Date: November 14, 2013
Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Details: 82 min, USA, 2013
Filmmaker(s): Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart
In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball, what happens to a community when their beloved team can no longer win a single game?
Years ago, Medora was a booming rural community with a thriving middle class. The factories and farms have since closed, the population has dwindled, and the school faces consolidation. MEDORA follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets, capturing the players’ stories on and off the court as they seek to avoid another winless season. MEDORA is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite brutal odds stacked against them.
Filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart will attend in person, in addition to a Medora Hornets basketball player.
Q&A will be moderated by Janice Page, Film Editor for the Boston Globe.
Andrew Cohn is a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker who is the creator and co-producer of the off-Broadway play FOUND: People Find Stuff. Now It’s a Show. He has directed material for Comedy Central, Fuse and has several projects currently in development.
Davy Rothbart is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine, a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life, and the author of My Heart is an Idiot, a book of personal essays, and The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of stories.
Janice Page, a former Los Angeles Times writer and editor, is currently film editor at The Boston Globe, where she also writes reviews and features. In her spare time she oversees the development and production of all books published by The Boston Globe, including the recently released New York Times bestseller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice,” by Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy. She is also a marathon runner, a diehard sports fan, and the editor of “Fenway Park: A Salute to the Coolest, Cruelest, Longest-Running Major League Baseball Park in America.”