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Summer Movie Nights
August 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This summer we are showing world-class films that give us insights about God’s presence in us and around us.
The last feature of our Summer Movie Nights is McFarland, USA.
In 1987 football coach, Jim White, loses his job after he loses his temper and accidentally injures a team player in the locker room. He and his family relocate for his new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. White is first put as assistant football coach, but ultimately loses his football coaching status when he pulls a player out, fearing he would be badly injured on the field. Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, he has the school’s principal authorize cross-country as a sport and organises an all-boys team. Its seven members have little hope for their future, specifically Tomas Vallez, due to hardships with his father. After winning their first race, the Diaz brothers are taken off the team by their foreman father, who wants them to work for him in the fields instead. In response, White convinces them to come to meets and races at earlier and later times of the day, to which they finally address him as “coach”. Under White’s guidance, the team becomes outstandingly successful, winning nine state titles over the years. All the members of the first team become the first in their families to go to college or into military careers.
This movie is rated PG.
Bring your own dinner or eat before you come. Popcorn will be provided. Nursery care is available UPON REQUEST by August 4 for age 4 and younger. Contact the Church Office at (520) 327-7121 or firstname.lastname@example.org if nursery/child care will be needed.