Film Club – American Wrestler: The Wizard

Tickets: FREE
Doors open 6:30PM | Film Starts 7:30PM sharp!

1979, ‘American Wrestler: The Wizard’ is based on a true story of a teen who escapes during the Iranian revolution with only his life, immigrates to North California, faces racism, bullying and general American hostility due to the American hostage crisis in Iran.

Against all odds, and surpassing the community’s expectations, he succeeds in becoming a State Wrestling Champion.

Ali Afshar and George Kosturos, will be here for a Q&A after the showing.

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As a non-profit organization, the Empress Film Club depends on the loyalty of our members. Members receive free access to advance screenings, exciting new releases, and participate in our film selections and festival planning. Join our community of engaged and diverse film-lovers as we continue to deliver programs that entertain, enrich and educate. Meetings are every second (usually) Thursday of the month.


Date(s) - Thu, Sep 13, 2018
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


Empress Theatre
330 Virginia St., Vallejo



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