The Mundo Sisters's What Makes Us reception & screening, LA

Megan Rapinoe | Photo: Allen Kee/ESPN
Affair: The Mundo Sisters "What Makes Us" reception and screening

When: Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 6:30-8:30PM

Hot Spot: Company 3 & Method Studios, Santa Monica, CA

Deets: This summer, espnW will launch a new original series, What Makes Us, comprised of five documentary shorts featuring some of the world’s greatest female athletes and their journeys to become sports icons. The series is produced in collaboration with the sibling directing team, the Mundo Sisters, who previously directed the popular espnW Original Nine for IX Short: Rowdy Ronda Rousey.

As part of ESPN’s comprehensive FIFA Women’s World Cup coverage, three of the films will focus on elite women’s soccer players who will be participating in this summer’s tournament — the USA’s Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe, and Spain’s Verónica Boquete. All three films will debut on on Friday, May 29, on the eve of the U.S. Women’s National Team’s final send-off match (Saturday, May 30, 3 p.m, ESPN). In addition, the Leroux film, What Makes Us: SYD, will air during that day’s 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter.

The other two films – What Makes Us: RISS and What Makes Us: KNIGHTER, featuring world champion surfer Carissa Moore and U.S. Olympic hockey star Hilary Knight, respectively – will premiere later this summer on, with RISS debuting Monday, Aug. 3, and KNIGHTER on a date to be determined.

Each short, ranging in length from 12 – 16 minutes, is an intimate portrait that illustrates how the athlete’s journey began, the struggles they overcame to achieve their dreams and the ways they hope to inspire the next generation. The five competitors highlighted in this groundbreaking series are changing the perception of what young women can do and, in the process, are becoming modern day heroines.

Come join this special screening featuring female athlete greats who tell their incredible and inspirational journeys.

Athletes featured include Sydney Leroux, Megan Rapinoe, Verónica Boquete, Carissa Moore, and Hilary Knight.

6:30PM - Wine and Cheese
7PM - Screening 

Who You May Spot: The Mundo Sisters

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

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