George: Wrestling with Resistance

Please join us for the premiere screening of the film George: Wrestling with Resistance. We are proud to be a sponsor of this event. We work with Tim O'Donnell, the creator of the film, and are excited to have his film shown to a local audience.

George: Wrestling with Resistance parallels the tough sport of wrestling with the adversities facing youth in Springfield's inner city. The film follows George Hargrove's wrestling season during his freshman year at Springfield Technical Community College. He travels from Springfield to Niagara Falls to Minnesota for the National Wrestling Championship. This film provides a positive media message for a community that is seldom shown in a positive light. Tim O'Donnell, the filmmaker, also a teacher at Central High School, witnesses the stark difference in the kids he sees every day and the stories seen in the news. He hopes this film will expose the community to the potential of our inner city youth.

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Premiere Screening
Screening and Q & A session with filmmaker
Tim O'Donnell and film's subject George Hargrove
Basketball Hall of Fame
November 12, 2009
6:00 - 8:00pm

Free and open to the public

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