Thursday (A documentary about the 2010 Vikings) edition: Wha' Happened?

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • May 5, 2011 - 10:09 AM

If you are still having a hard time shaking off the 2010 Vikings season, perhaps we can point you toward a catharsis. A 60-minute documentary titled "Skol" is set to debut on May 19 at 8 p.m. at the excellent Heights Theater in Columbia Heights (roughly 40th and Central for the uninitiated). The showing is free and open to the public; other showings will follow in various other theaters. This is the gist, via a press release:

“SKOL,” a documentary about Minnesota Vikings fans’ suffering through and ultimate survival of the team’s 50th season ... relives the dramatic season through the eyes of the fans, providing an unseen perspective on the headline-grabbing events like the arrival and departure of Randy Moss, the firing of Coach Brad Childress and the collapse of the Metrodome’s roof. ... In addition, University of Minnesota sports sociologist Doug Hartmann provides insights on what it means to be a football fanatic in today’s America. “You can change your religion and your wife way easier than you can change your football team,” Hartmann says in the film. This uniquely American reality has led to a new kind of super fandom, which the film explores through the lives of real fans who have literally changed their lives for their team.

More info can be found on the Facebook page for the project. For now, here is a little taste via a trailer:


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