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co-presented with Community Cinema
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.
Andrew Cohn (Director/Editor/Producer) is a screenwriter and documentary filmmaker originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the creator and producer of the off-Broadway play FOUND: People Find Stuff. Now It’s a Show. In 2009, he directed the documentary-short Dynamic Tom which was featured on McSweeney's Wholphin No. 12 DVD of short films. He has directed material for Comedy Central, Fuse and most recently, ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series.
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Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm
DCTV was happy to be selected by Community Cinema as a Producing Partner a second time for this 2013-2014 season, and looks forward to screening more incredible previews of films from PBS’s Independent Lens.
Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens and other PBS presentations. Community Cinema is on location in more than 95 cities nationally, bringing together leading organizations, community members, and public television stations to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time.
DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art. All events are open to the public, and serve super cheap drinks, alcoholic & non!
DCTV is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature, and supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by Bloomberg Philanthropies. DCTV PRESENTS is also supported by New York City Council Member Margaret Chin’s Office.