By Punch Correspondent Darryl Keeton
The movie “Crooked Arrows” (Directed by Steve Rash) made itâ€™s debut screening at the AMC Theatres in Georgetown this week with itâ€™s producer, Mitchell Peck on hand to talk about how the film came together.
â€œCrooked Arrowsâ€ falls smack into the middle of the feel good sports movie category, think â€œMighty Ducksâ€, â€œBend it Like Beckhamâ€, â€œHoosiersâ€, etc. The storyline is familiar, the outcome is predictable but you still canâ€™t help enjoying yourself along the way.
Brandon Routh plays the central character, Joe Logan who returns to his Native American reservation with a mission to modernize his homeland by introducing a casino development deal to the tribal council. But in order to get approval for the deal, Joe must first prove himself to the Tribal Chairman, his father Ben Logan (Gil Birmingham). Joe becomes the coach of a Native American Lacrosse team that competes against better-resourced and better-trained competitors in a prep school tournament. Can Joe get his young team to realize their full potential and take pride in a sport that was started by their ancestors? The â€œTwilightâ€ crowd will eat this up.
Hollywood generally does not start a trend, it hops on the back of one. With Lacrosse being the fastest growing team sport over the last decade, this movie or a movie like it, was bound to be made.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.