#8. Boxing Gym
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Distributor: Zipporah Films
Buzz: Before hitting Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight in May, this made waves in Amsterdam’s IDFA Doc Festival last November proving that the beloved, veteran filmmaker is still a heavyweight among doc directors. Receiving a theatrical release in October, this is among the highlights in Thom Powers’ Real to Reel 2010 program.
The Gist: Documentary master Frederick Wiseman explores the world of a boxing gym in Austin, Texas, dwelling on the discipline of training as people from all walks of life aspire to reach their personal best.
TIFF Schedule: Saturday September 11 3:30:00 PM AMC 7
Sunday September 12 3:15:00 PM AMC 7
Saturday September 18 2:30:00 PM AMC 2