Thursday, April 14, 2011

TODAY: NFL stars at Sarasota Film Festival's 'Through the Tunnel' screening

Lincoln Trojans alums gather by “the tunnel” in Lincoln Park in Palmetto. From left, Henry Jones, Henry Lawrence, Chip Nelson, coach Eddie Shannon, Willie Jones and Robert N. Hamilton

NFL standouts will add more star power to Thursday night’s Manatee County-made “Through the Tunnel” screening at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Following a reception and screening of the documentary at the Sarasota Opera House, Michael Clayton and Michael Coe, of the New York Giants; Rod Harper, of the Philadelphia Eagles; and Dexter McCluster, of the Kansas City Chiefs, will join former Oakland Raider and Lincoln standout Henry Lawrence in the post-screening discussion.  Sean Smalls, of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts, will also be in attendance.

“Through the Tunnel” focuses on the former all-black Lincoln Memorial High School in Palmetto and how its first-rate football team played a crucial role in the integration of the Manatee County public school system.

Read my recent  "Through the Tunnel" story "Sarasota Film Fest spotlights Manatee movie."

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Easterwood said...

Looking for information on Willie Jones, I had a coach by the name of Willie Jones in K.C.

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