The Home Team

SXSW (2014)
Director: Joshua Seftel

THE HOME TEAM follows the biggest night of the year in tight-knit, all-American Murray, Kentucky – it’s the last home game of the season for the Murray State Racers. Murray is a town so small its entire population fits into its basketball stadium, fans bake cakes for the players’ birthdays and the head coach is engaged to the town’s middle school teacher. In a state where college basketball is religion and the Racers are the underdog, how do they keep winning? On the biggest night of the year, the team’s NBA-bound star player does something surprising that reveals the secret of Murray’s success.