“Medora” Screening Coming to San Francisco


On November 18th, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater will be screening Medora, the gripping basketball documentary that dazzled critics at SXSW. Directed by Davy Rothbart, founder and editor of FOUND Magazine, the film chronicles a high school basketball team from Medora, Indiana.

Watch the economically devastated community rally behind their long shot Medora Hornets in what Academy Award-winning director Leon Gast called “the best sports film I’ve seen since Hoop Dreams.” You can watch a trailer for Medora here and check out the screening at the Roxie Theater!

Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, Best American Poetry, New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017) and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, published by Sibling Rivalry. The recipient of a Levis Reading Prize and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. More from this author →