(MGM)
Starring: Forest
Whitaker, Denzel Washington
Based on the true story of professor Melvin Tolson (Washington), who, in the 1930s, led his debate team from a small African American school in the South to compete against Harvard. At a time when racism and segregation tried to hold them back, these students found hope and encouraged others with their inspirational words. This powerful tearjerker is likely to garner attention during awards season.

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