I was disappointed by the size the audience at one of the first showings of "The Great Debaters" last night at Celebration Cinema in Lansing, Michigan. Maybe a third of the seats were filled to see a movie about the roots of the fight for civil rights in this country.
The story is compelling and it sheds more light on a part of our culture that most white people don't want to talk about. I'm no expert on what makes a movie worthy of an Academy Award. But, in my opinion, this certainly deserves consideration.
I'm glad we went and I will certainly order on our new Netflix subscription which our son gave us for Christmas.
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