BLUE MOON RISING | 97 min | UK | 2010
Directed by Stuart Sugg
Diving into football fandom, Blue Moon Rising follows five devoted Manchester City supporters through the 2009-10 campaign, the first season after its purchase and transformation into a Premier League superpower. By turns hilarious, dramatic, moving, and uplifting, the film is an exhilarating examination of the power of football to move people and an authentic story of passion and undying faith in a club—win, lose, or draw.
This film contains adult language.
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ARTS IN CONTEXT
Join us for lively post screening football discussions as part of the festival.
Manchester City and the Influence of Global Ownership on Soccer
Using Blue Moon Rising, the story of Manchester City, as a jumping off point, the panel will discuss how ownership groups from around the world are changing the game. What does it mean for the local supporter culture when a new owner takes over? Schwab, a lifelong Bayern Munich supporter, will talk about how the unusual structure of the team’s ownership alters behavior on and off the field with George Quraishi, Joe Prince-Wright, Jan Tilman Schwab moderated by Kicking + Screening founder Greg Lalas.
Jan Tilman Schwab
International soccer film expert, author of Fussball In Film: The Lexicon of Football Films
Founder and editor of Howler, a quarterly soccer magazine
Lead Writer & Editor of NBCSports ProSoccerTalk, former player for Arbroath in the Scottish second division
Kicking + Screening Founder and Festival Director