In 1956, Army veteran J.B. Peña and his wife moved to the small town of Del Rio, Texas, partly for a job as a school superintendent but mostly to fulfill Peña’s dream of joining the prestigious, all-white Del Rio Country Club.

So when Peña is rejected on the basis of his skin color, he is devastated. But his world soon collides with a group of young Latino golf caddies who work at the country club, and Peña is inspired by the handmade course the boys built in the country to  teach themselves golf.

With little experience and even fewer resources, Peña convinces the boys to start their own high school golf team, starting them all on a journey where they learn that it takes more than just golf skills to make history.

The story is told in the new move “The Long Game.” The film, which was shown at the White House on Tuesday, opens April 12.

Talking about ‘The Long Game’

Director and cast members from the new movie, “The Long Game,” talk about the importance of military service. Watch the video for details.

Lupe Felan, a 30-year Marine Corps veteran, is one of the subjects in the new movie, “The Long Game.” He took the time to talk to Stars and Stripes about his military service. Watch the video for details.

(Mucho Mas Media)

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