Thursday, April 2, 2020
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
Martinos Auditorium, Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell Street
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This event is part of the new John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress, an effort to bring film and filmmakers to the University with the goal of shedding light on some of the most urgent, challenging, and complex issues facing society through the prism of documentary.
Join director, producer, editor, Frederick Wiseman, for a conversation and Q&A on the making of the film following the screening.
The subject of the film is an Austin, Texas institution, Lord's Gym, which was founded over twenty years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges, business men and women, immigrants, professional boxers and people who want to become professional boxers alongside amateurs who love the sport and teenagers who are trying to develop strength and assertiveness. The gym is an example of the American “melting pot” where people meet, talk, and train.
Watch the official trailer here: BOXING GYM
For more information about Frederick Wiseman and his films please visit Zipporah Films.
In collaboration with the Brown Arts Initiative.