The BBC documentary “The Game of Their Lives” will be showing in in a number of cities over the next couple of weeks and be part of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
It tells the story of the 1966 North Korean World Cup Soccer team and provides a rare look at that country. The filmmakers will be speaking at the screenings about their recent trip to North Korea and showing slides of a reunion trip by the team to England.
It will be shown in NYC on Friday, Philadelphia on Saturday, Vienna, Virginia on Sunday, Washington, DC on Monday, Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday, LA on Thursday, and Sacramento on March 12th. Complete details are at the bottom of this press release. As part of the festival, it will be at the Castro in San Francisco on March 8th at 1 pm, PFA in Berkeley at 7:30 pm on the 10th, and the Camera in San Jose on the 15th at 3 pm.
The documentary aired in England last June. The filmmakers worked for four years to be allowed to film in North Korea. It is the kind of sports story which could be shown on ESPN or HBO, but it also provides some human faces for a country most people just know as being part of “the axis of evil.”
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