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Indie Lens Pop-Up | Wrestle

May 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Wrestle @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

For 15 weeks, from the start of their season to the 2016 Alabama state tournament, the wrestlers at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School endured both the demands of their sport and the trials of life in a school and area where the odds were stacked against them. For a fortunate few, a college scholarship could offer a way out.

Filmmakers Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer offer an intimate, empathetic look into their experiences and challenges in the 2018 documentary Wrestle. It focuses on four wrestlers at J.O. Johnson – located in one of the city’s poorest areas and a fixture on the state’s list of failing schools – and their coach.

Join KCPT and the Kansas City Public Library for a free screening of the film followed by a discussion. RSVP here.