BOXING ON FILM: PART 2
October 21 – October 31
In October, Anthology concludes its two-part film series celebrating the longstanding and ongoing ties between boxing and cinema (ties that, as film scholar Dan Streible has demonstrated in his book “Fight Pictures” – as well as during a special presentation in Part 1 of the series – are ones that stretch back to the very beginnings of the film industry). This second chapter features a particularly eclectic selection of films, including debut works by such disparate filmmakers as Stanley Kubrick (DAY OF THE FIGHT), Charles Dekeukeleire (COMBAT DE BOXE), and Walter Hill (HARD TIMES); two very different chronicles of Muhammad Ali (by legendary photographer and filmmaker William Klein and video artist Anton Perich); innovative documentaries from Portugal (BELARMINO) and Austria (I JUST CAN’T GO ON); and Hollywood classics THE CHAMP, THE HARDER THEY FALL, and REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT.
Co-programmed by Sean Nam, who also wrote the introduction and (unless otherwise noted) all feature film descriptions. Special thanks to Carlos Acevedo (The Cruelest Sport); Jane Gutteridge & Johanne St-Amant (National Film Board of Canada); Ruth Hodgins (Walker Art Center); Dave Jennings (Sony); William Klein; Sara Moreira (Cinemateca Portuguesa); Kristie Nakamura (WB); Anton Perich; Bill Powers; Nicolas Rapold; Lynanne Schweighofer (Library of Congress); MM Serra (Film-Makers’ Coop); and Claudia Siefen (Austrian Film Museum).
· William Klein
Sat, October 21 at 6:30 PM
Sat, October 28 at 9:30 PM
* Panel discussion to follow with Showtime Analyst Steve Farhood and boxing journalist Michael Marley.
· Mark Robson
1956, 109 min, 35mm, b&w. With Humphrey Bogart & Rod Steiger.
Sat, October 21 at 9:15 PM
Mon, October 23 at 9:15 PM
Fri, October 27 at 6:45 PM
*Introduced by Mark Jacobson, New York Magazine.
Charles Dekeukeleire COMBAT DE BOXE 1927, 8 min, 35 mm b&w
Stanley Kubrick DAY OF THE FIGHT 1951, 13 min, 35 mm, b&w. Print courtesy of the Library of Congress.
Bill Powers THE FIGHT GAME
1965, 5 mm, 16 mm-to-digital, b&w
Bill Powers JOSE AND RAMONA TORRES WEDDING FILM 1961, 12 min, 16mm-to-digital. Special thanks to Colorlab, The Center For Home Movies, and Russ Suniewick.
Richard Meltzer BOGUS BOXING TRASH: PART 11 969, 36 min, 8mm-to-16mm. Preserved by the Film-Makers’ Coop with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Rachael Guma BAM! 2016, 3 min, Super-8mm, b&w, silent. With Sean Nam.
Total running time: ca. 80 min.
Sun, October 22 at 5:00 PM
Mon, October 30 at 9:00 PM
· Fernando Lopes
1964, 80 min, 35 mm, b&w. In Portuguess with projected English subtitles. Print courtesy of the Cinemateca Portuguesa.
Sun, October 22 at 7:15 PM
Sun, October 29 at 8:45 PM
· Walter Hill
1975, 93 min, 35mm-to-DEP. With Charles Bronson, James Cobum, Jill Ireland, and Strother Martin.
Sun, October 22 at 9:15 PM
Sat, October 28 at 4:00 PM
· Anton Perich
1973-74, 120 min, video, b&w. Made in collaboration with Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie.
Mon, October 23 at 6:30 PM
· King Vidor
1931, 86 min, 35mm, b&w. With Wallace Beery & Jackie Cooper.
Thrus, October 26 at 6:30 PM
Sun, October 29 at 6:30 PM
Tues, October 31 at 9:15 PM
· John Cook
1973, 50 min, 16mm, b&w. In German with projected English subtitles. Preserved by the Austrian Film Museum.
Gilles Groulx GOLDEN GLOVES 1961, 28 min, 16mm, b&w. In French with projected English subtitles.
Thurs, October 26 at 8:45 PM
Tues, October 31 at 7:00 PM
· Ralph Nelson
1962, 95 min, 35 mm, b&w. Written by Rod Serling.
Fri, October 27 at 9:15 PM
Mon, October 30 at 6:45 PM
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