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2015, 98 min, Dir: Juan Taratuto

Based on a novel by Eduardo Sacheri (The Secret in Their Eyes), this Argentine box office hit takes a bittersweet look at the country’s most popular sport. Lifelong friends and fervent fans of Buenos Aires’ Independiente soccer team, Fernando (Diego Peretti), Mauricio (Pablo Echarri) and El Ruso (Pablo Rago) try to help when Fernando’s brother dies, leaving all his family’s money invested in the fortunes of one struggling athlete. In Spanish with English subtitles.

2015, 91 min, USA, Dir: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper

The fierce fighter of this documentary’s title is Claressa Shields, aiming to become the first gold medalist in Olympic women’s boxing. The 17-year-old’s unstable family life in Flint, Michigan presents additional challenges, though longtime coach Jason Crutchfield offers the support that could lead Claressa to victory.

1987, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: William Phelps

Art student Rick (Matt Adler) finds out there's a lot more to surfing than he thought when he casually decides to learn the sport the summer before college. Falling under the tutelage of surfing guru Chandler (Gregory Harrison), Rick learns the difference between surfing for the soul and surfing for money and glory; he also falls in love along the way. Shaun Tompson, Derek Ho, and other real life surfing legends costar in this film based on a story by GREASE director Randal Kleiser. With Nia Peeples.

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