Mar. 27 | Community Cinema: Medora

Mar 13, 2014

FREE -- Thursday, Mar. 27, at 7 p.m. | See a short preview of the upcoming Independent Lens documentary and learn more from a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE

About 'Medora'

The new film from Independent Lens tells a story from Medora, Indiana -- a tiny town that was once bustling. Now, jobs are scarce, the poverty rate is high, and those who could, have left for greener pastures. The town is struggling to stay alive, and the one glimmer of hope resides in the high school and its basketball team. Like the town, the team is also struggling, trying to face down a string of losing seasons. Medora tells the story of a team and a small rural town whose fates are intertwined, both hoping for a win that will lift their spirits and give them a taste of former times.

Join the Discussion

The public is invited for a short preview of the film and discussion with Bath township treasurer Jeff Garrity and boys basketball coach Gabe Sowa. They'll share their thoughts on similarities and differences between how basketball can impact a struggling town as revealed in Medora, and in their mid-Michigan community.

Free with Reservation

This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE


WKAR Community Cinema takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 p.m.) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.

On the Air

Medora airs Monday, Mar. 31, 10 p.m. on WKAR-TV/PBS

Community Cinema is a national civic engagement initiative featuring free screenings of documentaries from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Hundreds have joined the discussion at WKAR screenings with community leaders.