Luz Garcia, a high school student in a forgotten Texas town, wants something different than the options awaiting her after graduation. She's earned a ticket out with admission to the University of Texas at Austin, but she can't afford to go. Her one shot is a scholarship for winning the State Powerlifting Championship. It's all or nothing for Luz...until nothing stares her in the face.
Limits are for those who have them.
Did You Know?
Prior to production, the producers arranged for lead actress Corina Calderon to train with high school women's powerlifting teams in Elgin, TX and San Diego, TX. Coincidentally, the actress who plays Luz's friend Nicole in the film had previously been a member of Elgin High School's powerlifting team. See more
The version of the film that premiered as "Benavides Born" at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival contained a sex scene between Luz and Raynaldo right before the barn fire scene. See more