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The rivalry between Moeller and Princeton High Schools' is the subject of a new documentary, 'King of the Block.'
Cincinnatians are notorious for discussing which high school they attended, but the answer can be especially interesting between two schools in particular: Moeller and Princeton. Their football teams enjoy a voracious rivalry, so much so that it’s the topic in an upcoming documentary produced by Cincinnati area locals.
King of the Block
is the new film debuting at Mariemont Theatre Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
According to the film’s synopsis on EventBrite
: “Two friends at opposite ends of one of this country's most historic high school football rivalries - Cincinnati Princeton vs. Cincinnati Moeller - are reunited after decades apart. Their bond stands the test of time, forged by something more than the rivalry.”
The film chronicles the two schools’ 50-plus-year rivalry, using Princeton's Arnold Franklin and Moeller's Cliff "CA" Brooks as the emotional center, including interviews with notable Cincinnati natives such as Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, ESPN's college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit, former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and former ballplayer and manager Pete Rose, who recently stirred controversy after he dismissed allegations of statutory rape charges
by saying to a Philadelphia Inquirer
reporter at a Phillies event, "It was 55 years ago, babe.”
The film is directed by Joddy Eric Matthews, known for his films #50Fathers
King of the Block
was produced by Cincinnatian Branson Wright, who is co-producer of ESPN's Believeland
and producer of HBO's Women Of Troy
Currently, the showing of King of the Block
at Mariemont Theatre is sold out.
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