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- "Will" ~ Point Arena
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- Event Date:
- Monday, June 11, 2012 7pm
- Arena Theater, 214 Main St., Point Arena
The Arena Theater Film Club presents Will (2011) an orphaned Liverpool fan journeys across Europe to see his team play in the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul. Director: Ellen Perry Not Rated Runtime: 102 minutes.
An orphaned soccer fan who journeys across Europe to see his team, Liverpool F.C., play in the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul. The film features a host of award-winning movie stars including Bob Hoskins (“A Christmas Carol”; ”Who Framed Roger Rabbit”), Damian Lewis (“Band of Brothers”; Showtime’s upcoming “Homeland”) and Alice Krige (“Chariots of Fire”; ”Star Trek: First Contact”). Former Liverpool Football Club Manager Kenny Dalglish and soccer superstars Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard have cameo appearances.
Eleven-year-old Will Brennan’s (Eggleton) life is turned upside down when his long-absent father (Lewis) reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul, Turkey. But when fate intervenes and his father suddenly dies, Will runs away to Istanbul for the biggest soccer match of the year. En route, he unexpectedly teams up with a former Bosnian soccer star, Alek (Kristian Kiehling), and despite his initial reluctance, Alek finds himself inspired by Will's heroic journey. Together, the unlikely pair makes a remarkable trek across Europe to the match at Istanbul’s Ataturk stadium.
Producer and award-winning co-writer Zack Anderson will attend the screening.
Anderson has written a widely acclaimed pop culture column for the weekly Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) for over ten years. In addition to his column, Anderson has written several screenplays, including “Diversion Girl”, “Boonville”, and “Pig Hunt”. He was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Screenplay for co-writing the political documentary, “The Fall of Fujimori”, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. “Fujimori” received rave reviews from A.O. Scott in the N.Y. Times and was deemed a must-see by Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times. Anderson is currently developing screenplays with Jerry Offsay’s Parkchester Pictures. He has a degree in History from Harvard University.
The Arena Theater Film Club shows classics, independent and foreign films, and documentaries on Monday evenings three times per month. The Cineaste membership level of the Arena Theater ($70 per year) includes free admission to Monday evening Film Club events as well as discounts to regular movies and many live events. Guests are welcome to attend Film Club movies for an $8 (adult), $5 (teen) admission.
Arena Theater is located at 214 Main Street, Point Arena, California. Arena Theater is a member-supported community theater owned and operated by the Arena Theater Association, a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation.