CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS (2017)
1h 40min  |  Biography  Language: English

 

SYNOPSIS

Since the 1920s, New York City’s amateur boxers have competed for glory in the Golden Gloves. The legendary annual boxing tournament now lasts three months and attracts 500 fighters, among them Titus Williams, James Wilkins and Nisa Rodriguez. Director Bartle Bull and his collaborators, including acclaimed cinematographers Tom Hurwitz and Kirsten Johnson, follow these scrappy young athletes as they fight for their Golden Gloves dreams and the life-changing opportunities that may follow victory.

CAST & CREW

Stars - Brian Adams, Julio Salinas Albino, Teddy Atlas

Writer/Director - Bartle Bull

Featuring - Carolyn Brown, John Cage, Ashley Chen 

Cinematographer - Tom Hurwitz  
Music
- Marty Beller

Editing - Michael Levine

Producers - Alexander Acquavella, Nicholas Acquavella, Maiken Baird, Ellin Baumel, Megan Blackburn, Adam Clammer, John de Neufville, Robert Mortimer, Andreas Roald, Matias Rojas, Donald Rosenfeld, Nina Rosenwald, Sophocles Zoullas

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Feature Documentary, Best Film

DOC NYC 2017
Nominee - Metropolis Grand Jury Prize

Manchester International Film Festival (MANIFF) 2019
Winner - Festival Prize    Film of the Festival
Winner - Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017
Nominee - Jury Award, Best Documentary Film

PRESS REVIEW QUOTES

"This triumphant film is almost an advertisement for the incredible power the sport has in working-class communities."

LITTLE WHITE LIES

"A stirring sports doc and a rich nonfiction drama." LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Boxing fans will enjoy the brutal training and moving stories before the final clash." DAILY MAIL

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