Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Ant-Society presents: Golden Gloves (1977)

A moving portrait of a promising young boxer.

We see him reeling after his first victory, certain of his impending fame and fortune. We also see the boy after his first big loss and his recognition that its really going to be hard for him to support himself while boxing. The tape is incredibly intimate and seems to sum up not only the hardships faced by inner-city project dwellers, but also the general loss of idealism faced by all young adults.

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