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Something to Cheer About

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

Despite a last-reel schmaltz attack, this sports doc presents its blockbuster-baiting material—the 1955 Indiana state basketball championship win by an all-black team from Crispus Attucks High School—with unfussy immediacy and dignity. What makes Something to Cheer About rise above its clichd assembly of interviews with surviving team members (including hoops legend Oscar Robertson) is its sobering reminder, via home-movie footage and firsthand accounts, that segregation remains for many a recent, still-painful memory, not some barely remembered passage from a history book. (Opens Fri; Quad.) — Mark Holcomb

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