WRESTLE

2018 | USA | NR | 99 min.
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Showings

Central High School Auditorium Wed, Aug 1, 2018 12:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Thu, Aug 2, 2018 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:99 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Suzannah Herbert
Lauren Belfer
Produced by:Lauren Belfer
Steven Klein
Seth Gordon
Mary Rohlich
Suzannah Herbert
Screenwriter:Lauren Belfer
Suzannah Herbert
Pablo Proenza
Cinematography:Sinisa Kukic
Editing By:Pablo Proenza

Description

From wrestling on the mat, to grappling with life’s big problems, WRESTLE follows an underdog high school team in Hunstville, Alabama, over the course of one tumultuous season. We meet four boys—Teague, Jailen, Jamario, and Jaquan—who look to their wrestling coach for much more than just feedback on their holds. At practice, Coach Scribner is passionate and unrelenting, pushing the boys in hopes of making the state championships. He also steps in as dad, taxi, and teacher. Facing a difficult uphill battle in the face of school underfunding, broken homes, and teenage pregnancy, we get to see not only how they grow in the sport, but how it keeps them in control of their lives. Told with such unsentimental empathy, Suzannah Herbert and co-director Lauren Belfer’s investment in the athlete's lives makes the heartrending question of what their prospects are after high school just as suspenseful as the outcome of each match. IN PERSON: Directors Lauren Belfer and Suzannah Herbert.

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