The Featherweight

Robert Kolodny

Set in the mid-1960s, “The Featherweight” presents a gripping chapter in the true-life story of Italian-American boxer Willie Pep—the winningest fighter of all time—who, down and out in his mid-40s and with his personal life in shambles, decides to make a return to the ring, at which point a documentary camera crew enters his life. Painstakingly researched and constructed, the film is a visceral portrait of the discontents of 20th-century American masculinity, fame, and self-perception.


*Screening in person only.*