. . . Swans documentary film heads to East Coast of America
People in the United States love an underdog story and there is no better rags to riches story than what Swansea City has achieved."
The Swansea story of Jack to a King heads Stateside once again this week, this time to the east coast of America in New York City.
The documentary film has been selected to open this year’s Kicking and Screening Soccer Film Festival at the Tribeca Cinemas in downtown New York on Tuesday, June 23.
The screening coincides with Jack to a King's international release on iTunes and DVD.
The showing will come just a month after Jack to a King premiered on the west coast of America, in front of 450 MLS Portland Timbers fans.
Swansea City vice-chairman Leigh Dineen and former Swansea City board member David Morgan, who both feature in the documentary film, will be travelling to America to promote Swansea City and Jack to a King with football fans stateside.
They will be joined by executive producer Mal Pope, who believes the Swansea story has the potential to take America by storm.
“Jack to a King had such a fantastic reaction when it was shown in Portland a few weeks ago. I am thrilled it is now going to be shown to football fans on the east coast of America," he said.
“People in the United States love an underdog story and there is no better rags to riches story than what Swansea City has achieved over the past 12 years.”
From the red carpet premiere in New York, the Swansea story will then head to America’s capital - Washington DC - for a special screening at the British Embassy.
Pope continued: “I am excited for fans in New York and Washington to see the film. We literally are taking the Swansea story coast to coast in 2015.”
Dineen added: “After the reaction the film got when we linked-up live to Portland on the west coast, I cannot wait for sport fans in New York and Washington to see the film.
“It is a true story that really does capture people’s imagination.
“This really will be a great opportunity for American fans to see Swansea City’s rags to riches story on the big screen.”