Mack Wrestles

The sport is brutal enough. There are the demands for strength and speed and stamina, the hours bathed in sweat, the knowledge that your opponent wants to wipe the mat with you. Those were the very reasons, though, that Mack Beggs loved wrestling—it gave him a sense of purpose and a sense of self. Mack Wrestles takes the audience behind the scenes as this gifted athlete from Euless, Texas, struggles against the outside forces that stigmatize transgender athletes. Despite all the turmoil, this poignant film makes one thing perfectly clear: If life were a wrestling match, the referee would be raising Mack’s arm at the end.



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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Credits

Directors:

Erin Sanger, Taylor Hess

Producer:

Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden

Contact

Distributor:

ESPN Films
shelley.tabor@espn.com

Public Film Contact:

Shelley Tabor
ESPN Films
shelley.tabor@espn.com

Publicity Contact:

Jay Jay Nesheim
JayJay.Nesheim@espn.com
646-547-5839

Details

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Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, LGBTQ, Sports

Screening in:

Texas Shorts Program

Screening Section:

Texas Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

25:48 mins

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