Independent Lens "Medora"

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:00pm

Pictured: Robby Armstrong, Chaz Cowles, Rusty Rogers, Corey Hansen, Dylan McSoley and Zack Fish

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? Medora follows the down-but-not out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing their stories both on and off the court. Riding a brutal losing streak when the film begins, the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resemblance to the town’s fight for survival. An in-depth, deeply personal look at small town life, Medora is also a thrilling, underdog basketball story and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them. Directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, Medora premieres on Independent Lens, hosted by Stanley Tucci, on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.