October 16 - 19

81 min.

Tickets

Member $10 | General $13

An adored father and mechanic in the guts of a Washington State ferry boat by day, Joe Carman tires himself to the bone by night, readying himself for bruising competitive mixed martial arts bouts. Pushing 40 and struggling to justify his lifestyle to his fed-up family, he can only offer that his brutal chosen hobby is ”the only time in my life when I feel proud of myself.” Shot over three years with visceral, immersive cinematography and stirring editing, every physical and emotional blow in Joe’s life lands hard. Loyola grad Jeff Unay’s portrait of this fighter up against the ropes ducks the tired trappings and offers an unforgettable look at the punishment we endure in pursuit of self-respect, over the cheap thrills of victory. -NS

Filmmaker scheduled to attend

PRD: Andrea Meditch, James Orara, Ariel Sultan, David Teague, Jeff Unay; DP: Jeff Unay; ED: David Teague