By Thea Rodgers
Girlfight is a reverse Billy Eliot story about a disaffected Brooklyn teenager who, after picking up her brother at a boxing gym one afternoon, finds a passion for life through training to be a boxer. This award-winning indie film stars a young Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious, Avatar) in her acting debut and was produced by Emerson alum Sarah Green (The Tree of Life, Frida).
In this critically acclaimed Spanish-language drama, Pilar struggles to stay away from her violent husband as he works to control his anger. Take My Eyes highlights the simplicity and complexity of domestic violence as husband and wife come to terms with what it means to love one another in spite of themselves.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
This Oscar-award-winning film stars Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood as an aspiring boxer and her gruff and as-yet unsuccessful trainer who find redemption and closure through their journey to the boxing championships.
The Wholehearted will play at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box at the Paramount Center from April 17-27, 2014. For more information and tickets, visit our website here.