Los Angeles Premiere!
The factories and farms of Medora have closed, the rural community population has dwindled, and the high school faces consolidation. This film captures the Medora Hornets’ stories on and off the court as they seek to avoid another winless season. A 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. Stanley Tucci, Executive Producer along with Steve Buscemi, says, "This film is vital. It shows how America has cannibalized itself." And although it is a raw and personal look at young people dealing with difficult situations, there are wonderful moments of humor and uplift sewn in. (2013, Dirs. A. Cohn, D. Rothbart, 100 min.)
Post-screening Q&A with directors Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, and film subjects Zack Fish and Dylan McSoley. Also during the cash bar reception, sign up to compete in an exciting tournament of the new iam8bit video game, Medora. The action will be projected onto a giant movie screen in the Hammer Courtyard. We’ll play about 15 rounds, so don’t miss out on the fun!
Trailer for Medora
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