Beyond The Team (en)

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Beyond The Team

Tim Kulikowski

20120 h 14 min
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Discouraged as teenagers by the macho world of sports, a diverse group of transplanted gay men in San Francisco ultimately finds something more encompassing than a place to play soccer

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Director Tim Kulikowski
Release Date 2012
Country  USA
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World Premiere: Frameline36 – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2012; June 23, 2012

Discouraged as teenagers by the macho world of sports, a diverse group of transplanted gay men in San Francisco ultimately finds something more encompassing than a place to play soccer: camaraderie, extended family, political refuge and love. The film unfolds around Jose, a gay asylum refugee from Venezuela; Topher, a middle class Bay Area twenty-something who was bullied and learns to persevere; Jay, a middle-aged Japanese-American from Honolulu who finds love amongst his soccer buds; Brian, a sensitive yet confident artist from small-town Ohio who befriends a Russian teammate and his family; Chris, a once-nervous kid from suburban New Jersey who finds a ‘normal’ life in San Francisco. Themes include overcoming fear, the power of community, regaining self-confidence, mentoring, creating family, and of course, soccer!