August 6th, 2012
Undefeated will enjoy one-off Nationwide screenings Tuesday 7 August. Don't miss the chance to see this year's Oscar winner on the big screen. Find your nearest screening here.
The great reviews have been piling in:
"A compelling, dramatic, emotionally uplifting experience" Empire–
"Undefeated tells an incredible story which not only equals anything from the London Olympics but also deals with major social issues." The Sun–
" Brilliant, moving and unmissable " The Times–
"A populist gut-punch you’d be hard-pressed to resist," The Daily Telegraph–
"Can take its place proudly alongside the best in the genre" Little White Lies–
Set against the backdrop of a high school football season, Undefeated, the Academy Award® winner for Best Documentary Feature, is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field. Founded in 1899, Manassas High School in North Memphis has never seen its football team, the Tigers, win a playoff game. In recent decades, the last-place Tigers had gone so far as to sell its regular season games to rival schools looking to chalk up an easy win. That began to change in 2004, when Bill Courtney, former high school football coach turned businessman, volunteered to lend a hand. When Courtney arrived, the Tigers were accustomed to timeworn equipment and a sorry patch of lawn as a practice field. Focusing on nurturing emotional as well as physical strength, Courtney has helped the Tigers find their footing and their confidence.
Undefeated will also be screening across the UK and Ireland at nearly 40 cinemas for a one-off showing on 7th August.