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CREED
2015, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/New Line Cinema/Warner Bros., 133 min, USA, Dir: Ryan Coogler

Writer-director Ryan Coogler reunites with FRUITVALE STATION star Michael B. Jordan for the latest round of the beloved ROCKY saga. Adonis Johnson (Jordan) wants to follow in the footsteps of his father, boxer Apollo Creed, and seeks out former champ Rocky Balboa (Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone) to show him the ropes. Though this crowd-pleaser has some of the best fight choreography you’ve ever seen, it’s the courageous central characters that give CREED such a powerful punch. With a screenplay written by Coogler and Aaron Covington, the film also stars Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad.


PAPERS IN THE WIND
PAPELES EN EL VIENTO
2015, 98 min, Dir: Juan Taratuto

Based on a novel by Eduardo Sacheri (The Secret in Their Eyes), this Argentine box office hit takes a bittersweet look at the country’s most popular sport. Lifelong friends and fervent fans of Buenos Aires’ Independiente soccer team, Fernando (Diego Peretti), Mauricio (Pablo Echarri) and El Ruso (Pablo Rago) try to help when Fernando’s brother dies, leaving all his family’s money invested in the fortunes of one struggling athlete. In Spanish with English subtitles.


SCOUTING FOR ZEBRAS
LES RAYURES DU ZÈBRE
2014, Films Distribution, 80 min, Belgium/France, Dir: Benoît Mariage

José Stockman (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a Belgian soccer scout scouring the Ivory Coast for top players; he thinks he’s found one in Yaya Koné (Marc Zinga). But when the rookie’s tryout for the Zebras team doesn’t go smoothly, both men have to rethink their assumptions about the game. Collaborating for the third time with writer-director Mariage, Poelvoorde strikes just the right tone as the opportunistic but humane sports agent, producing laughs without obscuring the film’s deeper issues. “A darkly comic post-colonial satire with real heart.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.


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