“The Two Escobars”/”Los dos Escobares” by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Showing at Tribeca Film Festival, April 22, 23, 25, and May 1st, 2010

August 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

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“The Two Escobars”  by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist

With 54 Days, 04 Hours, 40 minutes and 00 seconds left until the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held this summer in Johannesburg, South Africa,  many may really enjoy this fantastic film comparing the lives of two humble, yet  powerful men  born in the same city, Medellin, Columbia, who share the same last name, but have no relation to one another, except the fact that they both simultaneously had a major impact on the economic rise and fall of Columbia, South America. Columbian national soccer player, Andres Escobar  (March 13, 1967- July 2, 1994), and Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, (December 1, 1949- December 2, 1993), both helped move millions of dollars into the Columbian economy, one through soccer, the other through cocaine.  As soccer has such an enormous impact on the South American and world economy, enormous pressure was placed on the Columbian national soccer players in the 1980’s and 1990’s to win, or be killed.  When the players won, they were rewarded with large bonuses by the Columbian leaders with money made from drug trafficking, and when and if they lost, they had to face the consequences.

ESPN Films Presents the world premiere of “The Two Escobars”.

Interviews with Jeff and Michael Zimbalist:


Please try to attend one of the four following times the film will be shown at “The Tribeca Film Festival 2010”.

Thursday, April 22, 9pm,  Clearview Chelsea Cinema (260 West 23rd Street)

Friday, April 23, 3pm,  Village East Cinema 1 (189 2nd Avenue)

Sunday, April 25, 3:00pm, Village East Cinema 1 (189 2nd Avenue)

Saturday, May 1, 6:30pm Tribeca Cinemas Theater 2 (54 Varick Street)

Con 54 días, 04 horas, 40 minutos y 00 segundos para la Copa Mundial de Fútbol de la FIFA 2010, que se celebrará este verano en Johannesburgo (Sudáfrica), muchos seguramente disfrutarán esta excelente película que compara las vidas de dos hombres humildes, pero a la vez poderosos, que nacieron en la misma ciudad, en Medellín (Colombia). Ambos comparten el mismo apellido pero no tienen ningún parentesco, aunque ambos tuvieron, de manera simultánea, un impacto enorme en el surgimiento y hundimiento económico de Colombia: uno de ellos a través del fútbol, y el otro por la cocaína. Debido a que el fútbol tiene un impacto tan importante en la economía sudamericana, así como en la economía mundial, los jugadores de fútbol de la selección colombiana de los años 80 y 90 eran coaccionados para que ganasen, o murieran. Cuando los jugadores ganaban, recibían recompenses exorbitantes por parte de los líderes colombianos procedentes de dinero Ganado del tráfico de drogas, y cuando perdían, tenían que afrontar las consecuencias.

ESPN Films presenta el estreno mundial de “The Two Escobars”.

Por favor, intente asistir a una de las cuatro sesiones en que se exhibirá esta película en el “Festival de Cine de Tribeca 2010”

Jueves, 22 de abril a las 9pm,  Clearview Chelsea Cinema (260 West 23rd Street)

Viernes, 23 de abril a las 3pm,  Village East Cinema 1 (189 2nd Avenue)

Domingo, 25 de abril a las 3:00pm, Village East Cinema 1 (189 2nd Avenue)

Sábado, 1 de mayo a las 6:30pm, Tribeca Cinemas Theater 2 (54 Varick Street)]

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