By Michael Foust, Christian Examiner
HOLLYWOOD (Christian Examiner) – The best sports movies aren’t even about sports.
Instead, the best sports movies use sports as a backdrop to tell the story of something far more significant and important, something that even non-sports fans can embrace.
Such is the case with “Woodlawn” (PG), which hits theaters this weekend and recounts the true story of a newly integrated high school football team in Birmingham, Ala., that is the source of racial tension until most of the players accept Christ and spark a city-wide revival.
Set in the early 1970s, “Woodlawn” is the best sports movie I’ve ever seen, although that label really doesn’t do it justice. That’s because it’s simply a great movie – even without the sports – and it’s among the most inspiring and uplifting films I’ve watched.
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