By: Matt Harness Sun-Times Media
May 5, 2010
If you wrestle and/or like wrestling and/or like movies, head down to Chicago’s Facets movie house this weekend for the city’s opening of Takedowns and Falls, a documentary by Todd Hickey that chronicles Pennsylvania’s Central Dauphin Rams during their 2006-07 state championship season. The film will run through May 13.
Billed as having parallels to the popular book, movie and now TV show Friday Night Lights, Takedowns and Falls goes behind the scenes with the Rams. Of course, wrestling is the focus, but the sport is a pivot point for everything else that goes on in the teenagers’ lives.
Bonus for viewers this weekend is that the filmmaker will be in town and at the screenings to participate in Q&As. If you’ve never attended a movie that offers a Q&A, I recommend it.
If you’re still not convinced, this weekend’s weather forecast looks gloomy, especially Friday. Also, here’s a trailer that’s sure to tug at your emotions.
For more information and tickets, go to the Facets Web site.