• The Cage Fighter

    Directed by Jeff Unay
    US | 83 minutes | True Stories

This powerhouse documentary follows 40-year-old Joe Carman, whose life is guided by his obsession: mixed martial arts. Though his family begs him to stop, it’s only in the ring that Joe feels proud of himself. A fascinating journey into the psyche of a man willing to risk everything for one more fight.

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January 5, 2018 8:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

This powerhouse documentary follows 40-year-old Joe Carman, a blue-collar Seattle family man whose life is guided by a single obsession: mixed martial arts. His wife, who’s battling a bone disease, begs him to stop. His four daughters hate to see him beat up in the ring by younger, stronger opponents. His alcoholic bully of a father belittles him. He’s promised over and over to quit, and then, training in secret, gone back to the cage, addicted to the violent confrontations. For fighting provides the only release in a life beset by woes—only in the ring does he feel proud of himself.

Filmmaker Jeff Unay, who filmed over the course of three years, was given access to the most intimate moments in the Carman family drama, and his scenes pack a heavyweight emotional punch. The Cage Fighter is a fascinating, triumphant journey into the psyche of a man willing to risk everything he has for one more fight.

In competition for the Schlesinger Award.

film details

Country: US
Year: 2017
Running Time: 83 minutes
Language: English
Director: Jeff Unay
Producers: James Orara, Jeff Unay
Cinematographers: Jeff Unay
Editor: David Teague
Music: Ben Winwood
Website: https://www.thecagefighterfilm.com/home

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