Friday, June 6, 2008

Basketball in the Barrio

Wednesday, June 11 in the Philanthropy Theatre

"Basketball in the Barrio: El Paso's History & Culture"

The world premiere of the documentary film "Basketball in the Barrio: El Paso's History & Culture" will be screened in the Philanthropy Theatre (entrance at the front of the Plaza Theatre). The one-hour documentary was produced over the course of five years by award winning filmmaker Doug Harris, a former college basketball All American and European professional player. Admission is $25.00; plus applicable service fees. Tickets are available at the Plaza Theatre Box Office, charge by phone at 915-544-8444, all TicketMaster outlets or online at Some of the documentary's familiar cast members include: UTEP coach Don Haskins, NCAA championship coach Nolan Richardson (Arkansas), El Paso championship boxing prizefighter Juan Lazcano, along with Jon Teicher, the radio/ television voice of Miner's Basketball. The film's producer/ director Doug Harris received the 2008 Beacon Award from the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC) for his popular film "BOUNCE: The Don Barksdale Story" that was televised on FOX Sport Net. Come join the filmmaker and many of the people featured in the documentary for a pre-film reception in the Oasis Lounge at 6:00PM. The screening begins at 7:00PM.

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El Paso Convention & Performing Arts Center
One Civic Center Plaza
El Paso, TX 79901

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