Must see TV: Frederick Wiseman’s “Boxing Gym” on PBS!
The American documentary filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman’s latest film is called “Boxing Gym.” Released in 2010, the film presents an unfettered look at Lord’s Gym in Austin, Texas.
The gym is owned and operated by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer who opened the gym over 16 years ago. It accommodates a cross-section of boxers: young and old, men and women, plus an array of kids, all of whom come to the gym for reasons running from fitness on through training for amateur and professional fights!
The film is a loving portrayal of what many of us think of as our home away from home where camaraderie, focus and hard work are our daily diet, not to mention a dream or two.
PBS will be airing the film in its entirety @ 9:00 PM on Thursday, June 16th (Eastern Standard Time). Check local listings for an exact time if you are out of the New York City Area.
For a link to a nice piece on the film click here.