The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the Chicago premiere of Boxing Gym, the 39th film by American documentary master Frederick Weisman. The film continues Wiseman's epic chronicle of social institutions by focusing on Lord's Gym, a cozy pugilistic establishment in Austin, Texas. A far cry from the macho haunts of mugs and lugs in old Hollywood movies, its clientele embraces all ages, gender, ethnicities, and income groups. The gym is home to a hard-punching granny, a baby-toting mom, a bullied teenager, a pair of poetry-discussing professors, and a pro trying to make a comeback, who all come together to make Boxing Gym one of Wiseman's warmest and most accessible films.
2010, Frederick Wiseman, USA, 91 min., Digital video
· Friday, Nov. 19--6:15 pm and 8:00 pm
· Saturday, Nov. 20--6:15 pm and 8:00 pm
· Sunday, Nov. 21--5:15 pm
· Monday, Nov. 22--6:15 pm and 8:00 pm
· Tuesday, Nov. 23--6:15 pm and 8:00 pm
· Wednesday, Nov. 24--6:15 pm and 8:00 pm
· Friday, Nov. 26--6:15 pm and 8:00 pm
· Saturday, Nov. 27--5:30 pm
· Sunday, Nov. 28--5:15 pm
Tickets are $10/general admission, $7/students, $5/ Film Center members. Tickets are available at the Film Center Box Office. Hours: 5pm-9pm Monday-Friday, 2pm-9pm Saturdays, 2pm-6pm Sunday.
Frederick Wiseman Discount! Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either Boxing Gym or La Danse, and get a ticket for any screening of the other Wiseman film at this discount rate (tickets must be purchased at the same time): General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second film only).
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL.