High School Basketball in Kentucky,
a Tale of Enduring Passionate Tradition
High school basketball in Kentucky touches everyone and everything in the bluegrass state. A player’s future, a school’s reputation, a town’s self-image can all depend on a game.
This documentary looks at a fascinating cross-section of people, hopes and dreams, focusing on one unforgettable season, 1999, in which the meaning of basketball for Kentuckians is brought vividly to life. By following two teams ‑ one urban and one rural ‑ Atkinson examines their obvious differences, as well as their touching similarities, and reveals much about the state of Kentucky.