It was another glorious day celebrating the power of storytelling at Tribeca Festival.
Downtown at The Crown, Supper Suite hosted a phenomenal rooftop reception before the “12 Mighty Orphans” screening in Brooklyn.
Guests gathered to take in the stunning view as they sipped delights from GREY GOOSE Essences, PAC Protocol, Peroni Beer, and Billionaires Row Champagne.
“12 Mighty Orphans” tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty’s secret: that he himself was an orphan.
Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn’t beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.