The Portland premiere of El Clásico: More Than a Game, a documentary film about Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Spanish history, culture, identity and soccer, takes place this Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 5th Avenue Cinema (510 SW Hall).
In April 2010 nine CSU, Chico students spent two weeks in Barcelona and Madrid on a soccer adventure. They had the opportunity to interview world-famous soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo Thierry Henry, Iker Casillas as well renowned journalists, politicians and historians. They attended two major games, one of which was the El Clásico, the titanic battle between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. This game is one of the most famous and widely watched sporting events in the world. Throughout the process the students learned that this monumental rivalry is not just a game of soccer but a way of understanding the very complex culture, history, and regional identity of Spain.
The film project was initiated and overseen by Chico State Alumni and film-maker Kelly Candaele and produced by another Chico State Alum, Cathy Growdon and co-produced by Celia Brugman.
Admission is a mere $5. Film begins at 7:30pm.