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THE ROCK? Nic Cage? Reese Witherspoon? We'll take waves, layups and touchdowns over Hollywood schlock every time. If you're with us, check out these sports documentaries.
Select screenings Feb. 10 to March 13
PREVIEW: At the first-ever national surfing championship in Papua New Guinea, four competitors' quests for greatness unite and divide the host village of Vanimo.
On DVD Feb. 14
PREVIEW: Four high school students from Senegal receive full scholarships to play basketball at U.S. prep schools, but the cultural and athletic challenges they encounter threaten their dreams of moving on to the NCAA.
In theaters Feb. 17
PREVIEW: During the 2009 football season, coach Bill Courtney tries to lead the underfunded inner-city Manassas Tigers to their first playoff game while putting many of the players on a path out of impoverished Memphis.
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