Brazilian Soccer Movie, CAMPO DE JOGO / SUNDAY BALL Now Playing (Dec 26-31)

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Brazilian Soccer Movie, CAMPO DE JOGO / SUNDAY BALL Now Playing (Dec 26-31)

December 27, 2015
December 28, 2015
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December 30, 2015
December 31, 2015


“Eryk Rocha’s passionate documentary “Sunday Ball” dives into an amateur soccer game in the Brazilian slums and barely comes up for air.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Stunningly shot and marvelously edited to capture the rhythms of the game, the pic transcends its subject much in the way Roger Angell’s essays on baseball offer rare pleasures even to those uninterested in the game.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

Eryk Rocha’s Sunday Ball focuses on a 14-team, annual soccer championship among favela teams in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Set in the Sampaio neighborhood (close to the Maracanã Stadium, where the 2014 World Cup final was held), the film brings audiences up-close to a final match between two rival teams: Geração (from the Matriz favela) and Juventude (from the Sampaio favela).

By rejecting the talking-heads approach and the much-too-common tactical view of the game, Rocha enters into the world of soccer from a sensorial and yet, socially grounded perspective. Here, the players’ experiences take center stage, even informing a sound design that mixes noises from the match with music from Puccini, Wagner, Heitor Villa-Lobos, along with an original score composed by Jorge Amorim. As such, Sunday Ball is the very antithesis of a straightforward sports documentary.

As a great number of open fields previously used for soccer practice have been bought by real estate investors, it becomes clear that Mr. Rocha’s cinema is also an expression of an endangered Brazilian form of bonding and sociality – giving the film an extra layer of significance.

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Saturday, December 26: 11:00AM, 3:00, 7:00
Sunday, December 27: 11:00AM, 1:00, 5:00
Monday, December 28: 11:00AM, 1:00,  7:00
Tuesday, December 30: 1:00, 3:00
Wednesday, December 30: 5:00, 7:00
Thursday, December 31: 11:00AM, 1:00, 5:00

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$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or on line at: https://www.https://www.

Only at Digital Gym CINEMA in North Park. 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104. Off 805 Freeway on corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Blvd.

CINEMA INFO: / 619-230-1938


Co-Presented by San Diego Brazil Carnival (Sat, Feb 6) and Brazilian Portuguese and Arts (BRAPA) in San Diego.




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