Mon April 16, 2012
Coach Bill Courtney: Subject of the Oscar-Winning Documentary "Undefeated"
On today's show, we meet Bill Courtney, volunteer football coach of the impoverished North Memphis Manassas High School Tigers, and subject of the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary, "Undefeated." Filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin followed the coach and team through the 2009 season which found them on the verge of winning their first high school playoff game ever. "Undefeated" offers an intimate look at Courtney and three of his players, each of whom hopes to leave the systemic poverty of their neighborhood to play Division 1 football, attend college, or simply survive outside the juvenile system. "Undefeated" is rated PG-13, and currently playing at the Circle Cinema; more information here.
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