The Long Green Line
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The Long Green Line
As the dedicated runners of York Duke's 2005 Cross Country team attempt to claim their twenty-fifth state titles in fifty years, filmmaker Matthew Arnold marks the occasion by crafting this sincere portrait of beloved coach Joe Newton, whose tireless efforts in transforming boys into men has inspired generations of high school athletes. The Boys Cross Country team at York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois is the most winning high school team in any sport in the entire United States, a feat accomplished in no small part by the caring mentorship of the man who has been coaching that team for… More

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"This documentary, written and directed by Matthew Arnold, captures the vulnerability, naivete, and pretension of youth. He focuses on the student athletes and their irrepressible coach."
‑ Tony Macklin,
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