Friday, April 16th, 7:30pm
Dir. Barbara Kopple (1993)
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.
Q & A with Filmmaker Barbara Kopple