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Shoreline Village Ct presents "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29"

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 45 N Main St Branford CT 06405  See map

Come see the award winning documentary film, enjoy refreshments and drinks, relive 1968, meet new friends, and learn about the Shoreline Village CT.  The Shoreline Village CT is a non-profit organization seeking to make it easier for seniors who live along the shoreline to stay in their own homes.  More information is on our website www.shorelinevillagect.org. Any questions please feel free to call 203 214 6361 and speak to Sue Wharfe Executive Director of Shoreline Village CT.


Review of "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29" from salon.com


"An incredible true story that unfolds like a ripping good yarn... With an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending (Andrew O Hehir, Salon.com), Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is filmmaker Kevin Rafferty s (The Atomic Cafe) acclaimed documentary depicting one of the most legendary games in the history of sports. Harvard Stadium November 23, 1968. With Vietnam raging, Nixon in the White House, and issues from civil rights to women's lib dividing the country, Harvard and Yale, both teams undefeated for the first time since 1909, meet for the annual climax of the Ivy League football season. On the blue-blooded Yale campus, gridiron fever has made local celebrities out of a Yale team led by quarterback Brian Dowling, who hadn’t lost a game that he finished since the 7th grade, and who was the role model for Doonesbury s B.D. As civil unrest scarred Harvard, a melting pot team of working class players, antiwar activists, and a decorated Vietnam vet set aside their differences for the Big Game. Together, Yale and Harvard stage an unforgettable football contest that baffled even their own coaches. Using vintage game footage and bracingly honest contemporary interviews with the players from both sides, including Harvard lineman and future Oscar® winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men), Rafferty crafts an alternately suspenseful, hilarious, and poignant portrait of American lives, American sports, and American ideals both tested on the playing field and transformed by turbulent times."

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