Get Out: ‘Wild Bill Donovan’
“Moneyball” was supposed to be the rare sports movie that could rake in the Oscars. While “The Artist” cleaned its clock, that doesn’t mean sports went unheralded at this year’s Academy Awards. Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s “Undefeated” follows Memphis businessman Bill Courtney as he dedicates his life to changing the fortunes of the Manassas Tigers, a luckless inner-city high school football team. The documentary drew the ire of some critics due to the racial message — Mr. Courtney is white, the Tigers are mostly black, and as with “The Help,” some people saw the movie as a story about a white Jesus — it’s nevertheless a fantastic film, and has the benefit of being, well, true.
Through Thursday at Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md.
The big hip-hop concert happening this weekend is Young Jeezy, who rose to prominence in the mid-2000s after having actually lived the low-rent gangster life he rapped about. Jeezy, whose distinctive rasp has launched a thousand parties, is sold out. But that’s no reason to despair, because Tyga’s here. The 22-year-old Compton native is less Jeezy, more Weezy, which is why he’s signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment, where he captured the hearts and minds of young (unsupervised) America with a sordid verse on 2009’s “BedRock.”
Monday at the Fillmore Silver Spring, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md.