State College, Pennsylvania, home to Penn State University, has long prided itself on its football program, lionizing its head coach, Joe Paterno. But when “Saint Joe” is caught up in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the once-harmonious community splinters. With impressive access to family members and community residents who are still reeling from the accusations, Amir Bar-Lev challenges viewers to question the truth they believe they know to seek out thornier, more complex answers about hero worship and the court of public opinion, and their impact on everyday people caught in their wake. Courtesy of A&E IndieFilms and Music Box Films.
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Producer: John Battsek, Ken Dornstein, Jonathan Koch, Steve Michaels
Cinematographer: Sean Kirby, Nelson Hume
Editor: Dan Swietlik, David Zieff, Brian Funck
Music: H. Scott Salinas
Running Time: 98