Ms.Mujer.Mwanake. "The Anderson Monarchs" Women around the world have something in common: Power.
Friday, March 22nd, 6:30pm
Women around the world have something in common: Power. Documentaries on making history.
Curated by Amanda Lopez and Tatiyana Jenkins
A Women's History Month Special
The Anderson Monarchs
Eugene Martin, 2012, 76 min.
The Anderson Monarchs is a feature length documentary about an all-girls soccer team competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. The Anderson Monarchs play soccer with virtually no funding on a borrowed patch of field just like the great players of the world did when they were children - Messi, Rooney, and Marta. But they have something special, a sisterhood that is supported by their community of parents and their coach, Walter Stewart. And they win all the time against well heeled suburban opponents. Nominated in 2008 by Sports Illustrated as Sports Team of the year, they were also hailed as "the future of American soccer" in the London newspaper, The Guardian. Over three years, we follow five girls, their families, and their dedicated head coach, Walter Stewart. Coach Walt gave up a partnership in a prestigious Philadelphia law firm to become an elementary school teacher and coach all three Select teams of The Anderson Monarchs year round. His story and the story of the girls who play on the Monarchs are intimate, personal, and profound. One supporter calls the film "soccer as ballet meets justice".
Q&A with director Eugene Martin to follow screening.
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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