Learn the basics and play a friend! I will stand in front of any of my brothers and sisters in Christ any day. Ask a Librarian Delaware is operated by Delaware library staff who can help you online, just as we do in person, from the convenience of your computer or cell phone. And not just for faith based movies. Even if you are not a particularly religious person, you will enjoy this story -- based on a true one - that takes place in Birmingham in the awful early 70's when blacks and whites were at each other's throats. This movie shows a better way, and, being a true story, a realistic option for everyone who wants to have real prosperity in their family, community, sports team, business, etc. We hope to hear from you soon! You can ask us through email and text. It touched my heart, made me cry, made me shout out when he ran, and made me proud to be a human being.
However, I have a big problem with the actress who portrayed Tony's mother - Sherri Shepherd. They surely could have found someone who brought glory to this beautiful story of God's Love and endurance. If there was one movie I could recommend to everyone, this would be the one. One message it really drives home is the impact and importance of the individual. This is one I will watch again and again, like I do with my Kendrick Bros.
But that's what makes it so special. To me her presence in this movie discredited Tony's mom. They all agreed that it was a very accurate depiction of their lives. This movie was about finding hope and Love in the midst of such horrible hatred and to cast an actress who went all the way to the supreme court to get out of the responsibility of providing care for her own child - a child she wants nothing to do with. . You can't really define it as only a faith based movie, or a football movie.
This, to me, is one of the best movies I've ever seen. Has the look and feel of a big budget sports film which is way beyond most mainstream sports films. Young Tony Nathan wants to play football and is supremely gifted, but until a series of unexpected events occur he probably will not get the chance. The writing, pacing, cinematography, casting, acting and music are all very good. I felt the fear, the pain, the violent times - I wanted to put myself inside the movie and stand in front of that house during that terrible scene and tell those thugs they will have to get through me first - a 5'1 petite white woman! The extra's in the blu-ray have most of the real life counterparts describing what it was like to see their lives being portrayed on the big screen.
We appreciate your service and use of our libraries, in person and online! It is really the story of an African-American high school football player in the newly integrated South, and the powerful role that Christian faith played in the interpersonal relationships and larger social structures surrounding that explosive moment in time. The goals and aspirations we desire for racial reconciliation and a just peace in society are not going to happen with fighting and denigrating each other. I'd rather you be surprised in the way that I was. Jon Voight's portrayal of Paul Bear is brilliant. I am not a sports fan, but the filming of the game scenes were well done and showing the crowds is something that most movies have to avoid due to budget.
Woodlawn Library has been a valuable member of the community for almost 100 years. The library provides various services to the community including literacy services, tax preparation, computer classes and meeting room space. It is such a pleasure to see a terrific movie without sex, violence, and filthy language. No foul language, no sex scenes except a lovely kiss or two , a hint of domestic violence, and of course the violence of the times, which is our history and therefore worth letting the children watch and learn from so it is never repeated by them. This is a wonderful movie -- well acted, beautifully rendered on the screen, and relaying a tale that keeps your attention from beginning to end. This one doesn't use any trickery to hide there not really being an audience; it shows the entire stadium full of people, in aerial glory even. In 2006 the library moved from 6th and Bancroft to its present location at the former Department of Motor Vehicles site at 8th and Bancroft.
I'm not going to tell you the plot, or spoil it in any way. I recommend this for everyone, but particularly for families with children to watch together -- and be reminded of the importance of family -- how critical it is for parents to tell their children that they are important and cherished. Those were some tough, terrible times, but the way Christ was received and was allowed to show His glory and Love in these players at such a time in history was magnificent. The ending footage of Billy Graham helps hit a home run message to share the good news with others. The production quality and entertainment is second to none, and it will fill you with hope and joy.
We need to help give others hope and one person can make a difference to another who makes a difference to another. The integration of archival historical footage with new footage adds a nice touch, giving the true story an extra degree of validity and power. This movie is right up there with Rocky in suspense and just plain good storytelling, with a dose of American history thrown in for good measure. . .
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