Wrestle (DVD)

Wrestle (DVD)

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Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools. Teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Boundary-pushing coach Scribner isn't off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. Director Suzannah Herbet and Co-Director Lauren Belfer capture over 650 hours of footage during the course of the team's final season to create this closely observed, deeply affecting depiction of growing up disadvantaged in America today.

 

Cast & Crew

Actors:
  •       Teague Berres
  •       Jaquan Rhodes
  •       Jamario Rowe

Director: Suzannah Herbert

Director: Lauren Belfer

Additional Details

Label: Oscilloscope

Genre: Documentary

Language: English

Run Time: 96 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 06/11/19

UPC: 857490005899