Prayer For A Perfect Season (HBO)


HBO (2011) | Director Marc Levin | Producers Ben Selkow, Karl Hollandt & Robin “Binky” Brown via Blowback Productions

PRAYER FOR A PERFECT SEASON is the gripping account of the 2010-11boys’ basketball season at St. Patrick High School, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Elizabeth, NJ. This feature-length documentary chronicles the extraordinary effort of the dynamic but vilified head coach Kevin Boyle and his players, whose journey ends in a winner-take-all showdown for the national championship against arch-rival St. Anthony of Jersey City. Through emotional personal crises, public scrutiny and the school’s financial woes, the film captures the intersection of two forces – the soaring media interest in the big game and the decline of Catholic school programs.