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A Most Beautiful Thing (2020)

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Narrated by Common, this film chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in this country (made up of young men, many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago, coming together to row in the same boat).

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Mary Mazzio

Writers:

Robert Fitzgerald (story editor), Mary Mazzio | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Common ... Self - Narrator
Arshay Cooper Arshay Cooper ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Alpart Ken Alpart ... Self
David Banks David Banks ... Self
Michael Carroll Michael Carroll ... Self
Anita DeFrantz Anita DeFrantz ... Self
Arne Duncan Arne Duncan ... Self
Timothy Fitzpatrick Timothy Fitzpatrick ... Self
Preston Grandberry Preston Grandberry ... Self
Louis Green Louis Green ... Self
Malcolm Hawkins Malcolm Hawkins ... Self
Ray Hawkins Ray Hawkins
Terry Meeks Terry Meeks ... Self
Elliott Moore Elliott Moore ... Self
Craig Nash Craig Nash ... Self
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Narrated by Common, this film chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in this country (made up of young men, many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago, coming together to row in the same boat).

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4 September 2020 | by bmiller59See all my reviews

NBC TODAY show did a short special about this documentary this morning. The genesis of how this story came about and interviews with all involved took place and I was riveted to watching this piece.

Hats off to Kate Snow for the piece she put together. It's about High School kids 20 years ago involved in gangs in West side of Chicago who are the nations first black high school rowing team.

Fast forward to 2019 and them and the police of Chicago get together and train and race together.

It'll be out today Sep 4 on NBC's streaming app PEACOCK.

NOTE: I have no vested interest to write and publish this review except that this documentary looks powerful.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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A Most Beautiful Thing See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago,Illinois, USA

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50 Eggs Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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