Saturday 10 June 2017
The Kino Cinemas, Melbourne
Session 1: The Origins
With bonus Short Film and a Special Live Podcast with Behind the Game
In the late nineteenth century Brazil was boiling. The end of slavery, the arrival of huge numbers of immigrants and mass-urbanisation shifted the direction of the country.
In this scenario, football comes from England with the young Charles Miller and undergoes a revolution in the magical feet of Arthur Friedenreich.
Session 2: The Heroes
Pelé tells the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17 year old who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958.
From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.
Session 3: The Future
Maracanã was built for the first World Cup in Brazil in 1950. Initially, it had a democratic space called “General”.
With the stadium reform for the 2014 World Cup, the “General” was extinguished and replaced with more comfortable - and more expensive - seating arrangements. Geraldinos tells the story of this crime against Brazilian popular culture.