Watch award-winning films at the Mayflower Arts Center Virtual Theater!
What is Virtual Theater?
Thanks to a partnership with several independent movie distributors, we are excited to be bringing you movies virtually from the Mayflower! This is an opportunity for you to DIRECTLY support our local theater during these uncertain times. It is still our goal to bring you well-made and thought-provoking features, retros, indies, and documentaries — films that not only allow us time to escape, but stir the soul and ignite our creativity and imagination. Come experience a new way to screen movies with us... in the comfort and safety of your own home!
A wonderful underdog story
full of inspiration!
Venera Films, Partner Pictures, Row House Online, and Mayflower Arts Center VIRTUAL Theater Present
REGGAE BOYZ (2018)
Follow Jamaica’s Unlikely Journey To Get In The World Cup. A Journey That Inspires A Nation.
Tickets: $12/household (3-day viewing pass)
Jamaica has one of the highest murder rates in the world. But on November 16, 1997, when Jamaica's national soccer team – a.k.a. the 'Reggae Boyz' – qualified for the 1998 World Cup, not a single bullet was fired in the country.
As the Reggae Boyz embark on their 2014 World Cup campaign, an amateur player named 'Tuffy' Anderson dreams of playing on the national team. Tuffy works in a steel factory by day and plays in the local amateur league by night, refusing to give up his dream of one day playing on the national team.
On the soccer field Jamaica's big dream comes crashing to a halt. After a devastating losing streak, the coaching staff resigns. To revitalize the mission, Jamaica hires the colorful Winfried Schäfer, a journeyman coach who is known in his native Germany as 'Winnie Wahnsinn' ('Wacky Winnie'). Seeking knowledge about the local culture and sensing how much music and soccer are intertwined in Jamaica, Winnie meets the local newcomer band 'Nomaddz' and visits Bunny Wailer - the lone survivor of 'Bob Marley and the Wailers'. Bunny introduces him to the 'benefits of herb' and suggests "putting Tuffy on the team will change your fortunes." Winnie puts Tuffy on the team who promptly rewards him by scoring a last-minute goal that keeps the campaign alive a little longer. While Jamaica's World Cup dreams don't come true in the end, Tuffy's goal and his courage to keep a dream alive, against all odds, inspires Jamaicans of all stripes and sets the national team on a path to success that culminates with Winnie coaching Jamaica to their first-ever Gold Cup Final.
Rating: No Rating
Duration: 1hr 15min
Director: Till Schauder
Writers: Till Schauder and Sara Nodjoumi
Starring: Tuffy Anderson, Portia Simpson Miller, Winfried Schäfer, Sheldon Shepherd, Bunny Wailer
Audience Award, 2019 Brooklyn International Film Festival
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