T-Rex follows the true story of Claressa “T-Rex” Shields as she tries to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics where women’s boxing will make its Olympic debut. Boxing is Claressa’s ticket to take her and her family out of the tough neighborhoods of Flint, Michigan. Weaving Claressa’s story of fighting for gold with her family and her relationship with her coach Jason Crutchfield, T-Rex offers a contemporary look at a fiercely independent hero.
This film is not appropriate for children under the age of 13.
Film subject, Claressa “T-Rex” Shields will be a part of the FEMALE OLYMPIAN PANEL (via Skype) on Saturday at 1:30PM.
There will be popcorn available for purchase by Inpopnito.
|4:30pm:||Film screening, followed by discussion with producer Sue Johnson, moderated by Dena Paolino, owner/founder of Striking Beauties|
|Run time:||91 minutes|
|Directors:||Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari|
|Producers:||Sue Jaye Johnson, Bianca Darville|
|Cast:||Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, Jason Crutchfield|