Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
Influential documentarian Frederick Wiseman's 38th feature film is another fascinating exploration of an American institution, this time Lord's Gym in Austin, Texas.
Wiseman's trademark observational style allows us to witness a compelling cross-section of fighters and the small moments of triumph and disappointment common to the boxing milieu but often overshadowed by testosterone-fueled fireworks. Everyone is welcome at Lord's Gym, even those with no hope of moving beyond the gym's humble trappings. (91 mins., video)
Boxing Gym trailer
Admission$5 senior citizens
$7 general public
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