Regular readers of this space will recall a Game Plan column I wrote back in November about director Mary Mazzio’s film called Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon. Now’s your chance to see it, as it’s airing on BET on Super Bowl Sunday at noon as well as the following evening at 8.
It’s worth seeing, as it showcases possibility and the drive of students who might not otherwise get an opportunity to realize their own potential. They compete in a national business plan competition and the journey to get there is stirring. If you don’t believe me (and why wouldn’t you?), check out what others have said: “inspiring… should be compulsory viewing in high schools around the country” (Lael Lowenstein, Variety), “very well made” (Mike Hale, The New York Times), “important” (Marshall Fine, Huffington Post), “gripping” (Nancy Colasurdo, FoxBusiness.com), “balanced with a raw truth telling” (Daryle Lockhart, The Black Box Office), “uplifting” (Siobhan O’Connor, GOOD Magazine), and “simply marvelous” (Curt Schleier, Film Soundoff).