Film On 1976 Eastwood Championship Basketball Team Debuting On Friday

Movie Brings To Life One Of The Biggest Accomplishments In El Paso Sports History

POSTED: 06:44 PM MST Feb 26, 2013    UPDATED: 09:37 AM MDT Aug 20, 2013 
EL PASO, Texas -

In 1976, the Eastwood High School Boys Basketball team from El Paso, Texas, made history by winning the state championship, a feat that has not been accomplished by an El Paso team since. And, after all of the hype, the movie on the milestone in El Paso sports history is debuting this Friday. As explained on the movie's website (, the film goes "in-depth with Director Charlie Minn, as this documentary revisits the historic season, featuring interviews from players, coaches, and other community members, including UTEP Head Basketball Coach Tim Floyd, US Army Major General Dana Pittard, Mary Haskins, wife of the late Hall of Fame basketball coach Don Haskins, and others."

MARCH 1 - PREMIERE CINEMAS @ BASSETT PLACE, El PASO, TX 10:30a - 12:45p - 3:00p - 5:15p - 7:30p - 9:45p
Tickets on sale for March 1st Showings!!!

Some of the borderland names you may recognize who've been instrumental in this project include:

Director - Charlie Minn (el Paso/Las Cruces-area film-maker)
Editor - Donnie Laffoday (KVIA ABC-7 photographer/editor/sound technician)
Jim Bowden - Executive Producer (UTEP "Miners Legend" Announcer)
Steve Yellen - Producer ( El Paso Community Organizer / UTEP Supporter)
DIRECTOR | Charlie Minn CINEMATOGRAPHY | Donnie Laffoday EDITOR | Yota Matsuo MUSIC | Kyle Hildenbrand EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | Jim Bowden PRODUCER | Steve Yellen PRODUCER | Charlie Minn