As football season winds down, Andrew was in the mood for a football movie as his “What I Streamed and Liked” pick. He settled on “Remember the Titans,” a powerful story of race, redemption – and football.
Andrew’s a crier, and he suggests you grab some tissues along with the pigskin when you see this movie, now streaming for free at Showtime and for rent at Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, Fandango Now, PlayStation, Vudu and YouTube.
In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions.
In 1971, high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all-black school with an all-white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition was put to the test.