2014 Shadow Box Film Festival
Friday, December 05, 2014 -
Saturday, December 06, 2014
The only all-boxing film festival.
Boxing has always made for great drama. There are few moments in sport as exciting as the culmination of a great fight. Victory or defeat decided by one final round. One hundred and eighty seconds of relentless give and take. The crowd rising, the tension building, the fighters tapping sources of pride and energy they didn’t know existed.
It’s the stuff that legends are made of.
The movie industry has been borrowing from that legend for decades. From “Rocky,” to “Requiem for a Heavyweight” to “Million Dollar Baby,” the genre has produced many classics. The sport is also well represented in the documentary categoy, with Emmy and Academy Award nods for works of non-fiction.
Why? Perhaps because the fighting is so compelling. Not just in the ring, but outside it too. They are heros, they are villians, they are icons. Simply put, they are compelling. Boxing may be violent by nature, but there is beauty within the courage that defines the sport. When it’s done right, it’s a symphony, a ballet. It’s not fighting. It’s an art form.
We at the Shadow Box Film Festival would like to share some of that art with you.
December 5th and 6th, 2014
Hosted by the School of Visual Arts
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