Saturday Cinema - Shooting for Socrates
Saturday, 07 Oct 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm
Set against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles, nine year old Tommy learns to make sense of the world through his passion for soccer and his philosophy-loving dock worker father. Meanwhile, the tiny nation’s football team, led by grizzled veteran manager, Billy Bingham, beats the odds to reach the World Cup Finals in Mexico – only to find the toughest possible draw will pit them against the Goliath of world football: Brazil, led by the remarkable politician/intellectual/footballing genius Socrates de Souza. Blighted by injuries, Bingham attempts to put together a team of world beaters from ageing pros, rookies and his own David in an attempt to bridge religious divides and inspire a nation – and one young boy – to dare to dream.