SVA is hosting the inaugural Shadow Box Film Festival, taking place November 30 – December 1 at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. During two jam-packed days of screenings, 30 boxing-themed films—including 11 features from a total of nine countries—will be shown.
Among the highlights are three documentaries: The Good Son (watch a trailer below), based on the recent book about Ray Mancini and his tragic 1982 fight with Duek Koo Kim; Buffalo Girls, which tells the story of two young girls from rural Thailand who are forced into boxing to help support their impoverished families; and Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears, on which SVA alumnus Quenell Jones (BFA 2003 Film and Video) served as director of photography.
In addition, Oscar-winning director Leon Gast, best known for his documentary When We Were Kings, about the 1974 heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, will screen a highlight reel of his work on Saturday, December 1.
For the full schedule of films and to buy tickets, visit boxingfilmfest.com.