We Could Be King

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Press Contacts

Tribeca Film
Tammie Rosen, 212-941-2003, trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
Brandon Rohwer, 212-941-2038, brohwer@tribecafilm.com

Production Information

Release Date
Available On Demand and Other Digital Platforms August 12
Director
Judd Ehrlich
Producer(s)
Caitlin Mae Burke, Judd Ehrlich, Ruchi Mital
Cast
Ed Dunn, Dontae Angus, Robert Coleman, Kelly Cottle, Shariff Floyd, Brittany Gouche, Michelle Grace, Jon Gurevitch, Robert Henderson, Salvatore Henderson, Yvette Henderson, Kevin Reilly, William Wade, Joseph Walker, Alyn Waller, Jounieta Williams
Runtime
80 minutes

Synopsis

Against the backdrop of a city in upheaval, WE COULD BE KING follows a cast of unforgettable characters through an improbable football season.

Germantown and Martin Luther King High Schools were bitter rivals for over 40 years. This past year, a budget crisis caused Philadelphia to lay off over 4000 employees and close 24 schools, including Germantown High. Now Germantown must merge with their former rival, King. Against overwhelming odds, a 27-year old first time head coach and a new principal fight to inspire young men from difficult circumstances to come together and lift each other toward a better future.

Two-time Emmy® nominated director Judd Ehrlich uses an intimate, unflinching lens to tell a story much larger than the Martin Luther King Cougars. As the threat of more drastic budget cuts and the loss of funding for athletics looms large, WE COULD BE KING examines the crisis of education in urban America, and celebrates the power of sports to bring young people, neighborhoods, and a city together.

Film Stills

Coach Dunn - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Dontae Angus - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Coach Dunn and Dontae Angus - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Dante Angus - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Joseph Walker - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Michelle Grace - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Coach Dunn and Sal Henderson - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.

Principal Wade - We Could Be King distributed by Tribeca Film.