The Great Debaters
Playing at Pickford Film Center
127 minutes, USA, In English, Family Friendly
Rated PG-13: (for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for languag

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Pickford Family Matinee. Presented by Bank of the Pacific, Tickets are only $1.
Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debators, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions.

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Saturday, August 10th

1:00pm