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Last Day at Lambeau

An examination of sports fandom during Brett Favre's divorce from the Green Bay Packers.

Overview

Genre
Sports, Personal Doc, and Society
Synopsis

The pride of a town hinged on the demise of their greatest hero.

That was the dilemma facing fans of the Green Bay Packers in 2008. Their hero of 16 years, Hall-of-Fame quarterback Brett Favre, left the team in a very public divorce and sought his way to play for their arch-rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.

A whole generation of fans had grown up not knowing football (or life) without Favre -- and now they had to choose between their team or their hero.

"Last Day at Lambeau" is a reexamination of the sports fan psychology at the time of these events as well as a personal interrogation of the filmmaker's own fandom: "Why do I care so much about something I have no control over?"

Stage
finished
Running time
81 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
StoryFirst Media Group
Country
United States
Years of Production
2
Locations
Green Bay, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
Austin Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Minneapolis/St. Paul Film Festival
Awards
Best in Show, Green Bay Film Festival
Distribution
Broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television in 2016.
Broadcast (Acq.)
Wisconsin Public Television
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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