April 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm
The Tropic Cinema is proud to be a Screening Partner for the 2018-19 Southern Circuit, a touring festival bringing the best of new independent film to communities across the South. Our 2019 slate of Southern Circuit films continues with Bartle Bull’s debut feature, “Cradle of Champions.”
“Cradle of Champions” follows three extraordinary, inspiring individuals—James Wilkins, Nisa Rodriguez, and Titus Williams—on a three-month odyssey through the New York Daily News Golden Gloves—the biggest, oldest, most important amateur boxing tournament in the world. Telling a compelling story of dreams, heartbreak, and redemption, the result is an edge-of-the-seat drama with the polish of a Hollywood feature film and the intimacy of a gritty cinéma vérité classic.
“[B]oth a stirring sports doc and a rich nonfiction drama, populated by characters who could have stepped out of a Damon Runyon story.” —Los Angeles Times
6:00 // Complimentary Champagne Reception
6:30 // Screening
Post-Screening // Q&A with director Bartle Bull*
*Guests subject to change — all screenings will feature filmmaker Q&As