NEXT GOAL WINS, a new LGBTQ+ sports comedy-drama, hits Irish cinemas on St Stephen’s Day, December 26, 2023. In anticipation of its release, our amazing friends at Searchlight Pictures have hooked GCN up with five pairs of tickets to give away to our readers for a special evening preview screening in the Light House Cinema on Thursday, December 14.
Directed by Academy Award Winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok) and based on a true story, NEXT GOAL WINS follows the American Samoa soccer team, infamous for their brutal 31-0 FIFA loss in 2001. With the World Cup Qualifiers approaching, the team hires down-on-his-luck, maverick coach Thomas Rongen (Michael Fassbender), hoping he will turn the world’s worst soccer team around in this heartfelt underdog comedy.
Other cast members include Oscar Knightley, Kaimana, David Fane, Rachel House, Beulah Koale, Uli Latukefu, Semu Filip, Lehi Falepapalangi, Will Arnett and Elisabeth Moss.
The 2023 film follows a British documentary of the same name, which was released in 2014, and both feature the fascinating story of Jaiyah Saelua. Jaiyah is a fa’afafine, a third-gender or non-binary identity recognised in Samoan culture. A member of the team since 2003, Jaiyah made history as the first transgender and non-binary player to ever compete in a World Cup qualifier game.
To be in with a chance of winning one of five pairs of tickets to the preview screening of NEXT GOAL WINS in the Light House Cinema on December 14, simply answer the following question:
Who is the director of NEXT GOAL WINS?
The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The winners will be announced on social media and contacted via email.
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