Community Cinema, a free monthly screening series engaging communities through films produced by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), features monthly screenings followed by panel discussions with leading organizations, local communities and special guest speakers. The program is designed to help people learn about and get involved in the social issues raised in the documentaries.
LocationWilliam F. Laman Public Library
2801 Orange Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 6:30 pm
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free screening of "Medora" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library's auditorium.
"Medora" follows the down-but-not-out Medora (Indiana) Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of a 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, the documentary 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. While the film follows this particular team in this particular place, ultimately "Medora" is a film about America and the thousands of small towns across the country facing the same fight.
The screening will be held in the auditorium of William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock. A panel discussion, led by representatives of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will follow the film. Additional information is available by calling AETN at 800-662-2386 or visiting aetn.org/communitycinema.