Chattanooga Now Fathom events include opera, musical and documentary on legendary football coach

Chattanooga Now Fathom events include opera, musical and documentary on legendary football coach

January 5th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden is the subject of a new documentary, "The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family and Football," which has its world-premiere broadcast Sunday, Jan. 8.


The latest round of Fathom events on the big screen includes an opera, a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and a documentary on a football coaching legend.

Participating theaters are Hamilton Place 8, 2000 Hamilton Place Blvd.; and East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace. Ticket prices vary. Visit for more information.


* The Met: Live in HD presents Verdi's "Nabucco": 12:55 p.m. at East Ridge 18 and Hamilton Place 8.

Plácido Domingo adds a new role to his Met repertory as the title character in this drama about ancient Babylon. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco's willful daughter.

The live broadcast, presented in Italian with English subtitles, runs a little more than three hours and includes a behind-the-scenes look at staging an opera with the cast, crew and production teams during intermission.


* "Carousel": 2 p.m. East Ridge 18 (encore at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11).

Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones star in this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic set in a seaside village. After tragedy strikes, Billy Bigelow (MacRae), a smooth-talking carny man, makes his way to heaven, then back to his wife (Jones) and daughter for one day of love, solace and redemption.

The screening includes an exclusive interview with Jones and the president of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ted Chapin.

Run time is about two hours and 20 minutes.

* "The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family and Football": 6 p.m. at East Ridge 18 and Hamilton Place 8.

From the producers who created ESPN Films' "The Book of Manning," "The Bowden Dynasty" explores the life and career of Bobby Bowden, the coach whose assistants and players forged one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports.

From 1987 to 2000, the once laughable Florida State Seminoles thrilled fans with 14 consecutive seasons of 10 or more wins. Beginning with a come-from-behind victory in the 1988 Fiesta Bowl, Bowden's teams began a flirtation with perfection. In seven of those seasons, they lost only one game. More often than not, the quest for a perfect season came down to one play where mere inches or seconds determined the outcome.

This live broadcast from the world premiere in St. Petersburg, Fla., includes coverage of red-carpet arrivals and a special introduction from Bowden and his family. Following the documentary, there will be an exclusive Q&A with the coach and other special guests.

Run time is about two and a half hours.


* "One Piece Film: Gold": 7:30 p.m. at East Ridge 18 (visit piecegold for times for encore presentations).

The latest in this Japanese animated fantasy action adventure series finds the Straw Hat pirates off on a new adventure. The glittering Gran Tesoro, a city of entertainment beyond the laws of the government, is a sanctuary for the world's most infamous pirates, Marines and millionaires. Drawn by dreams of hitting the jackpot, Captain Luffy and his crew sail straight for the gold. But behind the gilded curtains lies a powerful king whose deep pockets and deeper ambitions spell disaster for the Straw Hats and the New World alike.

Run time is about two hours.