Before the West Coast is a documentary film which chronicles the accomplishments and resilience of St. Augustine High School. The film celebrates the integration of New Orleans high school sports when an all black high school, St. Augustine, integrated Louisiana’s all white athletic association following a 1967 Federal Court order. From 1969-79 the team, led by head coach Otis Washington, battled biased calls and outright racism to become the number 1 ranked team in the state. The film utilizes archival footage and interviews with former players, coaches and community members.
Orpheum Theater, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM
To purchase tickets go to: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B00551B7C1C1C88
To view the trailer go to: https://youtube/sb2WAvlvHeY