Documentarian Ian Phillips’ unreleased film, Coach Jake, will hit the silver screens of New York and Indiana this September.
The film tells the story of football coach Martin Jacobson, who has won numerous championships with the Martin Luther King Jr. High School team in New York City, since taking the job in the early ’90s. This isn’t your typical success story, however, as Jacobson is known for his checkered past of drug use and crime, as well as some allegedly controversial coaching tactics.
Football, controversy, future stars, high-school drama, drugs, crime, and glory; this doc is a must-watch. Upcoming screening dates below.
NYC: Urbanworld Film Festival sponsored by HBO – September 21st
Indiana: Heartland Film Festival – October 12st or 22nd
NYC: Yonkers Film Festival – November 3rd or 8th