The Akron Holy War

The Akron Holy War

Director: Anthony Fanelli
Running Time: 94 minutes


The Akron Holy War, directed & produced by Anthony Fanelli (born and raised in Akron, Ohio) and presented here at the Nightlight by Anthony Fanelli. Due to the nature of this event, no general admission ticket vouchers, gift cards or membership discounts apply to these showings.

The documentary film The Akron Holy War chronicles the storied high school football rivalry between two Akron, Ohio parochial powerhouses and the city that embraces them.

Documenting nearly 60 years of history, the film also takes you inside of both schools (Archbishop Hoban and St. Vincent St. Mary), in the locker rooms and on the field during the week leading up to and culminating in 2016’s game, showing the magnitude of what this rivalry means to more than just the players on the field.

The Akron Holy War depicts the raw emotion of the game, on and off of the field, told exclusively from the people who have lived it. "The Akron Holy War truly is 48 minutes that lasts a lifetime."