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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sounders FC bring Zidane film back 13-15th

SEATTLE, WASH. - The Seattle Sounders FC and the Northwest Film Forum present an encore screening of the film ZIDANE: A 21st CENTURY PORTRAIT. The experimental documentary depicting French soccer superstar Zin├ędine Zidane will be screened June 13-15 at the Northwest Film Forum.

Tracking Zin├ędine Zidane exclusively for the duration of a single soccer match, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno’s aesthetic film is a portrait of one player, in one game, on one day. Accompanied by a score from the Scottish band Mogwai, the film is an exploration of the psychology of the sport and a profile of a man in his element. Director Douglas Gordon describes the film as “an exercise in solitude.”

During the entire 92 minutes of a Real Madrid vs. Villarreal match, seventeen super-35mm Scope format synchronized cameras were set around the Burnabeu Stadium, each focusing exclusively on Zidane in real time. Two of the cameras were equipped with high definition zoom used by the US Army prior to production of the film. The team behind the seventeen cameras includes operators who have worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese and Oliver Stone, as well as NFL Films and Major League Baseball.

ZIDANE: A 21st CENTURY PORTRAIT will screen Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15 at 7:00pm and 9:15pm.

Individual tickets are $8.50 general, $6.00 children/seniors, and $5.00 for NWFF members. Northwest Film Forum is located on Capitol Hill at 1515 12th Ave (between Pike and Pine). More information is available at http://www.nwfilmforum.org.

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