- Official Website
- Human Interest, Social Issues, Politics, Sports, and Contemporary Issues
Medora follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing the players’ stories both on and off the court. The Hornets were riding a brutal losing streak when we arrived, and the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resonances with the town’s fight for survival.
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 the brutal odds stacked against them. On a grander scale, it’s a film about America, and the thousands of small towns across the country facing the same fight. As one towns-person told us, “Once we lose these small towns, we can't get them back."
- Running time
- 82 minutes
- Vanessa Roworth ... Editor
- Directors ... Andrew Cohn & Davy Rothbart
- Prod. Co.
- Beachside Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Medora, Indiana USA
- Prod. Partners
- Olive Productions, Seven 34 Films
- Release year
- SXSW, Woodstock, Full Frame, Sarasota, Raindance
- 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting - Long Form
- PBS Independent Lens
- Broadcast (Prod.)
- Broadcast (Acq.)
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