The Featherweight / Featherweight

The Featherweight

Synopsis : Set in the mid-1960s, The Featherweight presents a gripping chapter in the true-life story of Italian-American boxer Willie Pep—the winningest fighter of all time—who, down and out in his mid-40s and with his personal life in shambles, decides to make a return to the ring, at which point a documentary camera crew enters his life. Painstakingly researched and constructed, the film is a visceral portrait of the discontents of twentieth-century American masculinity, fame and self-perception.

Awards : Venice International Film Festival

Director : Robert Kolodny
Screenplay : Steve Loff
DOP : Adam Kolodny
Editor : Robert Greene
Cast : James Madio, Ruby Wolf, Keir Gilchrist, Ron Livingston, Stephen Lang, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Shari Albert, Imma Aiello

Robert Kolodny

Robert Kolodny is American Director, Writer and Cinematographer. His feature film directorial debut, The Featherweight premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. He served as Director of Photography for many films and has also directed various award-winning films and documentaries. He has created and publicly displayed site-specific fine art video installations in collaboration with Cecilia Vicuña, that have been shown on exhibition at The MoMA (NYC), and more. Robert is also a Professor at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.


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