Another chance to catch a really good Native/basketball movie

An audience of about 100 (including at least a few Phoenix women’s basketball players) turned out at the Christie Theatre Monday night for this week’s first showing of the 2003 made-for-Showtime film Edge of America. It’s an enjoyable watch, with the dynamics of a black coach from Houston traveling to a remote Utah reservation to teach English and coach the underachieving girls basketball team to the state finals. Cast member and actress-in-residence DeLanna Studi led discussion after Monday’s showing. She’ll do the same this Wednesday (March 6) at 7 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum for a free showing as part of the Green Bay Film Society series, co-hosted by Prof. David Coury of Humanistic Studies. See a trailer for the film.