Cheer Up


Roxie Theatre Sat, Feb 11, 2017 2:45 PM
$12 Advance / $14 at door
Roxie Theatre Sun, Feb 12, 2017 12:30 PM
$12 Advance / $14 at door
Film Info
Director:Christy Garland
Film Category:Documentary
Running Time:86 min.
Year of Release:2016
Premiere:West Coast Premiere


In the isolation of the Arctic Circle, Finland's worst cheerleading team is led by an ambitious coach who's tired of losing. To reverse the team's fortunes she heads off to seek inspiration by visiting the world champions in Texas to soak up their winning ways. Emboldened, her new approach pushes her Ice Queens teenage team to its breaking point. Cheer Up transcends the familiar conventions of sports documentaries, where underdogs triumph over adversity and athletes become archetypes oversimplifying the complexities of human nature and instead tells an entirely unique story. -Chris Metzler

Co-Presented by The Honorary Consul of Finland