Medora – A Village in Illinois and a (Local) Documentary


One of the few books that I have read this year was by .  Rothbart is the editor of and a contributor to (who interviewed Pittsburgh’s favorite neighbor, Mr. Rogers, for the show).  Last fall he started his book tour here in Pittsburgh, his publicist sent over some .  I picked up a copy of his book for my sister as a birthday gift.  She read the book and passed it back to me to read.

29 Palms Inn, August 2011

29 Palms Inn, August 2011

Many of the essays in the book are about places, and I enjoyed reading about Rothbart’s experiences, well really adventures in places like Buffalo, NY, Ann Arbor, MI, and .  Years ago, I had read an article about the 29 Palms Inn and when I helped a friend drive back to Pittsburgh 外汇交易入门 from San Diego last year – I insisted that we drive, sort of out of our way, just to see the 29 Palms Inn.  I enjoyed this book and Rothbart’s stories about people and places.  He was even kind enough to reply to my tweet asking for an update on one of the stories in the book.

Rothbart’s newest project is a documentary film, titled Medora, about the high school basketball team from Medora, Illinois.  According to Wikipedia, Medora has a population of 501 as of 2000 census.  I’m eager to see the film and learn more of the story about Medora, Illinois.

Medora will be screening in at the Hollywood Theater and in cities across the US during the month of November.  A complete list of screenings is available .

What other documentary films have you seen about a specific place?

  • (slamonline.com)
  • (cjr.org)
  • (temple-news.com)
  • (variety.com)
  • (hangtime.blogs.nba.com)
  • (spiritofthething.wordpress.com)
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