We have maybe become so used to outstanding, penetrating documentaries—like this one, but also other ones about all sorts of things—that it’s also possible to, as you sit in the theater, begin to project your movie-jaded thoughts to life beyond the movie and wonder about how everyone in this film will fare, and if you let your mind take you there—imagine for a second, having to worry about all those kids: Will they make it to college? Will they get good jobs? Will they make it out of Memphis if that’s what they want?—that’s a small taste of what Coach Courtney did for years, and he does not have any quit in him, and he put something in the heads of his team, and in us as we watch, to show how important it is to serve something outside of yourself, and how it can make you better, and how you can become a force to perpetuate that idea. There’s pathos in this film, and if you have a heart it will break it a little, but in this movie, the good guys win. Plus, this film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.