Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2016
Film Length: 116 min.
Director: Ben Younger
Featuring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Ted Levine.
Bleed for This recounts one of the greatest and most unlikely comeback stories in sports history. Rhode Island native Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza is a world champion boxer who rises to stardom after winning two world title fights. At the peak of his career, a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine and he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life. Discussion with producer Bruce Cohen
Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater