Do you like football? Do you like football movies? If you do, then tonight and tomorrow night you are going to be one happy camper. Two of the best films in recent history about the gridiron are being shown free of charge in Central Arkansas. Both depict the very best of sports, currently a much-needed reminder.
As part of the Argenta Film Series, the Argenta Community Theater is showing the 2012 Oscar winner for best feature documentary, Undefeated. It tells the story of the 2009 season of the Manassas Tigers, both on and off the field. Bill Courtney, the head coach of the Memphis-based high school team, will be in attendance and take park in a discussion. Admission is free courtesy of the Laman Library but seating is limited. RSVP for the 7 p.m. Thursday evening showing by visiting lrff.eventbrite.com. The theater is located at 405 Main Street in downtown North Little Rock.
One of my all-time favorite flicks is Remember the Titans, which produced in 2000 by Jerry Bruckheimer. It is also inspired by real events involving Herman Boone, a black coach who takes over a team previously run by Bill Yoast, a white coach. With the arrival of Boone, Yoast becomes an assistant coach after being asked to stay on by Boone. Set in 1971, the racial struggles and adjustments by the two men, their families and the integrated teams make for a powerful film.