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Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Undefeated" - #Oscar Winner for Best Documentary

UNDEFEATED

Genre: Documentary

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Release Date: February 17, 2012 (NY & LA)
*expansion pending

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 113 minutes




Talent: Bill Courtney (Coach, Manassas Tigers football team)
Chavis (Player, Manassas High School football team)
Montrail “Money” (Player, Manassas High School football team)
O.C. (Player, Manassas High School football team)

Directors: Dan Lindsay & T.J. Marti

Producers: Rich Middlemas, Seth Gordon, Ed Cunningham, Glen Zipper

Website: http://www.weinsteinco.com/sites/undefeated

Synopsis: Academy–Award© nominated documentary UNDEFEATED is set in the inner- city of Memphis chronicling the Manassas Tigers’ 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive to win the first playoff game in the high school’s 110-year history.

A perennial whipping boy, in recent decades Manassas had gone so far as to sell their home games to the highest bidder, but that all changed in the spring of 2004 when Bill Courtney, a former high school football coach turned lumber salesman, volunteered to lend a hand.

When he arrived, the team consisted of 17 players, some timeworn equipment and a patch of grass masquerading as a practice field.

Focusing more on winning young men than football games, the football program nevertheless began resurrecting itself and, in 2009, features the most talented team Manassas has ever fielded; a team that seems poised to end the playoff jinx that has plagued the school since time immemorial.

A coming-of-age documentary film, Undefeated provides audiences an intimate view of an underprivileged group of teens and their inspirational coach, as they attempt to make history.
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