This exciting documentary about the 1966 Michigan State Football team is told through the eyes of Bob Apisa. Men of Sparta is the story of the team that not only changed the game of college football, but helped a nation heal its race wounds and move forward toward equal rights for all. By bravely breaking away from outdated and discriminating traditions that were holdovers from the day of southern slavery, Duffy Daugherty’s Michigan State University football team battles to achieve historical greatness: Back-to-back undefeated seasons and two national football championships. At the climax of this two-year domination, the Spartans collide with Notre Dame in an epic battle that earns the title “The Game of the Century.”
Originally shown at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival, this will be the second showing of the film worldwide. VIP tickets are available that include an opportunity to meet Spartan football players including Bob Apisa, All-American full back. The VIP Reception starts at 1:30 pm. Doors open for the general public at 2:15 pm.
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