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