Boom Boom Mancini Will Attend Boxing Film Fest in NYC
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Monday, 26 November 2012 15:29|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Nov. 26, 2012 - Boxing has always made for great drama. There have been few moments in the history of the sport as gripping as Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini's tragic win over Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim on November 13, 1982.
Just prior to the screening of "The Good Son," a panel discussion will take place on why boxing lends itself to great film. It will be moderated by Showtime's Steve Farhood and will include Mancini, former WBO heavyweight champ Michael Bentt, former junior middleweight contender Mark McPherson, HBO's Emmy-winner writer Aaron Cohen, filmmaker Chris Kenneally and star of the boxing drama "Lights Out," Holt McCallany.
"Boxing is inherently dramatic because of the risks that fighters take when they step in the ring," said McCallany. "The challenges they must overcome. The belief they must have in themselves. The physical courage and mental discipline they need to succeed. Boxing, above all other sports, is a metaphor for life."
There will also be a special showcase for Oscar-winning director Leon Gast. On Saturday. Dec. 1, Mr. Gast will screen a highlight reel of his work, which will include a preview of his upcoming documentary on Manny Pacquiao. The screening will be followed by a QnA with Mr. Gast. At the conclusion of the QnA, the critically acclaimed documentary film, "Buffalo Girls," will screen.
"We are extremely fortunate to have such a great line up of films for the first annual Shadow Box Film Festival," said festival director David Schuster. "We feel that fans of both boxing and film will enjoy our festival."
Boxing Film Festival Schedule:
NOVEMBER 30, 2012:
1 p.m. - "A Fighting Chance," Directed by Robert Cassidy
3 p.m. - "Short Jabs," a collection of 12 short films
5:30 p.m. - "Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears," Directed by Mike Todd
7:30 p.m. - "QnA: Boxing and Drama," hosted by Steve Farhood
8:00 p.m. -"Jeffrey," directed by Nathaniel Hansen, "The Good Son," Directed by Jesse James Miller
2:30 p.m. - "Knockout Kuba," directed by Manuel Benito del Valle
4 p.m. - "The Story of Jamie "Mooresy," Moore," directed by Dale Hooker
6 p.m. - "Boxing Constitucione," directed by Jakob Weingartner
8:00 p.m. - "Square Circle," directed by Chelsea Brodsky, "Shadow Boxers," directed by Katya Bankowsky
DECEMBER 1, 2012:
1:00 p.m. - "Irish Ropes," directed by Robert Sarnoff and "La Peur Au Ventre," directed by Francois Fournier. "Street Animal," directed by Doug Harden.
2:30 pm - Short Jabs, a collection of short films
6:00 p.m. - Special QnA with Oscar winner Leon Gast, inlcuding a preview of his upcoming Manny Pacquiao documentary.
8:00 p.m. - "Jeffrey," directed by Nathaniel Hansen, "Buffalo Girls," directed by Todd Kellstein
1 p.m. -- "I wear the Scars," directed by Patrick Hickey; "Bobby Cassidy: Counterpuncher," Directed by Bruno De Almeida
2:45 p.m. -- "Ricky," directed by Kevin Wagoner
5:00 p.m. - "The Long Road Home," directed by
For tickets: Online:http://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/294687