I Beat Mike Tyson

"If you take “The Fighter” and strip off its melodramatic arc and the stars’ and the industry’s self-regard, then compress what’s left into 12 poetically concise minutes, you get something almost as good, almost as grown-up, as “I Beat Mike Tyson."  - Boston Globe

Press

ESPN - "Making of Interview"
SHORT OF THE WEEK - Review
THE ATLANTIC In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson in front of hundreds of thousands of people. Then he disappeared. Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevinʼs body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight. This lyrical film finds a boxer at the end of his career – engaging in the Sisyphean task that is his life.

Credits


DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER:  JOSHUA Z WEINSTEIN
CO-PRODUCER:   NATE CONWAY
ADDʼL CINEMATOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHER: YONI BROOK
COMPOSER:    JOHN FERRARA
CONSULTING EDITOR:  FRANCISCO BELLO
COLORIST:  SETH RICART
SOUND MIXER:  JOHN BOSCH

Screening Dates


BOSTON UNIVERSITY 03/29/13 7PM
BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 02/19/13 5:30 PM
RERUN THEATER, NY, NY 11/30/12 - 12/06/12
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT ARTS TOUR
11/5/12 City of Suwanee Suwanee, GA
11/6/12 Madison Morgan Cultural Center Madison, GA
11/8/12 Capri Theatre Montgomery, AL
11/9/12 Greater Gallatin, Inc. Gallatin, TN
11/13/12 Tupelo Film Commission Tupelo, MS
11/14/12 LSU Union Theater Baton Rouge, LA
11/15/12 Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Charleston, SC
CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 9/28/12 10:00 AM
NYC ROOFTOP FILMS 06/02/12 08:00pm
HOT DOCS
04/30/12 9:45pm
05/01/12 4:15pm
05/05/12 6:30pm
IIF BOSTON
04/26/12 9:30pm
04/27/12 9:30pm