To celebrate Chinatown Soccer Club’s annual Chinatown Invitational, Italian sportswear label Stone Island released a short film documenting this year’s event.
Held at New York’s well-known Lions Gate Field, this year’s tournament featured four teams from across the globe — Chinatown Soccer Club from New York, Ringleaders FC from Montreal, Soho Warriors FC from London, and Stone Island FC from Milan. The teams have one big thing in common: they’re full of diverse, creative people, who are passionate about the beautiful game.
Writer and director Alexander Klein says his inspiration for the film came from the pitches of downtown New York. “It’s soccer infused with the sights, sounds, and energy of New York City — creating a sporting flavor unlike anything else in the world,” he says.