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Lacrosse gets a movie: 'Crooked Arrows'

"Crooked Arrows" follows the progress of a fictional Native American high school lacrosse team and its new coach (played by Brandon Routh) on their unlikely journey to the state championship game. Opens May 18 in select cities and June 1 nationwide.

Lacrosse finally gets its first feature film when "Crooked Arrows" hits theaters in select cities on May 18 -- yes, Long Island is among the areas for first release -- then goes nationwide on June 1.

Here's the synopsis of the film, written by Todd Baird and Brad Riddell and directed by Steve Rash:

"A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan (played by Brandon Routh) is eager to modernize his reservation's casino by expanding on the land of his ancestors, but first he must prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman (Gil Birmingham). The Chairman will only grant Joe's request on the condition that he meets his challenge -- coaching the reservation's struggling high school lacrosse team, which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the Prep School league.

Joe reluctantly accepts, only to soon realize the challenge will require a leadership he had forfeited years ago as a star lacrosse player. Lost on how to reach his players, Joe finds that the answer lies deep in the traditional cultural heritage of the sport. Gaining the respect of his team, Joe helps them restore pride and return the game of lacrosse to their people."

Watch the trailer embedded above, and if you want to learn more, visit the movie's website at crookedarrowsmovie.com.

Find "Crooked Arrows" movie times for Long Island theaters.

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