Sunday, August 30, 2015

September DVD Spotlight: Sports Films

From popular crowd-pleasers like Rocky (1976) and Rudy (1993), to artistic masterworks like Raging Bull (1980), it's undeniable that the sports film genre has given us countless cinematic classics.  All through the month of September, Reeves Library is featuring sports titles from our DVD collection.

Looking for a laugh?  Check out the baseball comedy A League of Their Own (1992), or the silent film classic The Freshman (1925), starring the great Harold Lloyd as an aspiring football player.  Or, if you're looking to be inspired, try true stories like Glory Road (2006) and The Express (2008), both of which tell the stories of athletes who broke racial barriers in college sports.  If documentary's your thing, we've got Hoop Dreams (1994), along with an extensive collection of ESPN's "30 for 30" films.

Other featured titles include:

Ali (2001)
Battling Butler (1926)
Bull Durham (1988)
Coach Carter (2005)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
The Set-Up (1949)
The Wrestler (2008)

With such a wide variety of choices, everyone's a winner!