New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2024

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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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    99 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Robert Kolodny
  • Screenwriter
    Steve Loff
  • Producer
    Bennett Elliott, Robert Greene, Steve Loff, James Madio, Asger Hussain, Steve James
  • Filmmaker
    Robert Kolodny
  • Cast
    James Madio, Ruby Maxine Wolf, Ron Livingston, Stephen Lang, Lawrence Gillard, Jr.