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In Odessa, Texas, 1988, the financial bust is evident in its boarded-up shops and broken lives. Yet one hope sustains the community: Once a week during football season, the town and its dreams come alive beneath the dazzling and disorienting Friday night lights, when the Permian High Panthers take to the field. With each game, the Panthers hope to get closer to mainstream success and their dedicated coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton) tries to keep the team focused and together in the face of the increasingly tense expectations of the town.
Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball.
When 13 year old Bethany Hamilton was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, the run-in cost her her left arm. But not only did she survive the attack, she was back on the competitive circuit just a year later. Unstoppable takes the viewer on an incredible journey as a resilient athlete rises to the top of her game against all odds and becomes one of the leading professional surfers in the world.
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In 1947, Jackie Robinson rewrote the future of pro baseball when he broke through the racial barrier to become the first African American Major League Baseball player in modern history. Both moving and inspirational, the film follows Robinson's trials and tribulations as he signs on to the Brooklyn Dodgers under legendary team manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) lets his undeniable talent speak for him. (Brian Helgeland, 2013, PG-13, 128 min.)
Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) moves from New Jersey to Southern California with his mother, but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies – one of which is the ex-boyfriend of his love interest Ali Mills (Elizabeth Shue) – who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Mr. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai. (John G.
Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) is the reluctant star of the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League of 1943, formed to keep the bats swinging while the male pros are at war. With her jealous sister Kit, who can throw a mean fastball, slugger Mae Mordabito (Madonna), her best bud Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell) and the rest of their endearing teammates, Hinson and the Peaches head to the World Series.
Arts & Lectures presents the return of the free outdoor summer film series with a six-week series of seven family-friendly, feel-good flicks about overcoming the odds, Wednesday evenings at the West Wind Drive-In.