A True Inspirational Underdog Story, ‘American Wrestler: The Wizard’ Comes to U.S. Cinemas for One Night on May 3

DENVER – March 23, 2017 – Film festival favorite American Wrestler: The Wizard comes to movie theaters nationwide for cinematic debut on May 3 only. Based on true events, the heartwarming coming of age story is set in a world of competitive high school wrestling, starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight and introducing newcomer George Kosturos.

This special presentation will include exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the filmmaker and cast, speaking to the real-life story and inspiration behind the film, along with never-before-released footage. Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present this feature in cinemas for one night on Wednesday, May 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. local time.

Tickets for “American Wrestler: The Wizard” can be purchased beginning Friday, March 31, 2017 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 130 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website.

In this inspiring tale, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school’s floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero.

“While the story is based in the 80s, ‘American Wrester: The Wizard is still extremely relevant today,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas. “We are proud to partner with Warner Bros. in bringing this beautiful film to the big screen.”

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