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THE GREAT DEBATERS
Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Dir. Denzel Washington | USA | 2007 | 126 min. | PG-13 | HD

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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 debaters, 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. Age Recommendation: 12+