LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - After years of interviewing, shooting, producing, and writing, Matt Skinner's documentary Outlaw premiered in Lufkin Friday night.
Skinner followed Coach John Outlaw around during the 2007-2008 season, intending to make a documentary, but wasn't able to make it due to financial issues.
After Outlaw's death, Skinner decided to make a movie following his legendary coaching career. He begin this project in 2012.
Several in the community came out to the Cinemark in Lufkin in their Panther gear to see the movie Friday night. After a ten year journey, Skinner was anxious but excited for Lufkin to see his work.
"These are the true fans right here, this is it," Skinner said. "The Outlaw fan base doesn't get any more pure than this. I'm just so honored that this is a sellout and I'm just so honored people would come. My hope is that when they walk out of here, they're happy they came."
"He did better than a good job," said Coach Outlaw's brother Steve Outlaw. "At first, I was scared to death to see it and then when I saw how much love he put into it. It's all good. It's very emotional, but brother was emotional, and people will love."
The movie will also play at the Cinemark Lufkin on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $5.