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Kicking + Screening Announces Event Lineup for First-Ever Soccer Film Festival in Austin, Texas

UT Austin Sport Development Lab presents K+S Austin September 6-8.

New York, NY and Austin, TX (August 8, 2013) — On September 7th and 8th, the Sport Development Lab at The University of Texas at Austin will host the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival. The event will feature two evenings of independent films and panel discussions.

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Austin's unofficial motto, Keep Austin Weird, provides the thematic foundation for K+S AUSTIN 2013’s opening night. Mat Hodgson’s Four Year Plan focuses on the evolution of modern football from the people's sport into a global industry, raising questions about the evolving spirit of the game, the role of the supporter, and the right way to grow the game.

The second night delves in the beautiful game’s impact on conflict resolution, with the screening of Alexander and Chris Browne’s After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United. This remarkable story of the first team from an Arab town to win the Israeli Cup and represent Israel in European competition.

We’re excited to return to Texas, comments K+S cofounder and director Greg Lalas. Austin has always been one of the coolest cities in America, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that they are mad for soccer. We're thrilled to bring a festival to such a cool place. And, yes, we're fully prepared and excited for any weirdness that might occur.

The Sport Development Lab cannot be more excited about Kicking + Screening coming to the University of Texas, said Brian Gonzales, lecturer and Director of Programs at the UT Austin Sport Development Lab. It is a perfect blend of sport, the arts, and community spirit, and I am certain the festival will appeal to our diverse student body and the kaleidoscope of culture that is Austin, Texas. From our faculty and students here in Sport Management to our ever-expanding local soccer community, there is a growing buzz about this 'soccer film festival thing'. It is certainly a unique concept and one that we are delighted to host. Welcome, y'all.

Saturday, September 7: Keep Soccer Weird: Authenticity in the Modern Game Films: The Four Year Plan | dir. by Mat Hodgson Meister vs. Meister (short) Time: 6:30-9:00pm Location: Student Activity Center Auditorium at the University of Texas, 2201 Speedway Notes: Panel discussion to follow

Sunday, September 8: Soccer and Conflict Resolution: Student Selections Films: After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United | dir. by Alexander & Christopher Browne Ana’s Playground (short) Time: 5:00-7:30pm Location: Texas Union Theater at the University of Texas, 2247 Guadeloupe Street

ABOUT KICKING + SCREENING Founded in April 2009 by Greg Lalas and Rachel Markus, the Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival is the world's premier international soccer film festival series, with annual events in New York and various satellite locations around the world. K+S’s mission is to engage, connect, and inspire soccer and film enthusiasts through the celebration and presentation of soccer culture. For more information about K+S, please visit: Website: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube: ABOUT THE SPORT DEVELOPMENT LAB The Sport Development Lab at The University of Texas at Austin (SDL) is an innovative research group and practitioner network working together to advance the development of sport, sport systems, and sport's impact on and role in the lives of individuals, groups, communities, and society at-large. Website: Twitter: @UTSportDev CONTACTS Greg Lalas Brian Gonzales +1 917-364-2861 +1 512.232.6018

Saturday 9/7

Keep Soccer Weird:

The Battle for Authenticity in the Modern Game

Saturday Short
Meister vs Meister

Saturday Feature
The Four Year Plan

Saturday Location:
Student Activity Center Auditorium (1.402)
University of Texas at Austin
2201 Speedway, Austin, Tx

Sunday 9/8

War and Peace:

Soccer and Conflict

Sunday Short
Ana's Playground

Sunday Feature
After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United

Sunday Location:
Texas Union Theatre
University of Texas at Austin
2247 Guadalupe St, Austin, Tx

K+S Austin Ticket Prices General Public $15 Day 1: Saturday $15 Day 2: Sunday $25 2-Day Pass (Buy on Saturday) UT Discount Rate* $12 Saturday $12 Sunday $20 2 Day Pass (Buy on Saturday) *Must present valid UT ID at time of purchase. Contact us if you'd like to bring your team, your organization, your club, etc. Group rates are available.

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