Festival in the Triangle

The Independent and the Carolina Railhawks are partnering up for a great series of film screenings linked to the World Cup, thanks to the organizing of David Fellerath, among others.  You can get all the information here!

“Pelada” Reviewed at Sports Illustrated

Last fall we had a screening at Duke of the wonderful work-in-progress documentary Pelada. It will soon make its premier at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, and Sports Illustrated has just published this review of the documentary. We’ll hope to see the film return to Durham in the not-too-distant future. Congratulations… Read More »

Soccer Project Screening

We had the pleasure of hosting a screening of the work-in-progress Pelada (previously known to most of us as “The Soccer Project”) here at Duke on October 29th, and got the chance to talk to the filmmakers, three of whom are Duke alumni. As John Turnbull, editor of The Global Game and also a Duke… Read More »

Año maradoniano: On Emir Kusturica’s Maradona

That Kusturica’s documentary Maradona, chronicling perhaps world football’s biggest personality, begins with shots of the director playing his guitar at a concert, is telling. Introduced by his band as “the Maradona of the guitar,” it is clear, in retrospect, that what comes after is as much a defense of Kusturica as much as it is about the greatness of Maradona.

“The Other Final”

[kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Gerry Canavan comments on The Other Final on his blog. Other reactions to the film?

Zidane Film Discussion

Since it’s release in 2006, the film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait has garnered effusive praise from some quarters and sharp criticism from others. While it had a long run in theaters in France as well as being shown commercially in the U.K. and other European countries, in the U.S. it has only been shown… Read More »