Tuesday, February 14, 2012

El Clasico: Barca v Real documentary premiere

Filmmaker Kelly Candaele speaks about this new production.  "This documentary film is about Spanish history, culture and regional identity that will be screened in the 5th Ave. Theater on Saturday, March 10th at 7:30 PM.  The film is titled El Clasico – More Than a Game and it looks at the intense soccer rivalry between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona through the perspective of Spanish history and politics.  

Eighteen months ago I took 10 students from California State University, Chico to Spain to shoot this documentary.   I put together an academic program of classes and lectures about Spain before we left, to provide some context for the production of the film.   In Spain we interviewed historians, journalists, players, team officials and fans about the significance of this soccer rivalry.    After the screening we will have some time to enter into discussion with you and your students.    The film is in both Spanish and English, with English subtitles.  

Hope to see you there on the 10th and please let me know if you would like any further information. "  View the El Clasico trailer.