Disney has a new live action feature coming out this month, based on a true story. "McFarland" looks to be an inspiring film, with a strong story of perseverance and determination. With a focus on high school athletics, this should appeal to older kids and adults alike, offering an engaging feel-good film for the dreary winter season.
Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream."McFarland" is produced by Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi, the same team who produced last year's "Million Dollar Arm." It opens in theatres on February 20.
A GiveawayWant to see it? I have 3 double passes to a special screening of this new film on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00pm. Passes are for the following locations (1 double pass each):
OTTAWA - SilverCity Gloucester
TORONTO - Varsity Theatres
WATERLOO - Galaxy Theatre Waterloo
Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, February 12. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and winners must be able to attend the screening as described. Best of luck!
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