Watch PUSH: Madison versus Madison this weekend on ESPN Classic. Airing Saturday and Sunday at 7pm and Monday at 2 am.

Watch PUSH: Madison versus Madison this weekend on ESPN Classic. Airing Saturday and Sunday at 7pm and Monday at 2 am.

laurelsMadison Park Vocational, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Madison Park Cardinals are a dysfunctional but talented high school hoops team sprung up from the Boston streets and playgrounds. Graced with a handful of sharp shooters and savvy ball-handlers, they also struggle, both on and off the court. For the players on the team basketball is oftentimes their escape, their crutch, and their way forward. The documentary film is as much about the challenges facing inner-city youth and the public school system, as it is about a school’s passion for basketball and a coach’s devotion to his players.

In the center of this kettle of hope and chaos is Coach Dennis Wilson. A former semi-professional player, philosophizing history teacher and disciplinarian, Coach Wilson chants, harasses and cajoles his charges onto the court and in his classroom as a way to instill lessons that go beyond winning and losing. In the midst of a potentially historic season, life for the MP Cardinals, players, coaches, family and friends proves to be anything but ordinary. As players struggle to stay in school and on the team, a slew of obstacles opposes them, from poverty to academics, from neighborhood rivalries to city-wide tragedies, they put to trial the team’s season motto: “The only team that can beat Madison is Madison”. But is Coach Wilson the Madison Park solution or is he just getting sucked into the problem? As the team plays out the regular season and heads into state tournament showdowns, MP pride will be sorely tested.

PUSH Madison V Madison Trailer from Rudy Hypolite onKreateabuzzfilms and Vimeo

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 3 am (for insomniacs!) and
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th at 5:30 pm.


 

 

 

10 Responses

  1. Ethan Miller

    Where can i purchase this film?

    September 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    • admin
      admin

      Hello Ethan,
      Sorry about the delayed response per you inquiry about purchasing a copy of PUSH Madison documentary film. Unfortunately, the film will not make it’s way to DVD until 2013. In the meantime, it is playing 8 times this coming weekend, November 9, 10 and 11th on ESPN Classic. Here’s a link to our website with ESPN Classics listings: http://www.pushmadison.com

      We would love to get your feedback on the film after you’ve viewed it. Thanks for reaching out.
      All the best,
      Rudy
      Producer / Director “PUSH: Madison versus Madison”
      http://www.pushmadison.com

      November 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  2. Tara

    Is there any way that I can get a copy of this film on DVD? I am currently a teacher in an inner city alternative school and would love to play this for my students before our sports seasons begin in December.

    September 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    • admin
      admin

      Hello Tara,
      Sorry about the delayed response. You had previously inquired about purchasing a copy of PUSH Madison documentary film. Unfortunately, the film will not make it’s way to DVD until 2013. In the meantime, it is being broadcast 8 times this coming weekend, November 9, 10 and 11th on ESPN Classic. Here’s a link to our website with ESPN Classics listings: http://www.pushmadison.com

      If you would like to screen the film for your students and possibly have the main character Coach Wilson present for a Q&A, you can contact our marketing director Roger to make arrangements. His telephone contact is: 617.791.4524 or you can email us at: kreateabuzzfilms@gmail.com

      If you get an opportunity to view the full doc on ESPN Classic this coming weekend, we would love to get your feedback on the film after you’ve viewed it. Thanks for reaching out and please spread the word.
      All the best,
      Rudy
      Producer / Director “PUSH: Madison versus Madison”
      http://www.pushmadison.com

      November 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

  3. Simmy

    when will push be avail. on Cable again

    November 17, 2012 at 12:28 am

    • admin
      admin

      Hi there,

      Push Madison made the Indiewire top 10 “Videos on Demand” list for December: http://bit.ly/VEtyn8
      You can watch on Comcast, Verizon and many other networks/devices. Click the link above for more information. You can also watch on ESPN Classic this month. If you’re an insomniac: watch Sunday, December 9th at 3am. The second broadcast date is Saturday, December 15th at 5:30pm.
      Thank you for your support!
      Best,
      Push team

      December 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    • admin
      admin

      Hello Simmy,
      PUSH Madison documentary will be broadcast on Sunday, December 16th at 4:30pm and also later this month on Saturday, December 29th at 4:30pm. Hope you get a chance to catch it on ESPN Classic.
      Kreateabuzz Team

      December 16, 2012 at 4:18 am

  4. Jack Kelsheimer

    It was a great movie. Is it out on Itunes ?

    December 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    • admin
      admin

      Thank you Jack. PUSH Madison film is not available on iTunes, but is available on Amazon, Google Play, X-box, Walmart and Vudu. Here’s a link to our website with buying the film online information: http://pushmadison.com/?page_id=1146
      Appreciate your spreading the word. -Rudy

      January 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

  5. Melvin Conrad

    What a great film/doc.! After Hoosiers, & Hoop Dreams, this should be requied viewing!
    America Reframed was gracious enough to air this again (on 4/28/13), and it still crackles. Coach Wilson is one of I’m sure many unsung heroes who teach, preach, and inspire. Let’s hope this one gets out to the mainstream on DVD. Many lessons learned by coach and student – not to be missed!! Thank you!

    April 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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