Dir. Bartle Bull - 100min - 2017 - USA
An award winning team of documentary talent, responsible for films including 'Citizenfour', 'Restrepo', 'Cameraperson' and 'Queen of Versailes', captures the story of three young people fighting for their lives in the oldest amateur boxing tournament in the world: New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves.
'Cradle of Champions' follows James Wilkins, Nisa Rodriguez, and Titus William, on an urban odyssey through a ten-week tournament, founded in 1927, that has produced more professional world champions than the Olympic Games.
Telling a compelling story of dreams, heartbreak, and redemption, the result is a unique work of art. 'Cradle of Champions' is edge-of-the-seat drama with the polish of a Hollywood feature film and the intimacy of a gritty cinéma vérité classic.
"This triumphant film is almost an advertisement for the incredible power the sport has in working-class communities." Little White Lies http://ow.ly/1fbr50BERbM