A movie based on a high school volleyball team was screened for the first time this past weekend in Iowa City.
The team in focus is the 2011 Iowa City West squad, which lost star player, Caroline Found, died in a moped crash just days before the start of the 2011 volleyball season in a moped accident. Caroline’s father, Ernie Found, told KCRG-TV he originally didn’t want film crews to tell his family’s tragedy.
Oscar-winner William Hurt portrays Ernie Found in the movie. Another Oscar-winner, Helen Hunt, portrays Kathy Bresnahan, the coach of the volleyball team.
The movie, “The Miracle Season,” hits theaters soon. The wide release date is April 6.