WHO’S IN IT?
Kevin Costner (Waterworld), Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Morgan Saylor (Homeland), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me), Carlos Pratts (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), Johnny Ortiz (Ali), Hector Duran (film debut), Sergio Avelar (film debut), Michael Aguero (film debut), Rafael Martinez (film debut), Ramiro Rodriguez (film debut), Diana-Maria Riva (17 Again), Martha Higareda (Street Kings), Valente Rodriguez (The Ugly Truth), Chris Ellis (The Dark Knight Rises), Eloy Casados (Bridesmaids)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Niki Caro (Whale Rider), director; Christopher Cleveland (Glory Road), Bettina Gilois (Bessie) and Grant Thompson (film debut), writers; Mark Ciardi (Million Dollar Arm) and Gordon Gray (Invincible), producers; Antonio Pinto (The Host), composer; Adam Arkapaw (Snowtown) and Terry Stacey (50/50), cinematographers; David Coulson (North Country), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Jim White (Costner), a struggling coach and teacher, arrives in McFarland, California – one of the poorest cities in America – where he discovers unfulfilled potential in several high school boys, and decides to train them to become championship runners…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
McFarland tells the incredible true story of a coach who brought out the very best of underachieving athletes, and turned them into championship competitors that the world wouldn’t have expected otherwise.