The Premiere of From the Rough

From The Rough

Class salutatorian Mike Critelli worked his way up the corporate ladder to become the CEO and Chairman of Pitney-Bowes. From there he took a sharp turn into the movie production business to create From the Rough, a sports drama film based upon the true story of Dr. Catana Starks, the first woman of color to coach a men's golf team at a major college, a challenge made even more difficult because she did so at a historically black college which had never previously fielded a golf team! She eventually developed the Tennessee State team into a feared national powerhouse.

The film was written by Mike's son, also named Mike, and starred several prominent actors including Oscar nominee Taraji Henson, Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan, and Tom Felton, who had previously achieved international prominence as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.

Mike, in co-operation with classmate Tony Mangione, arranged for a Rochester premiere in April of 2014. Many Class of 1966 classmates were in attendance, as seen in the pictures on the linked page.

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