State Theatre Fri, Jul 31, 2015 9:30 PM
Bijou by the Bay Sat, Aug 1, 2015 3:00 PM
Film Info
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:87 min.
Production Country:Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Zackary Canepari
Drea Cooper
Produced by:Zackary Canepari
Drea Cooper
Bianca Darville
Sue Jaye Johnson
Cinematography:Zackary Canepari
Drea Cooper
Editing By:Drea Cooper
Jean Kawahara
Music By:Matthew Joynt
Nathan Sandberg


Hailing from our very own Flint, MI, scrappy 17-year-old boxing phenom Claressa “T-Rex” Shields has her sights set on earning gold at the 2012 London Olympics—the first time the games have featured women’s boxing. Tough as nails from life on the mean streets of Flint, she’s got the grit, determination, and ferocity to train and compete at the highest levels. Not even her family’s crazy daily drama can derail her from pursuit of Olympic glory—for boxing may well be her only shot at lifting her family out of poverty. Don’t miss one of our favorite films of the festival, an inspiring, feel-good documentary from first-time filmmakers Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari about triumphing over adversity and fighting for your dream. In Person: Director Zackary Canepari, subject Claressa Shields, and producer Sue Jaye Johnson.