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12 Mighty Orphans

Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.
(PG-13, 118 min.)


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

7:30 PM

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

3:30 PM

Thursday, July 22, 2021

6:00 PM

Friday, July 23, 2021

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

3:30 PM

12 Mighty Orphans tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.

Starring: Luke Wilson, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw
Director: Ty Roberts
Genre(s): History, Sport

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"‘12 Mighty Orphans’ is the mother of all underdog football films."

— Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"If you're looking for an old-fashioned sports drama, this is it."

— Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"It's an up-from-struggle story tailor-made for an old-fashioned, family-friendly, earnest, feel-good movie, and that's exactly what Roberts delivers."

— Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle

"Not a fan of football, but a fan of overcoing adversity , which is exactly what this "dirty dozen" orphans accomplish under the guidance of Rusty Russell. It's a feel good story delivered at exactly the right time."

— Carla Renata,