T.J. Martin, a Western Washington University alumnus, will be on the Bellingham campus Thursday, March 1, for a screening of his Oscar-nominated documentary “Undefeated.”
The event is 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Mainstage. It is open to the public.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Get them by registering at the WWU Alumni Association website. A suggested donation of $5 to be applied toward Western student scholarships will be accepted at the door.
Martin will introduce his 114-minute film, talk about his experience at WWU, and answer questions from the audience.
“Undefeated” is about about an inner-city high school football’s team run for a playoff game — and respect.
It follows the Manassas Tigers’ 2009 football season – and the lives of the team’s inspirational coach and teens – as they attempt to win the first playoff game in the Memphis school’s 110-year history.
Martin, who is a Seattle native, was nominated, along with fellow filmmakers Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas, in the best documentary feature category.
The Academy Awards ceremony will be on Sunday, Feb. 26.
“Undefeated” is up against four other documentaries in its category.