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Event: 'We Are Marshall' Print
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Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Duration: 3 Hours

(2006) Moving true-life story about the aftermath of a 1970 plane crash in West Virginia that killed 70 players, coaches and fans of a college football team, and how the grieving university town came to recover its spirit by the formation of a largely new team galvanized by the leadership of a new coach (a dynamic Matthew McConaughey), working in tandem with the Marshall University president (David Strathairn), and the assistant coach of the former team (Matthew Fox). Director McG’s film, though to some extent formulaic and predictable, is several notches above average, bolstered by solid performances including that of Ian McShane, and a script that mostly avoids cliché, with good messages about winning not being everything, accepting loss, and healing from it, with a clear sense of this being a faith-based community. Several uses of the S-word as favored by the coach, a few other crass expressions, and a discreetly handled plane crash. (A-II -- adults and adolescents) (PG -- parental guidance suggested) A&E (cable)



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