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American Wrestler: The Wizard Film Screening

Date: 5/3/2017

Time & Place:
AMC Galaxy 16 - 333 South Valley Mills Drive Waco, TX 76710 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Film festival favorite “American Wrestler: The Wizard” is coming to Waco for cinematic debut on May 3 only. Based on true events, the heartwarming coming of age story is set in a world of competitive high school wrestling, starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight and introducing newcomer George Kosturos. This special presentation will include exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the filmmaker and cast, speaking to the real-life story and inspiration behind the film, along with never-before-released footage. Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present this feature in cinemas for one night on Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. local time. In this inspiring tale, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school’s floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero. Tickets for “American Wrestler: The Wizard” can be purchased beginning Friday, March 31, 2017 online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

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