Thursday, July 29, 2010
US-Mexican Boxing-Themed Film Debuts in DC Friday!
There will be a boxing-themed movie that will come to DC's Landmark E Street Theater (555 11th ST, NW) tomorrow (Friday). The film is called Chamaco (The Kid) and it is described as "a timeless story of redemption and hope, struggle and triumph, told in the gritty world of boxing." The film tells the story of a father and son who overcome their differences to rescue a young Mexican teenager with big boxing dreams off the hard streets of Mexico City.
Starring in this US-Mexican production is Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Michael Madsen (Donnie Brasco), with a special appearance by four-time world champion Marco Antonio Barrera, who plays himself. A number of the boxing scenes were shot in Barrera's gym in Mexico City.
The film will play in DC until August 5. My thanks to Kirk Harris (who is also in the film) for the information.