Special Presentations
FILMS THAT FALL OUTSIDE OTHER CATEGORIES YET MERIT THEIR OWN SCREENINGS
The Big Shootout: The Life and Times of 1969
USA, 2013, 112 min., Color & B/W

On December 6th, 1969, in the wintry landscape of Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Texas Longhorns and Arkansas Razorbacks met in the game of the century. “The Big Shoot Out,” as penned by Texas Coach Darrell Royal, was the brainstorm of television, foreshadowing t.v.’s heavy hand in major sporting events of years to come.

THE BIG SHOOTOUT: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 1969 provides a glimpse of one of the most fascinating yet tumultuous periods in America’s history. Interviews with TV icon Beano Cook, players, politicians, White House administrators, professor, protesters and coaches—yes, legendary Coach Darrell Royal appears and even fellow legend Arkansas’ Frank Broyles discusses the Shoot Out for the first time.

Screenings
Director
Mike Looney, George Francisco

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