Boxing Gym With the same close, calm attention he paid to the swanlike ballerinas in last year's La Dance , iconic documentarian Frederick Wiseman studies the men,… Boxing Gym With the same close, calm attention he paid to the swanlike ballerinas in last year's La Dance , iconic documentarian Frederick Wiseman studies the men,…
Movie Review

Boxing Gym

RAGING CALF A youngster learns the sweet science in Boxing Gym
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RAGING CALF A youngster learns the sweet science in Boxing Gym
EW's GRADE
A

With the same close, calm attention he paid to the swanlike ballerinas in last year's La Dance, iconic documentarian Frederick Wiseman studies the men, women, and children of all colors, shapes, and sizes who train in former pro boxer Richard Lord's threadbare Austin gym. The result is Boxing Gym, a riveting and unexpectedly inspiring essay on the peace that comes from shared physical and mental concentration. These gentlefolk are devoted to an ancient sport predicated on the violence of two people beating each other bloody. A

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Originally posted Nov 23, 2010 Published in issue #1131 Dec 03, 2010 Order article reprints
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