Maryland Hall Bowen Lower Theater Sat, Mar 23, 2019 10:00 AM
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, Non-Refundable, No Exchanges
Film Info
Section:Feature Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:96 mins
Film Type:Feature
Production Country:USA
Director:Suzannah Herbert
Lauren Belfer
Produced By:Lauren Belfer
Seth Gordon
Suzannah Herbert
Steven Klein
Mary Rohlich
Cinematographer/DP:Sinisa Kukic
Editing By:Pablo Proenza
Music By:Graham Edward Lebron
David Wingo


The title of this film surely has multiple meanings for high school student athletes wrestling with life challenges on and off the mat. This coming-of-age documentary follows a year in the life of Jailen, Jamario, Jaquan and Teague, four disadvantaged young men from broken families who are struggling to succeed on their underdog wrestling team at a failing high school in Alabama. Using tough-love tactics, the hard-driving coach is determined not to let them fall into the same behavioral traps that he encountered. Navigating through multiple obstacles including police encounters, unplanned pregnancies, and drugs, these young would-be heroes fight their way to the State Championship and the doors they hope it might open. (USA, 2018, 96 min., Documentary/Sports)