If you love soccer, and love the way it brings people together, then you have to see the movie Pelada.
A film chronicling the world-wide travels of two soccer enthusiasts looking for soccer games in every corner of the world, Pelada is a heart-warming and inspirational film that will touch soccer lovers anywhere.
If you're a regular SBI reader you might remember when we first mentioned the moviein its early stages a year and a half ago. In the time since then, Pelada has become a critically-acclaimed film.
If you haven't seen the movie, and will be in the New York City area on Tuesday, you will have a chance to win two tickets to the New York premiere of Pelada. All you need to do is share with us your most memorable pick-up soccer story. Try to keep the stories reasonably-lengthed (don't write a book). We will pick the best story and award the author two tickets to Tuesday's premiere on Monday.
The premiere is being held on Tuesday evening (8pm, doors open at 7pm) at Legends Bar & Restaurant in Manhattan (6 W. 33rd St.) and will feature an introduction by Ethan Zohn and a Q&A after the screening with the film's makers. You can buy tickets online here, or buy tickets at the event (the venue is small so you should buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid missing out). I will be attending the premiere and look forward to meeting some SBI readers.
If you're unfamiliar with the movie, here is the trailer:
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Now, on to the contest. Share your best pick-up soccer stories in the comments section below.I will annnounce the contest winner on Monday.