First Match — Trailer


added: Fri, Mar 9th '18

Netflix has released the trailer for "First Match," an inner-city drama about an African-American teenage girl from Brooklyn who decides to join the high school boys' wrestling team.

The film stars up-and-comer Elvire Emanuelle as the streetwise wrestling recruit while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, from Netflix's "The Get Down" and "The Greatest Showman," plays the girl's estranged homeless father. Meanwhile, Colman Domingo, star of AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead," co-stars as the school's wrestling coach.

Marking the feature debut of writer-director Olivia Newman and based on her award-winning 2010 short film of the same name, "First Match" will be making its world premiere this weekend at the SXSW Film Festival before being released on Netflix on Friday, March 30th.

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the all-boys' wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.


directed by   Olivia Newman

starring   Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome, Jared Kemp

release date   March 30, 2018 (on Netflix)

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