What a thrill it was this fall to interview Hoosier director and screenwriter Angelo Pizzo. This is the man who has written some of the best sports films of all time (Hoosiers and Rudy among them) and this November he’s back with another, My All American, a movie he wrote and directed about Texas football star Freddie Steinmark, an undersized but determined high school player who lead the Texas Longhorns to the 1969 national championship before a dramatic diagnosis sidelines his NFL dreams.
I have great admiration for Pizzo—his ability to get his movies made is a story that’s inspirational for ALL writers. He agreed to my latest Q&A with Indianapolis Monthly, and I was so thankful he took the time to discuss his latest movie with me. Make sure you catch My All American in theaters beginning Nov. 13—as one reviewer described it, it’s “the family-friendly movie we’ve been missing” (and Finn Wittrock as Freddie is OUTSTANDING).
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