"If you take “The Fighter” and strip off its melodramatic arc and the stars’ and the industry’s self-regard, then compress what’s left into 12 poetically concise minutes, you get something almost as good, almost as grown-up, as “I Beat Mike Tyson." - Boston Globe
In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson in front of hundreds
of thousands of people. Then he disappeared.
Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride,
raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevinʼs body is
deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.
This lyrical film finds a boxer at the end of his career – engaging in
the Sisyphean task that is his life.
Director/Cinematographer - Joshua Z Weinstein
Co-Producer - Nate Conway
Addn't Camera/Still Photography - Yoni Brook
Composer - John Ferrara
Colorist - Seth Ricart
Mixer - Jon Bosch
WORLD PREMIERE, HOT DOCS, APRIL 2012
US PREMIERE, IFF BOSTON, APRIL 2012
NYC PREMIERE, ROOFTOP FLMS, JUNE 2012
CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 2012
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT ARTS TOUR, 11/5/12-11/15/12
RERUN THEATER BROOKLYN, 11/30/12-12/06/12
Kriss Kross this isn’t. Lock up your daughters, America: these sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn are on a mission to rock your socks off. More on http://www.theavantgardediaries.com
Directed by Luke Meyer / Produced by Julia Wilczok & Tom Davis / Director of Photography: Hillary Spera / Camera Assistant: Matt Burke /Additional Filming by Luke Meyer / Location Sound Recordist: Guillermo Hernan Peña-Tapia / Edited by Harry Nelson / Music by Unlocking The Truth / Sound mix by Eben Bull / Special Thanks to Annette Jackson & Tracey Brickhouse