Sweet Science: Wiseman’s Boxing Gym is a Great Documentary

The past couple of days I’ve enjoyed Frederick Wiseman’s Boxing Gym, a 2010 documentary filled with fascinating characters and enrapturing sights and sounds. Manohla Davis, in a review of the film in The New York Times, wrote, “There are no frills here, just men, women and children of assorted colors, means, grace, beauty and abilities meeting among the heavy bags and peeling posters, their fists and feet drumming different time signatures.” The film was shot at Richard Lord’s Boxing Gym in Austin, Texas. Lord’s Gym has a Facebook Page. They also have a website. I took a screen shot:

My kind of place. Here’s the trailer for the documentary:

I watched the documentary on Kanopy. If you get a chance to see it for yourself, I recommend it.

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