Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Review: Against The Tide

Showtime Network's newest documentary details the start of integration of College Football.Against the Tide mixes documentary film clips with interviews and commentary to tell the story of the 1970 Alabama-Southern Cal as a landmark in the history of integration. The film features recollections from former Alabama players Joe Namath, John Hannah, Scott Hunter, and John Mitchell, former Southern Cal players J.K. McKay (son of Coach John McKay), Charles Young, and Sam Cunningham, and others, including, for perspective, former New York Times editor and Alabama native Howell Raines. The result is a rare combination of great sports commentary and relevant socio-political history.
Against the Tide is more than relevant today as the poignant documentary address issues of racism and classism that many face today. Regardless of one's stance on today's heated socio-political society, this film is a must see. It hearkens to the old adage, "There is nothing new under the sun." Against The Tide is available now on Showtime On Demand and Streaming Via The Showtime App.