All She Can

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Released 2011

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2011
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In a small south Texas town, there aren’t many career options for young people besides oil rigs, the military, or fast-food restaurants. Luz Garcia, a fiery high-school athlete, is determined to forge a different future; she’s can’t afford to go. With her one shot at a scholarship riding on the state gained admission to the University of Texas at Austin. The problem is she power lifting championship, she sees no choice but to bend the rules to ensure her victory. Although Luz’s rashness and frustration land her in increasingly hotter water, they also fuel her with courage and empowerment.

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  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Amy Biancolli

    Because Benavides is a south Texas town, the screenplay touches inevitably on the flow of immigrants at the border - and resentment at their presence. But All She Can puts a new fa...

  • 63

    Slant Magazine Diego Costa

    The unconventional choice of extra-curricular activity for Luz sheds light onto the strange sport of powerlifting, in which teen girls are constantly weighed and sometimes told tha...

  • 40

    The New York Times Rachel Saltz

    Worse, you never root for Ms. Calderon's Luz, who goes from sullen to more sullen to a bit less sullen. She has discipline - to lift, she has to keep her weight down and train cons...

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