The Rivals – 11/16/10 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
This is a documentary film about competing social classes, sports and ambitious kids from opposite sides of the track. It’s a film about injuries, victories and opportunities and measuring up to the status quo. It just happens to be about high school football and it just happens to be set in Maine. It is the tale of two communities, one white collar and one blue, united by a common dream: winning the State Championship. The physical conflict takes place on the playing field, but the real story is how these two communities see themselves and what they teach their kids about the game of life, the pride of place, the passion of tradition and the careful balance between success and respect.