Saturday, March 9th at The Carnegie Institution for Science
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tickets also available at the door
Directed by Bailey Kobe
Key Cast: Shannon Murray, Roxana Sanchez, Dot-Marie Jones, Dante Basco, Stephanie Erb
USA / 2018 / 103 mins
Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself. She can’t even fathom a love interest. But with her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym, where she is no longer who she is, if just for that hour. When complications in her real life cause it to crumble, she is lead to enter a championship tournament as a novice. But with life outside of the ring becoming harder and harder, will she even make it to the competition without succumbing to the violence in her life outside of the ring.
A support team of MMA coaches, fighters & consultants made the experience authentic for everyone involved. All female fighters in Rag Doll are women who have grown up in the sport, around the sport, or have had extensive training in MMA fighting.With the help of stellar fight choreographer Martin Wheeler, these powerhouse women did their own stunts to convey the reality of the violent world their characters live in. Director Bailey Kobe, actors Dante Basco and Shannon Murray, and co-producer Kate Sloate attending.