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Director: Charles Stone III Run Time: 118 min. Format: 35mm Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2002

Starring:  Leonard Roberts ,  Orlando Jones,  Zoë Saldaña, Nick Cannon

What’s a football game without a DRUMLINE?

A 35mm presentation.

Let’s face it. Most college football teams are pretty bad. Games can still be fun though, and if there’s a killer marching band? Even better. This is Devon Miles’ (Nick Cannon) world, a Harlem street drummer who caught a full ride at Atlanta A&T University, a (made up) college whose pride and joy is its marching band. A cocky hotshot, Devon isn’t an immediate fit to the stiff, classically oriented program, and his aggressive quest to prove himself the best drummer in school ostracizes him from his bandmates. But as the football season marches on, Devon must mend bridges to save his corps in time for the BET Big Southern Classic — an epic televised showdown of the country’s best marching bands.

Part of Nitehawk’s February A FOOTBALL PROGRAM brunch series.