"Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson" with Dennis Watlington
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson
(Dir. Barbara Kopple, 1993, 93 min.)
He was the best loved boxing champion since Muhammad Ali. But Mike Tyson's extraordinary rise to fame was matched by his shocking fall from grace. His controversial story, from juvenile to international hero to convicted rapist, is told here in full. Through rare footage and exclusive interviews, director Barbara Kopple explores the legend: young Mike's relationship with his 'half-crazy, half-blind' mentor Gus D'Amato, his phenomenal killer instinct, his tumultuous marriage to actress Robin Givens, his association with Don King and eventual rape charge that brought him down.
Followed by discussion with co-producer on "Fallen Champ", Dennis Watlington. Watlington is a screenwriter, producer, documentary filmmaker, and author of the memoir "Chasing America: Notes from a Rock 'n' Soul Integrationist"
Don't miss out on the rest of Jock Docs: Boxing, a series curated by Laura Coxson which runs April 14 -17.
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