Jun 15, 2013
In the 1980s, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was the world lightweight boxing champ, an adoring public considered him a national hero, the real-life Rocky. Born and raised on the rough streets of Youngstown, Ohio, Mancini was cast as the savior of a sport: a righteous kid in a corrupt game. The champ who fought for those left behind in busted-out mill towns across America. But on November 13, 1982, in a brutal battle at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas everything changed when Mancini’s challenger, Duk Koo Kim, went down in the 14th round and never regained consciousness. Three months later, Kim’s despondent mother took her own life. The deaths would haunt Ray and impact his carefully crafted image, suddenly transforming boxing’s All-American Boy into a pariah.
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg5GkJI0fZE
Tickets can be purchased at: https://gathr.us/series/arlington-previews
WHAT: The Gathr Preview Series introduces the Acclaimed Documentary The Good Son: The Tragic Story of Boxer Ray ‘Boom Boom” Mancini. Ray Mancini will be available for interviews and photo ops prior to the screening and will participate in a post screening Q&A. If interested, please let us know as we would love to have the support of the region’s print media!
WHO: Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini
WHEN: Monday, June 17, 2013
7:00 PM Pre-Screening Interviews/Photo Ops
7:30 PM Screening Begins
9:00 PM Post-Screening Q&A With Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini
WHERE: Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA
Box Office 781-646-4849
Media Contact: David Stamps / 323-512-4100
ABOUT GATHR PREVIEW SERIES
The Gathr Preview Series gives audiences in select cities including Pittsburgh, the chance to see the best new independent cinema in theaters before anyone else - even before the NYC and LA releases. Think of it as your year-round film festival, movie club, and mid-week date night all rolled into one! Join us, bring your friends, and be the first to see the movies everyone will be talking about! A new film every week! 4 films per month * Members get free tickets and guaranteed seats to each screening * Frequent Post-screening discussions and surprise screenings * Limited memberships available - less than $5 per movie.