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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 : 12:05 p.m.

Ann Arbor natives to premiere documentary at SXSW

By Jenn McKee

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Davy Rothbart is one of three Ann Arbor natives involved in making "Medora," a film that will premiere at South By Southwest.

Three Ann Arbor natives who have made a documentary will premiere their film at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas this March.

Andrew Cohn, Rachel Dengiz and Davy Rothbart (of Found magazine and "My Heart is an Idiot" fame) will introduce their film "Medora" to audiences. The description of the film, on "Medora"'s Facebook page reads: "In America's basketball heartland, four boys from rural Medora, Indiana fight to end their high school's two-year losing streak, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction."

Rothbart and Cohn directed the film, and Dengiz produced it. (Dengiz is also involved with another film that will premiere at SXSW, called "The Punk Singer.") Check out the preview the filmmaking team put together for a Kickstarter fundraising campaign.


Mike D.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013 : 8:54 p.m.

Congrats Rachel! Who would have imagined 20 years ago when we were both still in Ann Arbor that you'd be debuting not one but two films at SXSW?!