Our Pick for the Week: Filming a French Soccer Star

Zidane doesn’t head-butt anybody in this movie. Hopefully.

Remeber the head-butt heard round the world? I’m talking, of course, about soccer player Zinédine Zidane, who infamously head-butted another player after an alleged insult to Zidane’s mother. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is a film about the now notorious Zidane, but it’s been classified as somewhere between a sports documentary and conceptual art. The film, showing Thursday, April 19 at the Hirshhorn, is shot entirely from the perspective of Zidane as he plays a 90-minute soccer match. Atmospheric Scottish rockers Mogwai provide the film’s soundtrack. 8 pm, free. Seating’s on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to show up early.

The Zidane film is just one of our picks for events happening around town this week. For even more fun times and entertainment, including a vegetarian happy  hour and a chocolate charity event, check out Where & When Weekly, our regular column on the best of what's going on around town this week.   

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