LUCHA: A WRESTLING TALE
WORLD PREMIERE A fresh spin on the story of high school sports as the path to transformation and redemption, Lucha takes us inside the Taft High School women’s wrestling team on their journey to a championship. Personal challenges abound, from unsupportive families to homelessness, but these four young women from the Bronx—Shirley, Nyasia, Mariam, and Alba—find solace and hope in each other and on the mat. Their empowering story is a testament to the human spirit and true grit. – Karen McMullen
The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Marco Ricci, subjects Shirley Paulihno, Nyasia Jennings, Mariam Sillah, Shakye Ford, Samantha Torres, Robert Carrillo, Josh Lee.
All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.