FC Tucson, the FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup & the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce present Pelada.
The screening will take place on February 1st at 7 p.m. at The Loft Cinema (13233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716-3933) and will feature special guest players from MLS Teams, Sporting Kansas City and the San Jose Earthquakes.
Tickets ($10) can be purchased through the Loft Cinema (520) 795-7777
Pelada is a documentary about two former college soccer players who couldn’t make it to the pros but who didn’t want to stop playing the game they love.
So they went on a journey that took them through 25 different countries with the same goal in mind: play a pick up soccer game. As both players learn throughout the film, whether it’s “pick up soccer,” “taking a sweat,” “having a kick-about,” or, as the Brazilians say, “pelada,” soccer at its simplest form is completely different, yet totally the same.
Variety said, ”To get a sense of Pelada‘s unique motivational quality, take the gut feeling a killer Nike commercial can evoke and imagine riding that high for 90 minutes.
The New York Times raved: “Brimming with energy and optimism…an extended love letter to soccer…close to pitch-perfect…”