Film Presentation: 'The Great Debaters'
In honor of Black History Month, CSM presents a film screening of
TheÂ GreatÂ Debaters, a film by Denzel Washington. Sponsored by the CSM Ethnic Studies Program
Two-time Academy AwardÂ® winner Denzel Washington (American Gangster) directs and stars with Academy AwardÂ® winner Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) in this important and deeply inspiring page from the not-so-distant past (Richard Roeper, At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper).
Inspired by a true story, Washington shines as a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underdog African American college students into an historical powerhouse that took on the Harvard elite.