Feature Film Program

Wrestle

Wrestle is an intimate and nuanced documentary that follows the wrestling team at JO Johnson High School in Huntsville, which has been on Alabama’s failing schools list for many years.

NY Premiere with filmmakers in attendance!

Fri Jun 8 8:00 PM

The Film

Wrestle

Suzannah Herbert, co-directed by Lauren Belfer | USA | 98

"Wrestle" is an intimate and nuanced documentary that follows the wrestling team at JO Johnson High School in Huntsville, which has been on Alabama's failing schools list for many years. As they fight their way towards the State Championship and the doors they hope it will open, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face injustices and challenges on and off the mat. Together they grapple with obstacles that jeopardize their success, and their coach - coming to terms with his own past conflicts - pushes them forward while unwittingly wading into the complexities of class and race in the South. Through it all, the young heroes of "Wrestle" - with humor and grit - strive towards their goals, making "Wrestle" an inspiring coming of age journey and an impassioned depiction of growing up disadvantaged in America today.

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A
This is a free event. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Venue

MetroTech Commons

5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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