The Boxer

1997, 113m, 35mm, U.S./Ireland

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Screened December 21–23, 2017

Effortlessly conveying authenticity, Sheridan and Day-Lewis’ third teaming was lensed by cinematographer Chris Menges on location in Ireland. Danny Flynn (Day-Lewis), out of prison after 14 years, feels the weight of his ties to both the IRA and lost love Emily Watson while reviving his boxing career as neighborhood coach and fighter in the ring. The actor’s matter-of-fact dedication to his character extended to training as a boxer years before filming began.

A film by Jim Sheridan