WCTE FREE Film Screening June 15 features T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

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T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold tells a coming-of-age story

Indie Lens Pop-Up, presented by ITVS, Independent Lens, and WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, is excited to offer an advance screening of Independent Lens film, T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold.  This screening event will take place on Wednesday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa “T-Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. Shields was just 17 years old when she won the gold medal for women’s boxing in 2012 — the first time women were allowed to box in the Olympic games. Directed by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari and produced by Sue Jaye Johnson, the film’s broadcast is timed to coincide with Claressa’s return to the Olympic boxing ring at the Rio de Janeiro games this summer.  T-Rex: Her Fight for Goldpremieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 10 p.m. on WCTE.

WCTE Indie Lens Pop-Up film screenings are always FREE and open to the public.  Doors for the event will open at 5:30, and the film will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Film run time is 84 minutes.  Complimentary light refreshments will be provided.  The Cookeville Performing Arts Center is located at 10 E. Broad St.

For more information and to view the film trailer, visit wcte.org/indielens

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