Copa 71

In August 1971, soccer teams from England, Argentina, Mexico, France, Denmark, and Italy gathered at Mexico City’s sun-drenched Azteca Stadium. The scale of the tournament was monumental: lavish sponsorship, extensive TV coverage, merchandise on every street corner, and crowds of over 100,000 roaring fans turn this historic stadium into a cauldron of noise match after match. A fawning media treat the players like rock stars. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the greatest moments in international soccer history. However, this is a tournament unlike anything that’s happened before. The players on the pitch are all women, and you’ve likely never even heard of it. This is Copa 71, the pioneering and unofficial Women’s World Cup. Dismissed by both the leading governing body and domestic soccer associations around the world, this extraordinary event had been sidelined in history, until now.

awards & festivals

screenings

Venue City Opening Date
Camden International Film Festival Camden, ME 02/24/2024
Athena Film Festival New York, NY 02/29/2024
Boulder International Film Festival Boulder, CO 03/02/2024
AMC Aventura Mall 24 Aventura, FL 03/01/2024
Senoma International Film Festival Senoma, CA 03/20/2024
Cleveland International Film Festival Cleveland, OH 04/03/2024
Phoenix Film Festival Phoenix, AZ 04/04/2024
Miami International Film Festival Miami, FL 04/05/2024
Sarasota Film Festival Sarasota, FL 04/05/2024
Women+Film Festival Denver, CO 04/11/2024