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Tuesday, October 18 • 7:00pm - 9:18pm
American Wrestler: The Wizard

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(USA, 118 min)
Writer: Brian Rudnick
Director: Alex Ranarivelo
Cast: William Fichtner, George Kosturos, Ali Afshar (all in attendance), Jon Voight
Facing certain death on the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War, 17 year-old Ali Jahani is smuggled out of Iran and sent to live with his uncle in Petaluma, California, where he faces a different kind of adversity: racial discrimination and bullying. Determined to fit in and make a new life for himself, Ali tries out for sports teams and impresses Coach Plyler who gives him a spot on the school's floundering wrestling team, against the wishes of strong-handed Principal Skinner.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 7:00pm - 9:18pm CDT
Galaxy Highland 9 presented by Dove Chocolate