Directed and written by Marc Levin ’73, produced by Ben Selkow ’96, PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON is the gripping account of the 2010-11 boys’ basketball season at St. Patrick High School, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Elizabeth, NJ. This feature-length documentary chronicles the extra ordinary effort of coach Kevin Boyle, his players, and their families, whose journey ends in a winner-take-all showdown for the mythical national championship with archrival St. Anthony of Jersey City coached by legendary coach Bob Hurley. PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON follows the roller-coaster ride of a team on the brink of history, at a parochial school fighting to stay open, where the journey to the top of the polls is inspiring, but the future is filled with uncertainty. Among the players profiled in this film is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who plays for Kentucky (likely to be in the Final Four this weekend). Q&A with Levin and Selkow immediately following the screening.
Saturday, March 31. Center for Film Studies. 1pm. Free.