THE HOME TEAM SPORTS SERIES
Tickets: $7.50 ($5.50 for TWO tickets for RFC members — members, call 318.459.4122 to receive buy one, get one free special)
These athletes have traveled the world with their sport but always call Shreveport-Bossier home. This month, they’ve selected their favorite sports movies to screen for you. Join us each week for a great movie and a Q&A with our local sports star guests. And because no sports event is complete without a sportscaster, former and current sports journalists Darrell Rebouche and Tim Fletcher will serve as emcees throughout the month.
The Home Team is presented by R. Shane Barton, M.D., with The Orthopaedic Clinic.
5:30 p.m. August 3
MAJOR LEAGUE with Todd Walker
Todd Walker began his career as an Airline Viking baseball player, went on to become a College World Series champ at LSU, and ultimately landed a spot in the MLB, notably with the Red Sox and Cubs. The former major leaguer is screening the ultimate baseball comedy, Major League. Comedy/Sports, 1989, 107 min., R.
5:30 p.m. August 11
RACE with Hollis Conway
Hollis Conway high jumped his way to two Olympic medals in Seoul (1988) and Barcelona (1992). He’s bringing his Olympic medals to RFC for his screening of Race, the story of Jesse Owens' historic road to the 1936 Olympics. Drama/Sports, 2016, 134 min., PG-13.
5:30 p.m. August 18
THE LONGEST YARD with Jacob Hester
Our second LSU Tiger of the month, Jacob Hester cut his cleats at Evangel Christian Academy before helping the Tigers win the National Championship and being drafted by the San Diego Chargers. Hester is going old school with the Burt Reynolds prison football classic The Longest Yard. Comedy/Sports, 1974, 121 min., R.
5:30 p.m. August 25
WHEN WE WERE KINGS with Tim Dement
Tim Dement boxed in the 1972 Munich Olympics when he was just 17. He’s got stories to tell about one of the most memorable Olympics in history, plus the time none other than Muhammad Ali called his fight. Dement is paying homage to The Greatest with the documentary about Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle with George Foreman. Documentary/Sports, 1997, 88, PG.