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This movie is really about the American dream. It’s just a little more extreme than the American dream.@TimCredeur
It’s not uncommon in documentary films for a director to remain emotionally attached to a subject long after the cameras stop rolling.
But Michael Tucker, the New York-based filmmaker who co-directed Fightville with Petra Epperlein, admits he has continued to follow the career of professional mixed martial arts fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Dustin Poirier with something bordering on obsession.
Fightville shines a sympathetic light on the rough-and-tumble world of mixed martial arts, following the early careers of two fighters, a trainer and promoter in Louisiana.
Poirier, who Tucker calls the “star” of the film, has gone on to great success on the UFC circuit, where he’s ranked in the Top 5 of his weight class.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7PM
Director Michael Tucker in attendance!
Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road Northwest
Fighting, if not rage, is a culture, for boys and soldiers and entertaining warriors. They craft their heroic self-images carefully.
Well, it’s finally happened. A movie may have gotten me into MMA. It wasn’t Never Back Down or Redbelt, and it certainly wasn’t Randy Couture in The Expendables. I’d seen some of the real matches but the footage captured in the documentary Fightville actually articulated the nuance and grace of the format.