We are pleased to present Cincinnati-filmmaker Mark Hood's HARDFACE.
For over thirty years, the Falcone family has run a boxing program for youth escaping life on the streets, hoping for a shot as professional fighters. Richard ‘Hardface’ Mason is the driving force behind this feature-length documentary as fighter-turned-trainer at Cincinnati’s struggling Northside Boxing Gym.
Shot on 16mm film, Hardface explores the enduring bond between fighter and trainer, providing an inside look at the amateur boxing experience. Two promising young fighters embark on the journey to become the gym's next champions. The past merges with the present through family archive footage and interviews, revealing why Falcone's fighters 'always come home.'
This movie is prefaced by the short film ANY WEDNESDAY. Please stay after for a Q&A with filmmakers from both films!
Single screen passes are $10 to this screening, and available online here by selecting "Hardface." Passholders do not need to purchase an additional ticket.