10 March 2013 5:20 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The small factory town is dead, and it's not coming back.  We can talk about the heartland with nostalgic fondness, but it's almost become meaningless since we know that these are the ghost towns of the 21st century.  Medora puts a human face not on an issue or a political argument but simply presents of a reality of impoverish people who could drown in despair, and decide to proudly fight for a win.  Any victory will do, and Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart's documentary celebrates perseverance without ever reducing the concept down to a motivational poster. In the small farming community of Medora, Indiana, the high school basketball team can't even come close to winning a game.  It's not their fault.  Other towns have consolidated their schools, and therefore have a larger talent pool.  The result is that it hurts to watch the Medora Hornets, a former championship team »

- Matt Goldberg

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