Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

In The Game

2015, Maria Finitzo, USA, 79 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 22nd 3:00pm
  • Sun, Aug 23rd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Aug 24th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 25th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 27th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere! Maria Finitzo in person!

"Loaded with moments of heartbreak and wonder." – Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicagoland Soccer

"There’s triumph, adversity, defeat, governmental indifference, resolve, fortitude and elemental sisterhood" — Ray Pride, Newcity

A warm and often heart-tugging look at four years in the life of a girls’ soccer team at Chicago’s inner city Kelly High School in the primarily Hispanic Brighton Park neighborhood, the Kartemquin Films-produced IN THE GAME is an intimate study in sisterhood and hope in the face of adversity. Award-winning director Finitzo (5 GIRLS, TERRA INCOGNITA) underlines the solid sense of family that young players discover in the team setting, as rocky home lives, poverty, and the political forces that dictate slashes to the school’s budget conspire to limit their prospects for a bright future. DCP digital. (BS)

AUGUST 22 & 23: Director Maria Finitzo and film participants Stan Mietus, Elizabeth Moreno, Alicia Herrera, and Maria Garcia-Jimenez will be present for audience discussion.

AUGUST 24: Director Maria Finitzo will be present for audience discussion along with Illinois Youth Soccer Association executive director Mary Jane Bender, IYSA Soccer for Success program director Ale Jurado, and educator Nadia Flores.

AUGUST 25: Director Maria Finitzo and film participant Elizabeth Moreno will be present for audience discussion along with Generation All executive director Beatriz Ponce de Leon, Kelly High School educator Eric Skalinder, and Ray Burns, Mikva Challenge Leader/CEO, CPS Student Advisory Council.

• The Monday, August 24 screening is co-presented by IYSA (Illinois Youth Soccer Association)
• The Tuesday, August 25 screening is co-presented by Generation All

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