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MAY 2019 FEATURED FILM SCREENING:


Wrestle

By: Suzannah Herbert & Lauren Belfer




Sun, May 19 at 2:30pm

Carbondale Public Library
(405 W. Main St., Carbondale, IL)


Join us for a free film screening and discussion

ABOUT THE FILM:

Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, which has been on Alabama's failing schools list for many years. As they fight their way towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, together grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South. Stick around after the film for a discussion lead by Jerry Richards, wrestling coach at Carbondale Community High School.