Football documentary highlights St. Joseph School

MADISON – “Bruin Legacy: The Enduring Gridiron Excellence of St. Joseph Catholic School” is set to air at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, on WAPT-TV and Friday, Aug. 28, immediately following the Blitz 16 high school scoreboard show. The film also is expected to air on WAPT’s digital channels during the fall.
St. Joseph School also is working with Franco Films LLC, the documentary’s producers, to provide a showing of the film in the Fine Arts theater. The date and time will be published soon.
“Bruin Legacy” officially premiered Monday, Aug. 3, before a packed audience at Malco Grandview Cinema in Madison. Franco Films shot the documentary partly on campus last year. St. Dominic Hospital sponsored and supported the production.
The 64-minute documentary features interviews with 27 different people, including alumni and some supporters. About 40 percent of the film focuses on the role football has played at the school; the rest focuses on the school’s history.
Catherine Cook, interim principal at St. Joseph, said this event is a great way for friends, faculty, alumni and students to learn about the school’s lengthy and important background,” she said. “Our long history of academic and athletic excellence go hand-in-hand,” Cook said.
She added that he excitement of the film, the beginning of a new school year along with the fall sports is a great way to draw attention to the school’s history and the roots of its existence.