Time: June 20, 2010 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Academy of Music
Street: 274 Main Street
City/Town: Northampton, MA
Website or Map: http://academyofmusictheatre.…
Phone: 4135849032 x105
Event Type: film
Organized By: Academy of Music Theatre
Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2010
The Academy of Music premieres The Two Escobars, the latest film by Northampton brothers, Jeff and Michael Zimbalist who will be introducing the film and providing a post-discussion. The Two Escobars was presented at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and the Cannes Festival.
While rival drug cartels warred in the streets and the murder rate climbed to highest in the world, the Colombian national soccer team set out to blaze a new image for their country. What followed was a mysteriously rapid rise to glory, as the team catapulted out of decades of obscurity to become one of the best in the world. Central to this success were two men named Escobar: Andrés, the captain and poster child of the National Team, and Pablo, the infamous drug baron who pioneered the phenomenon known in the underworld as "Narco-soccer." But just as Colombia was expected to win the 1994 World Cup and transform its international image, the shocking murder of Andres Escobar dashed the hopes of a nation.
Through the glory and the tragedy, "The Two Escobars" daringly investigates the secret marriage of crime and sport, and uncovers the surprising connections between the murders of Andres and Pablo.
A saga of Shakespearean proportions… Only rarely can a documentary match feature films for gripping human drama, but this one, The Two Escobars, has more than done that. Exciting, sordid… if you want the maximum emotional experience ... Don't read too much about this film before seeing it!"
- Huffington Post
“The Two Escobars” crams 100 minutes of alternating joy, thrills, heartbreak and tragedy into a film that tells a story little known outside [Colombia].
- Washington Post
A triumph… Few movies have better documented both the good and bad of sports.
- The Associated Press
Sunday, June 20th at 7:30 PM
$10 (box office fees apply.) Advance tickets are highly recommended.
Where/How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Academy of Music Box Office: Tuesday - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Call: 413-584-9032 x105 (Service fees may apply with purchase)
Online Tickets Click on Show Desired: http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com
For More Information:
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