ALL IN: MIRACLE AT ST. BERNARD’S – Interview with Director Gregg Backer and Principal Linda Anderson

Our Gadi Elkon talked with Filmmaker Gregg Backer and St. Bernard’s Principal Linda Anderson about the harrowing story of how a high school football team helped save their school!  Here is our interview with ALL IN: MIRACLE AT ST. BERNARD’S Gregg Backer and Linda Anderson.

ALL IN: Miracle at St. Bernard’s is about faith, family and football. This documentary chronicles a tiny, 100-year-old Catholic school in Fitchburg, Massachusetts struggling with insolvency yet defying the odds at a time when the Church was shuttering similar institutions nationwide. It’s the underdog story of a working-class community and the state’s smallest football program rallying in pursuit of an impossible goal. In 2018, the undersized team from St. Bernard’s Central Catholic won a surprising high school Super Bowl. But when the Diocese of Worcester suddenly announced that due to financial problems it was closing the school, Bernardians faithful needed a miracle. So they set about creating one.Their goal was one that many failing Catholic school communities had imagined, but few had ever achieved: raising money and enrollment to go independent. Emboldened by their big-hearted football coach and their intrepid, young principal, a grassroots group struck a deal with Diocesan leaders for one more year to prove the school could survive on its own. ALL IN documents the true story of the dramatic campaigns that came together to save a beloved institution, a fateful football season that became an existential journey of faith, on and off the gridiron.

Gregg and Linda talked with our Gadi Elkon about the Diocese, the School, the Coach and so much more!

Interview with Filmmaker Gregg Backer and Principal Linda Anderson:

All In:  Miracle at St. Bernard’s available VOD this Tuesday December 13th, 2022.

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