Risen - 2011 OFF
Howard Winstone dreamed of becoming a boxer. Being from a poor family, struggling to make ends meet, Howard helped out by working weekends in a toy factory. And it was there his dream effectively came to an end. A machine malfunctioned and crushed Howard's fingers so severely he had to undergo amputation. He lost the tips of three fingers, meaning that hand could no longer make a proper fist. A severe blow to one who's ambitions were aimed at the ring. A depressed Howard had lost everything. But his father wouldn't let him gripe and soon got him punching a coal bag to keep his spirits up. Then, under the guidance of a new trainer, Eddie Thomas, and with the support of his father, he started to learn a new style and once again rise up victoriously through the amateur ranks.
By the time of his first professional fight he had completely changed the way he boxed and from there remarkably went on to become Champion of Britain and Europe.
As with any person who achieves great thing there is also a cost and Howard's was that of his marriage. At 16 he wed his childhood sweetheart Bennita, who stood by him and had four beautiful children with Howard. But when pressures got too much for both of them the relationship came to a dramatic end. The feature film moves between these two dynamic story lines, from potential to injury, from injury to domestic failure and career success.
Great Escape Theatre
7440 Crown Point Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134
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