First Match

First Match

First Match

A teenage girl signs up for an all-boys wrestling team in this high school boxing drama from Olivia Newman, based on her 2010 short film.

"Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighbourhood decides that wrestling boys is the only way back to her estranged father." (South by Southwest Film Festival)

Audience Award (Narrative Feature) & LUNA® Gamechanger Award, SXSW 2018
2018102 minsUSA
Drama
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Variety

Variety

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Emanuelle manages to make us care about this bullying girl without pleading for sympathy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Built around an impressive performance by relative newcomer Elvire Emanuelle, the drama recalls Karyn Kusama's Girlfight, though in that case the parental dynamics ran the opposite direction.

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Variety

Variety

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Emanuelle manages to make us care about this bullying girl without pleading for sympathy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Built around an impressive performance by relative newcomer Elvire Emanuelle, the drama recalls Karyn Kusama's Girlfight, though in that case the parental dynamics ran the opposite direction.

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