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LAUSD students’ films to be screened at Cannes Film Festival

LA School Report | May 11, 2015

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As if winning the City Section wrestling championship at 195 pounds wasn’t enough, an El Camino Real Charter High School senior will have his short film about the emotional and physical stress of the sport screened at no less than the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Rory McClellan’s film “Pride,” shot during this past wrestling season, blurs the lines between fiction and reality and will be screened during the non-awards portion of the festival, which begins in two days, the Los Angeles Times reported. It was produced as a part of El Camino Real’s Careers in Entertainment Academy. Another student in the program, Noah Kentis, will also have his film “Delirium” shown.

McClennan is fresh off the triumph of winning his weight class the citywide tournament in February.

“[The film] entails the personal struggles of what a high school wrestler has to go through, from losing a match, cutting his hair, giving up sleep at night, overcoming that first fall and getting back on his feet,” McClellan told the Times.

Check out the film film attached above.


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