The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters, starring Academy Award winners Denzil Washington and Forest Whitaker, is a powerful movie that uses the story of a group of underdog college debaters and their coach to show what racism and poverty felt like in 1930's rural Texas. The performances by the young actors as well as the veteran stars are outstanding. Roger Ebert calls it "one of the best pictures of the year." Check it out and see what you think!