Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in WRESTLE, an 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. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, 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. Tough-love 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 Herbert and Co-Director Lauren Belfer captured 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.


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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 36 min
GenresDocumentary Sport
In Release313 days/44 weeks
Widest Release5 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Feb 22-2464$6,027-1-$6,027$6,0271
Mar 1-386$3,932-34.8%2+1$1,966$12,2352
Mar 8-1086$4,976+26.6%4+2$1,244$18,0463
Mar 15-17111$1,084-78.2%5+1$216$20,5214
Mar 22-2494$1,445+33.3%4-1$361$23,0715
Apr 5-789$2,245-5-$449$25,3167
Apr 12-1497$1,811-19.3%4-1$452$25,7638