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Wed December 11, 2013
Ann Arbor filmmakers document a struggling high school basketball team
It began with a New York Times feature story about a struggling boys' high school basketball team in a tiny town in southern Indiana.
The story of the 0-22 Medora Hornets so gripped a pair of Ann Arbor filmmakers that they picked up and moved to struggling, hardscrabble Medora, Indiana for a full year to follow the team as it fought for just one win.
In doing so, Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn discovered layers and layers of compelling stories, which they have packed into a powerful documentary.
"Medora," which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, is now being screened all around Michigan.
There will be a live screening tomorrow night in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater. Additional screenings will be held in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (see listings here).
Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn joined us today (listen to the interview above).
Watch a trailer for the film below, and here's a link to their website.
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