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CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS

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CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS

  • Directed by Bartle Bull
  • Starring James Wilkins, Nisa Rodriguez, Titus Williams
  • 2017 | 100mins | USA | rated (PG)

Please Note: Friday 22nd March screening will feature an intro from Director Bartle Bull.


The award winning "dream team" of documentary talent (VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, CITIZENFOUR, RESTREPO, CAMERAPERSON, QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, RACING DREAMS, CARTEL LAND etc.) captures the epic story of three young people fighting for their lives in the oldest, biggest, most important amateur boxing tournament in the world: New York’s Daily News Golden Gloves.


CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS follows three extraordinary, inspiring individuals—James Wilkins, Nisa Rodriguez, and Titus Williams—on an urban odyssey through a ten-week tournament, founded in 1927, that has produced more professional world champions than the Olympic Games.


Telling a compelling story of dreams, heartbreak, and redemption, the result is a unique work of art. CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS is edge-of-the-seat drama with the polish of a Hollywood feature film and the intimacy of a gritty cinéma vérité classic.


Winner: Film of the Festival, Manchester Film Festival 2019

Winner: Best Documentary Feature, Manchester Film Festival, March 2019