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Bend It Like Beckham

Series: Family Pictures

This is part of Feminist March 2018

Presented in 35mm!

18-year-old Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) wants nothing more than to play soccer, but her parentsĀ (Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan), strict Punjabi Sikhs, won't allow her to join a team. When Jess is playing for fun one day in a London park, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley), who convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess must use elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also navigating her growing romantic feelings for her coach (Jonathan Rhys Meyers).

Passes Accepted: Guest Pass and Member Guest Pass.

Director Gurinder Chadra
Starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley
Year 2002
Assistive Listening Available
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Runtime 112 min
Format 35mm


Saturday, March 17