The Rugby Boys of Memphis

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Tennessee Shorts 1
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 1 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 5:30 PM
This collection of five short films portrays the real life stories of a diverse cross-section of Tennesseans.
Tennessee Shorts 1
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 5 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 6:00 PM
This collection of five short films portrays the real life stories of a diverse cross-section of Tennesseans.
Film Info
Section:Young Filmmakers Competition
Length:Short
Genre:Documentary
Run Time:13
Premiere Status:Nashville Premiere
Rating:NR
Country:USA
Original Language:English
Website:www.ryot.org
Twitter:@daviddarg
Cast/Crew Info
Director:David Darg
Cast:Calvin Gentry | Shane Black
Producer:Kelly Kandle
Cinematographer:Jack Shanahan
Editor:David Darg

Description

The Rugby Boys of Memphis tells the story of an inner-city program bringing rugby and the possibility of college scholarships to high school athletes. This documentary short tells the story of Calvin Gentry, whose high school rugby career wins him a scholarship to the University of Arkansas. The film explores the endemic violence and poverty of Memphis and examines how an innovative rugby program is bringing young men opportunities to build lives outside of the social conditions of their city. Gentry's story reminds us all that determination and resilience are characteristics that open incredible new opportunities in all of our lives.

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