The New Hoosiers
Looking for hope in "Medora"
From the December, 2013 issue
"Zero!" the coach yells out with a tone of profound indignation. "Zero points in the fourth quarter! Zero! None! In eight minutes! Eight minutes! Eight minutes! Zero!"
New York Times that details the attempts of the southern Indiana town of Medora to keep hope alive in spite of their team's previous 0-22 season. Directors Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart embedded themselves in the town for several months and acquired hundreds of hours of footage that they edited down to 82 minutes of sheer drama that plays like a narrative feature. At one point, after a player gets kicked off the team, one of the filmmakers follows him as he lingers about town and eventually comes to rest on a playground swing and muses: "Getting on the ba..."/>