Seattle International Film Festival presents...

The Footballest

  • Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:00PM
  • All Seats: $8.00

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Sweet and scrawny Pakete just can’t catch a break. The 11-year-old Soto Alto Soccer Club player has just become the all-time penalty kick loser, playing so badly that videos of his many, many blunders have made him a YouTube sensation and have threatened to have his team knocked down to a lower division—and possibly having it replaced by a choir! With only three games left to prove their worth, the club sees a ray of hope with the arrival of talented central winger Helena. But when match referees mysteriously begin passing out mid-game, only to be replaced by a ref with questionable motives, the club quickly realizes that someone, for some reason, has stacked the deck against them. Soon, Pakete and the gang—including brainy Anita, pretty boy Toni, worrywart Angustias, and baby-faced Pedro—join forces to get to the bottom of the conspiracy, uncovering a vast network of scheming, conniving adults and learning the value of friendship and teamwork along the way in this fun and lively adaptation of the popular Spanish children’s-book series “Los Futbolisimos” by Roberto Santiago. Recommended for ages 8+ (Comic violence)

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