In the Movies: Orson Welles Meets Soccer in the 70’s

My bachelor’s degree is in Cinema Studies, believe it or not, and I like to fancy myself as somewhat of a cinephile. That is to say, I love movies and I’ve seen a lot of them.

Orson Welles and Oja Kodar in Welles' 1973 film "F for Fake"

Perhaps my favorite film of all time is Orson Welles’ 1973 documentary F for Fake, which weaves several narratives into an intricate web while visually touring Mediterranean Europe of the early 70’s. The effect of Welles’ storytelling – particularly through the power of editing – is mesmerizing.

The 27-minute documentary film below (which I became aware of through kckrs.com) owes some of its obvious stylistic embellishments and narrative choices to Welles’ film. It’s also about soccer in Vancouver, Canada, which isn’t too far from my home here in Kitsap County, Washington. I loved the film and hope you like it, too.

Watch the first two minutes, at least.

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