Leonard George and the Tigers (2021)

Date

Feb 08 2022

Location

Tampa Theatre
711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

1h 8m / Not Rated / Documentary

In the fall of 1968, teenage running back Leonard George led his high school football team to the state championship in Florida, winning the hearts of a community and becoming the first Black football player signed by the University of Florida. Three decades later, without warning, Leonard disappeared. Now, 50 years since that state championship triumph, his teammates search for their lost friend, reflecting on his life and the bonds of brotherhood that have carried them through the years.

Join Tampa Theatre and Jesuit High School for a special screening of the new documentary, Leonard George and the Tigers. The film examines the extraordinary story of the young man who led his team to Hillsborough County’s first football state championship, who became the first Black football player at the University of Florida, and who still inspires young players today.

Following the screening, stick around for a film talk and audience Q&A with the film’s director, Drew Marquardt; Jesuit High School’s Director of Development, Nick Suszynski; and Leonard George himself.

This film is presented in partnership with Jesuit High School.


Organizer

Tampa Theatre
Phone
813-274-8981
Email
gargoyles@tampatheatre.org
Website
https://tampatheatre.org/

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