The sixth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will include On the Mat, an inspirational documentary that examines the physical and psychological struggles that the Lake Stevens High School wrestlers face while attempting to fulfill their school’s legacy of success.
Written and directed by Fredric Golding and narrated by Lake Stevens High School alumnus Chris Pratt (Moneyball, “Parks and Recreation”), On the Mat uncovers the value of teamwork within the individual sport of wrestling.
The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will take place from April 18 – April 29, 2012 during the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).
Celebrating competition, passion, and teamwork—and proving that sports is much more than just a game—this year’s documentary films run the gamut. From an energetic profile of two iconoclastic MLB pitchers in Knuckleball! and the inspirational story of Ethiopian villagers with amazing athletic abilities in Town of Runners to a teenage basketball player whose life was cut tragically short in Benji and a slew of sports stars whose competitive spirit costs them their fortunes in Broke, the selection of titles will all have their world premieres at the 2012 TFF.