Glory Road

Black History Month

Director: 
James Gartner
Year: 
2006
Rating: 
PG
Run Time: 
118 mins
Cast: 
Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight, Austin Nichols

Directed by Northern Michigan’s own James Gartner. This exciting and inspirational true story of the team that changed college basketball. Josh Lucas ("Sweet Home Alabama") stars as future Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins of tiny Texas Western University, who bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup. In a turbulent time of social and political change, their unlikely success sends shock waves through the sport that follow the underdog Miners all the way to an epic showdown with all-white, #1 ranked Kentucky for the National Championship!

“From its sepia-toned palette to the Motown hits that drive its terrific soundtrack, ‘Glory Road’ is utterly authentic. But most astonishing is an unrecognizable Jon Voight as Adolph Rupp.” - Washington Post, Ann Hornaday

"Stirring tale of a team whose big win speeds the integration of intercollegiate sports." - The Hollywood Reporter, Kirk Honeycutt