VANCOUVER, BC - MAY 11: Brad Ring #5 of the San Jose Earthquakes defends against Jay DeMerit #6 of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC during their MLS game May 11, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver and San Jose tied 1-1. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
A quick piece of news to send your way today. There is currently a barnstorming tour of Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story and you, yes you, can go see it in a theater near you! Tonight! The film is, as you would expect, the "rags to riches" story of USMNT and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit, who grew up in the middle of football country in Green Bay, Wisconsin and went to extraordinary lengths to fulfill his dream of playing professional soccer. The movie is truly independent, with a kickstarter campaign helping to get it the necessary financing to go on this tour. The film has no advertising budget, and the release is limited, to see if there will be enough demand to provide it a wider (and longer) release.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, read about the showtimes after the jumpIn LA, the film is being shown in ArcLight Cinemas, so it is listed as being shown at the ArcLight Hollywood tonight at 6:45 pm, at the ArcLight Beach Cities (in El Segundo), also at 6:45 pm, at the ArcLight Pasadena at 7 pm, and at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks at 6:45 pm. If you have the time, go check it out tonight!
In the San Diego area, the film will be shown at all locations tomorrow, November 10. Here's the list of locations and times:
Krikorian, Vista: 7:30 pm
UltraStar, Mission Valley: 7:30 pm
UltraStar, Oceanside: 7:30 pm
UltraStar, Temecula: 7:30 pm
If you live in the Inland Empire or in other areas of Southern California, check around - chances are it's playing in your area today or tomorrow!
Finally, please double check these listings with the theaters to make sure they are correct before heading out. Enjoy! Support soccer cinema!