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Nuclear Family

Don Howard

Sound | 1984 | 2003

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    In 1984, noted Houston-based photographer Geoff Winningham shot motion picture film of high school football in Midland and Odessa that he intended to feature in a documentary version of his book, The Rites of Fall. Although his film was never completed, filmmaker Don Howard learned of the footage and believed that it "captured the reality of high school football in a way that Hollywood never has or will." An inspired Howard continued to work with the material and combined it with newly shot video, to create this innovative documentary, "Nuclear Family", released in 2003.