Friday, February 26, 2010

Viernes (Friday) Video: "Pelada" Pick Up Soccer Movie to Make World Premier in FBM's Backyard

In two weeks the movie, "Pelada" will premiere in the hometown of the Free Beer Movement, Austin, Texas, at one of the world's largest music and film festivals, South By Southwest. For anyone that has heard about this film it is a exciting and satisfying end to a very long journey for the four individuals involved in its making.

For those of you who have not heard of "Pelada" please check out its trailer. The basic premise of the film follows two soccer players as they travel the globe in search of pick-up soccer games. Of course they are not hard to find (Mr. FBM joined in several during his journeys in Central America), but the story is electric.

Recently, the makers of "Pelada" were featured in stories by The New York Times and by Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl.

Check it out:

Pelada from Rebekah Fergusson on Vimeo.



And while we don't consider ourselves in the same realm as either the NYT or SI the FBM will be joining the venerable rags as one of the few places where an interview with the filmmakers can be found. Yes, that's right dear readers... the Free Beer Movement is going to be stretching its long-dormant journalism legs!

During SXSW we'll be sitting down with the two players and two filmmakers (Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, and Ryan White) for a chat about this awesome new soccer movie.

If you're in the Austin-area or planning on coming down for the SXSW Festival, check out the "Pelada" SXSW page for showtimes.

Stay tuned as there maybe also be some additional exciting news about the FBM and "Pelada" in the coming weeks.

2 comments:

  1. This looks like an absolutely stunning movie. Even if you're not a fan of the game, the backdrops for some of these pickup games (specifically in Egypt with the pyramids in the distance) are gorgeous. And, the camaraderie that this game brings with it is refreshing to see during times of wars and global economic strife.

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