Date/Time: Friday, April 17th @ 6:00 pm
Place: The Nickelodeon Theatre – Upstairs
Genre: Documentary Feature
Set in the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading, American Cheerleader follows the journey of two high school teams–from Burlington, New Jersey and Southwestern, Kentucky, respectively–who vie for the coveted National High School Cheerleading Championship, an annual event broadcast on ESPN. Overcoming challenges through discipline, dedication, and teamwork, these twenty-four women from New Jersey and Kentucky revise the preconceived notions of femininity and sportsmanship that marginalize cheering as something other than the strenuous athletic activity it is.
Directed by David Barba and James Pellerito; New York, NY