Winner of the Golden Lion at this year's Venice Film Festival, director Darren Aronofky's The Wrestler (2008, 105 min.) stars Mickey Rourke in a career re-defining role as Randy "The Ram" Robinson, a battered and broken professional wrestler headed for his last pile drive. Rourke delivers a riveting performance as Robinson struggles to make amends for the past while facing an uncertain future.
Followed by a Q&A with Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke.
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