Film Club – American Wrestler: The Wizard2018-09-09T17:22:10+00:00
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Doors 6:30PM | Film Starts 7:30PM sharp!

Ali Afshar and George Kosturos, will be here for a Q&A after the showing.

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Event Info

American Wrestler: The Wizard is a 2016 sports biographical film set in the world of competitive high school wrestling, and starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Ali Afshar, Gabriel Basso, Kevin G. Schmidt, Lia Marie Johnson and George Kosturos. In 1980, 17-year-old Ali Jahani escapes Iran after the Iran hostage crisis and must adjust to life in a small California town only to face more hostility in America due to the hostage crisis. Wanting to fit in, Ali joins the school’s wrestling team and becomes the squad’s star member. Ali faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns, but through determination and with a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero against all odds.

Movie’s Website
Theatrical release poster

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Alex Ranarivelo
Release date

November 11, 2016

Running time
1h 27m
Country United States
Language English