MY WISH LIST

SIGN UP

Creating an account with Tribecafilm.com gives you access to more features and services, like our weekly newsletter and other special features just for the film community.

SIGN UP
Mic
DRIVE-IN

NEXT GOAL WINS

Directed by Steve Jamison and Mike Brett
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 97 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE NEXT GOAL WINS
When the American Samoan national soccer team suffered the world’s worst defeat, losing to Australia 31-0, these tiny islands crash-landed into last place in the FIFA world rankings, and became known as “the worst team in the world.” Despite having not won an official match for more than a decade, the team is held together by their pure love of soccer, deep faith, and American Samoan pride. Next Goal Wins delivers an intimate view of their miraculous efforts as they train for the next World Cup and a chance to redefine their international reputation.

By following the team’s eccentric new coach, Dutchman Thomas Rongen, and team members, including Jaiyah Saelua, a fa’afaine (the Samoan third gender), this documentary becomes more than a story about the ultimate underdogs. Directors Mike Brett and Steve Jamison bring us into a tightknit community whose dedication to family, spirituality, and mutual acceptance are all too uncommon today.
Sports, Documentary, First Time Filmmaker
Special Note

This film is co-presented by:


Film Info
  • Section:
    Drive-In
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    97 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Samoan
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Cast:
    Thomas Rongen, Jaiyah Saelua, Nicky Salapu, Tavita Taumua, Larry Mana'o
  • Composer:
    Roger Goula
  • Director:
    Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
  • Editor:
    Julian Quantrill
  • Executive Producer:
    Myles Payne, David Staniland
  • Producer:
    Kristian Brodie, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison

Contacts

RUSH SALES POLICY

When tickets for a screening or event are no longer available, they will be listed as RUSH. The Rush system functions as a stand-by line that will form at the venue approximately 45 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Admittance is based on availability and will begin 15 minutes prior to program start time. Rush Tickets are the same price as advance tickets payable upon entry. There is a limit of one Rush Ticket per person.