New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024 - THE FEATHERWEIGHT

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JUN 1, 2024
Online for 24 Hours and In-Person at 7PM!


Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Featherweight – Robert Kolodny (Brooklyn, New York)

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 twentieth-century American masculinity, fame and self-perception. 2023; 99 min.