Announcement from the Culver Center for the Arts in Riverside:
The winner of the Best Documentary Academy Award, Undefeated is the story of the 2009 Manassas High School football team.
Set in inner city Memphis, the story follows the Manassas Tigers, led by head coach Bill Courtney, as they strive for their first winning season after years of disappointment.
From J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader: “Courtney really does believe all that stuff about adversity and character, and the film is moving for is modest tale of boys learning to act like men.”
Steve Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer said, “There are lines in Undefeated clearly marked on the playing field: five-yards, end zones, out of bounds perimeters. And while the other lines depicted in Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s Oscar-winning documentary about a high school football team and its tireless coach aren’t etched in chalk on grass or dirt, they’re every bit as evident: lines of race, class, money. Shooting for an entire year at a just about all black high school in the graffiti-ed rubble of North Memphis, the filmmakers follow a group of uncertain kids as they come together to turn history around.”
Riverside Mayor Ronald Loveridge, John W. North Football Coach Mark Paredes, and Arlington High School Football Coach Pat McCarthy will discuss the film and its message following the screening on Saturday.
This film is rated PG-13.
The film is showing on Friday and Saturday nights, June 1st and 2nd, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, located at 3834 Main Street in Riverside.
For more information or to buy tickets online, click HERE or visit their website at www.culvercenter.ucr.edu
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Friday, June 1, 2012
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