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McFarland, USA Press Conference

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I'm excited to announce that early next month I'll be participating in the ‘McFarland, USA' press conference in Hollywood, California. I had the opportunity to screen ‘McFarland, USA' earlier this week and, I'll be honest, I loved everything about the movie!

McFarland, USA

I won't give away too much about the movie yet, you'll have to wait for my review for that, but Disney knocked it out of the ballpark with this movie all about the power of family relationships, the unwavering commitment a community can have to one another, and the runner's incredible work ethic. ‘McFarland, USA' opens in theaters February 20th, 2015.

McFarland, USA Press Conference

‘McFarland, USA' is the latest Disney film based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

The participating talent we'll be interviewing at the press conference will include:

  • Kevin Costner (“Jim White”)
  • Director Niki Caro
  • Carlos Pratts (“Thomas Valles”)
  • Hector Duran (“Johnny Sameniego)
  • Sergio Avelar (“Victor Puentes”
  • Johnny Ortiz (“Jose Cardenas)
  • Rafael Martinez (“David Diaz)
  • Rodrigo Ramirez (“Danny Diaz”)
  • Michael Aguero (“Damacio Diaz”)

and the real-life inspiration behind the story,

  • Jim White
  • David Diaz
  • Danny Diaz
  • Damacio Diaz

Stay tuned for all the interviews and photos from the press conference as we take a behind the scenes look at ‘McFarland, USA.'

About McFarland, USA

Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

Check out the official McFarland, USA trailer below! McFarland, USA opens in theaters February 20th, 2015.

McFarland USA

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