Sunday, September 29, 2013


Undefeated tells the story of the Manassas Tigers, a high school football team in a highly impoverished area of Memphis who has never inhaled a whiff of success on the playing field and whose prospects aren't much better off of it. Filmmakers Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, who won a Best Documentary Oscar for their work, follow dedicated and overextended team coach Bill Courtney as he turns the team around by taking a vested interest in his players. Undefeated is an inspiring story above all other things but, like many first person documentaries, there is some playing to the camera which must be taken with a grain of salt.