Wrestle - Best of DFF41 | Denver Film Society | Lauren Belfer | Suzannah Herbert | USA

Wrestle - Best of DFF41

Lauren Belfer, Suzannah Herbert

Coming of Age, Documentary, Sports

EnglishUSA201896 minWebsite


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MUST END Thursday, March 14th!
One of our best films from last year's 41st Denver Film Festival

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.

Cinematographer: Sinisa Kukic | Screenwriter: Lauren Belfer, Suzannah Herbert, Pablo Proenza
Cast: Teague Berres, Jaquan Rhodes, Jamario Rowe