Wrestling For Jesus to Premiere at the Wisconsin Film Festival

The annoucement was made today – Wrestling For Jesus will be making its world premiere at the Wisconsin Film Festival at 5:45 on Saturday April 2nd at the Bartell Theatre in Madison, WI. Both the director and the director of photography will be there along with Timothy, the main subject of the film.

There will be a filmmaker Q & A afterwards and then we’ll follow that up with a premiere party and art opening at Lucent Room Studios (305 S. Livingston St.).  I’ve asked a collection of 9 artsits to create art in response to any aspect of the film that moved them. It should be interesting to see what they create.

So come out to the film (tickets are on sale through the Wisconsin Film Festival site), the premiere party, or best yet, come to both.

“Wrestling for Jesus”

Timothy Blackmon felt the drive to evangelize to his fellow man, and did what seemed right in rural South Carolina: he founded an amateur Christian wrestling league to spread the Word. Setting up the battered oilcloth ring in gymnasiums around the county, Wrestling for Jesus might draw a few dozen fans on a good night. Timothy’s better known as T-Money, and he holds together a raggedy group of grizzled old bikers and young skinny wrestlers. It’s tough work, both the praying and the fighting, and inevitably the challenges mount: injuries, family time, and a rival backyard wrestling gang known as the Throne of Anguish Wrestling Federation.

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