7th Annual Movie & Wine Night

February 20, 2016

Featuring “McFarland USA”

Ready for an inspirational evening?

The Modesto Marathon Movie & Wine Night, sponsored by Hillock Family Dental, is thrilled to present Disney’s McFarland USA at the State Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 20. And we’re even more excited to announce our special guests will include Coach Jim White, whose life is portrayed in the movie by Kevin Costner, along with runners Johnny Samaniego and Thomas Valles.

The film is based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a mainly Latino high school in McFarland, Calif., and its lofty quest to win a state championship.

Coach White, Samaniego and Valles will be available before the film, and will answer audience questions afterward.

The evening will feature food by Fuzio Universal Bistro, Papa John’s Pizza and Deli Delicious, wine and bubbly by E.&J. Gallo Winery and Barefoot Winery, and other great treats.

There will be silent auctions and drawings too good to pass up.

Tickets are $25 ($10 under 21) in advance, $30 at the door, and available at the State Box Office, 1307 J St., (209) 527-4697, or online at the link below.

Proceeds from Movie & Wine Night benefit the Teens Run Modesto program in which area youth, many of whom are considered at risk, are trained to run the full marathon, thereby learning valuable life skills such as perseverance, dedication and a good work ethic.