Producer: Christine O’Malley
Director: Patrick Creadon
Charting one of the most heated college sports rivalries of all time, Catholics vs. Convicts examines the storied back-and-forth between the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the University of Miami Hurricanes. After Miami humiliated Notre Dame in a stinging 58-7 defeat in 1985, the Irish became fixated on revenge. In this sweeping documentary, an upcoming chapter of ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series, Notre Dame alumnus and Chicago native Patrick Creadon (“Wordplay”, “I.O.U.S.A.”) tells an epic story culminating in the 1988 showdown for the ages.
—Chicago International Film Festival