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Movies In The Park – McFarland USA
August 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm| Free
In this inspiring Disney sports drama based on actual events, Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who ends up leading a cross-country track team made up of lower-class Latino students to a state championship. Jim White (Costner) finds his days as a football coach numbered when an incident with a player leads to his dismissal. Desperate for work, he moves his wife and daughters from Idaho to McFarland, CA, a rural town that’s predominately Latino and the only place willing to give him a teaching job. The family feel like they don’t fit into their new community, but White has an epiphany one day when he sees his students running from their early-morning farming jobs to school: Why not channel their talents into running cross-country track? Soon enough, White is connecting with his young charges, particularly a gifted athlete named Thomas, and the squad set their sights on a state championship.
- Movie is shown outdoors; Seating starts at 8:00pm
- Movie starts at dusk
- Light concessions available