Screening & Live Event | Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring
Where: Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave.
718-777-6888 Price: $15, ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the museum
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With director Chris Bournea in person
Produced, directed, and narrated by Chris Bournea. 2018, 82 mins. Digital projection. This feature documentary chronicles the stories of Babs Wingo, Ethel Johnson, Marva Scott, Ramona Isbell, and dozens of other African-American women who braved racism and sexism to succeed in the male-dominated world of professional wrestling during the sport’s golden age in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. These courageous women raised families while blazing a trail for female athletes long before many of the breakthroughs of the civil rights and feminist movements.Buy tickets/get more info now