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Boxing Gym
Famed documentary maker Frederick Wiseman directs his camera on Richard Lord's Austin boxing gym.
"...Doc-maker laureate Frederick Wiseman's latest, filmed locally at Lord's Gym, is not so far removed from his last, La..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sillakh Wants To Change the Way You Look at Boxing
And save his sport in the process
"...enlightened modern sports enthusiast, and you think you know boxing. You think the "sweet science" is anything but. You..."

April 26, 2012 Sports Post by Kenny Pailes

Roy Jones Jr. Knows What Boxing Needs To Survive
And he wants Austin's help
"...This Friday, April 27, living boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. is bringing ESPN’s Friday Night..."

April 25, 2012 Sports Post by Kenny Pailes

A History of Violence
AFS Documentary Tour presents Boxing Gym
"...Wiseman's latest film, the 91-minute-long Boxing Gym, was shot here in Austin at Lord's Gym,..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Only God Forgives
Drive's Nicolas Winding Refn reunites again with Ryan Gosling and adds Kristin Scott Thomas to the mix for this descent into heartlessness.
"...name is Julian and he operates a Muay Thai boxing gym in Bangkok (where the entire film is set),..."

July 19, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

413 Fitness Brings the Fight Against Parkinson’s Into the Ring
Meet the local gym reinventing senior fitness
"...founder and owner Kristi Richards. From battle ropes to boxing gloves, Richards’ gym offers a unique workout regimen for..."

Aug. 13, 2019 Sports Post by Katelyn Landry

James Kirkland Has the Look of a Champ
"...always fighting,” said Kirkland. “[I like] going to the boxing gym and being around civilized people. Now, I tend..."

Aug. 19, 2008 Sports Post by Christopher Bond

Wild Bill Gets in the Ring
Rock opera births boxing video trilogy
"...Wild Bill Ogden is a serious boxing fan and by that we mean he’s logged countless..."

Sept. 18, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Overthinking Man's Fighter
Floyd Patterson biographer W.K. Stratton explains the appeal of boxing's gentleman eccentric
"...In late September 1962, Floyd Patterson, the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history, boarded a plane for Madrid. Only..."

July 6, 2012 Books Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Monrovia, Indiana
Frederick Wiseman's passive observation gets mired in rural life
"...as a state mental hospital (1967’s Titicut Follies), Lord’s Gym in Austin (2010’s Boxing Gym), and a hallowed American..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Girlfight
"...In this time of the curious resurgence of the boxing movie, it's easy to see why Girlfight has risen..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Southpaw
This boxer's story is familiar, but Jake Gyllenhaal is all new
"...make Southpaw a contender if not a champion among boxing films...."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

On the Ropes
"...Directed by: Brett Morgen and Nannette Burstein. Boxing, that peculiar sport that engenders both brutality and balletic..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Playing Through
At 10 years old, Robert D'Lorm didn't learn how to box to beat up the bullies at school; he learned how to box so he wouldn't have to
"...Before he took up boxing, Robert D'Lorm was a sweet, shy, baby-faced boy who..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

Between Worlds
Cine las Americas Festival of New Latin American Cinema
"...where at the age of seven, he fell into boxing. It turns out he was good at it. Very..."

April 21, 2000 Screens Feature

Play it to the Bone
"...film never finds its unique twist on the familiar boxing story about a misbegotten palooka who gets one more..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Million Dollar Baby
Glorious performances and Eastwood's confident direction result in a film that transcends the rules of its genre and shows us, with an unvarnished simplicity, how human beings struggle to come to terms with the unthinkable.
"...story is set in the unfamiliar world of female boxing. The movie’s central relationship is between Frankie Dunn (Eastwood),..."

Jan. 28, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

City Hall
Frederick Wiseman's epic dive into Boston politics is your new West Wing
"...mosaics from a very specific point of entry. A boxing gym, a mental institution, a police department, a farming..."

Nov. 6, 2020 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

In Memoriam: Jan Reid
Remembering the legendary author and Texas Monthly writer
"...To use the vernacular of boxing – the sport Jan Reid so loved – he..."

Sept. 21, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Blade to the Heat
The Nushank Theater Collective produces a cast of powerful performers for its production of Oliver Mayer's glove love drama Blade to the Heat.
"...amphitheatre seating in the "wonderful warehouse" passes for the boxing arena where half the action takes place, the expansive..."

April 12, 2002 Arts Review by Rob Curran

Austin Restaurateurs Stake Their Claim in Lockhart
Deep in the heart of barbecue city
"...Brock Building (1898) – what was once a dirt-floor boxing gym, among many other things – lurks Little Trouble...."

June 24, 2022 Food Feature by Evan Rodriguez

Saturday Night Is Fight Night at the Erwin Center
"...also serve as the official kickoff for the Texas Boxing Commission's 75th anniversary celebrations. Those being honored by the..."

June 20, 2008 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Looking at People Looking at Art
Frederick Wiseman’s extraordinary National Gallery screens Sunday
"...hospital, the Paris Opera Ballet) and small (Austin’s Lord’s Gym) are well worth the often three-hour-long running times...."

Jan. 9, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

'Justified' Recap: 'Truth and Consequences'
Handling snakes and secrets can be dangerous
"...both of them he’s got an appointment at the gym later with Lindsey’s ex...."

Jan. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Virginia B. Wood

Fantasia Review: The Fight Machine
A face-smashing, heartbreaking collision in slow motion
"...the face? That's half the story of brutal bare-knuckle boxing drama The Fight Machine. The other half is a..."

Aug. 12, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Review: Cameraperson
Doc cinematographer reflects on work and reality
"...and Jasper, Texas, are mixed with footage from a boxing gym in Queens, semiotician Jacques Derrida in Manhattan, a..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Mr. League
Alamo Drafthouse honcho Tim League on debates, distro, and the change in venue
"...cinematic lore – will be held at a nearby boxing gym. League is a veteran of the fights, having..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Festival Picks
Cine las Americas previews
"...more ambition than money, and the owner of the boxing gym that could take Abner under his wing waves..."

April 16, 2010 Screens Feature

Further Reflections
"...time with friends and girls to spar at the gym. For quiet, explosive Jose, the battle is a darker..."

March 26, 1999 Screens Feature

Not Boxed In
Although filmmaker Carlos Avila grew up in Echo Park, only 10 miles from Hollywood, it couldn't have seemed farther away. With Price of Glory, Avila has finally arrived.
"...young sons. He coaches his boys for Pee Wee boxing tournaments with paternal care, cleaved with the angry sting..."

March 31, 2000 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

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