The Featherweight

Saturday, October 28

Location: Clairidge Cinema 1

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Sunday, October 29

Location: Clairidge Cinema 1

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$17 Regular
$15 for Members (not a member?)

Set in the mid-1960s, THE FEATHERWEIGHT presents a gripping chapter in the true-life story of Italian-American boxer Willie Pep—the winningest fighter of all time—who, down and out in his mid-40s and with his personal life in shambles, decides to make a return to the ring. Painstakingly researched and constructed, the film follows the format of classic verité documentary to re-create a world lost to the 20th century. THE FEATHERWEIGHT presents a humane yet critical look at Willie Pep, an undersung hero of the sports world who is simultaneously a deeply flawed, incredibly fractured American character.

In English and in Italian with English subtitles.

Q&A with director Robert Kolodny, actor James Madio and producers Bennett Elliott and Steve Loff to follow both screenings.



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