Film Courage presents TAKEDOWNS AND FALLS
Takedowns and Falls
Dir. Todd Hickey & Kirk Ledger
USA, 2010, Color
Monday, October 11, 2010
LA Talk Radio's Film Courage co-hosts David Branin and Karen Worden present the 11th 'Film Courage Interactive' at the Downtown Independent on Monday, October 11th, 2010 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The Film Courage Interactive features Takedowns and Falls, a documentary film by Todd Hickey and Kirk Ledger. Takedowns and Falls exhibits a group of Pennsylvania teens and their relationships within a high school wrestling team on a journey to attain a state championship. It chronicles a season of the Central Dauphin Rams in Harrisburg, PA and highlights the sacrifice of its athletes, the commitment of their families and the dedication of its coaches. Inspired by their love of the sport and their coaches, this group of teens grows up before our eyes, in an attempt to over achieve and do the impossible. Takedowns and Falls explores themes of humility, family, friendship and teamwork via individual and team efforts to win a state title. The film transcends the sport, becoming a story about people over coming odds, and will appeal to a wide audience. Takedowns and Falls is Spellbound meets Friday Night Lights for high school wrestling, taking place in the U.S. Mecca for the sport.
It is an expose on humanity that transcends the mat and captures life-lessons that all people can share and learn from. Audiences will witness the characters go about their days, their lives captured and portrayed honestly, on and off the mat, and finding the parallels between the two.
The Film Courage Interactive is a three-part event featuring 1) Two short films with Directors' Q & A; 2) A feature film screening of Takedowns and Falls with Director's Q&A; and 3) An in-depth discussion among fellow artists on upcoming projects, the current state of independent film, and epiphanies about the business (similar to a filmmaker support group).
The goal of the Film Courage Interactive is to build an appetite for independent film, bringing artists together in a collaborative setting while experiencing the beautiful theater of The Downtown Independent.
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