RINGSIDE looks at the dangerous, volatile world of Chicago’s South Side from the perspective of two remarkably gifted young boxers and the fathers who train them. As one tries to make the Olympic Team, the other begins an eight-year-prison sentence for criminal trespass and burglary.
The film follows these young hopefuls and their fathers, coaches and families over the course of six years as they meet with success and failure, as they overcome hurdles and reach for ever more promising futures.
Developed at EURODOC 2011
LENGTH 90 & 52 minutes
PRODUCTION Sutor Kolonko, Motto Pictures
PRODUCERS Ingmar Trost, Julie Goldman
COMMISSIONING EDITOR Jutta Krug (WDR)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY André Hörmann
DOP Thomas Bergmann
SUPPORTED BY Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Tribeca ESPN Prize, IDA Pare Lorentz, Blue Ice Film Fund, Catapult
USA / Germany 2019