Directed by Frederick Wiseman
Synopsis: The subject of the film is an Austin, Texas institution, Lord’s Gym, which was founded sixteen years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges, business men and women, immigrants, professional boxers and people who want to become professional boxers alongside amateurs who love the sport and teenagers who are trying to develop strength and assertiveness. The gym is an example of the American “melting pot” where people meet, talk, and train.
Film Presence will partner with mTuckman Media and Zipporah Films to bring Frederich Wiseman’s 39th film, Boxing Gym, to the forefront of cultural attention through partnerships and collaborations with boxing gyms and athletic institutions. Additionally, Film Presence will help locate niche publicity both from the world of boxing and from cultural outlets to highlight Frederick Wiseman’s robust filmmaking career. BOXING GYM is a co-production for PBS of KO Films, Inc., Thirteen/WNET and in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS).