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Ringside film still


  •   André Hörmann
  •   Germany, United States

Call it Hoop Dreams for boxing. Like its famous predecessor, Ringside isn’t just a story about two aspiring young Chicago black athletes as they experience the successes and setbacks of life and sport over several years. It also delivers an emotional gut-punch as it chronicles the travails of Destyne Butler Jr. and Kenneth Sims Jr., as well as the hardworking fathers who stand by their side through every victory and defeat.

“An emotional gut-punch of a boxing documentary that follows what happens when the final bell rings, the crowd goes home and the gloves come off.”
-The Hollywood Reporter

Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director André Hörmann, Producer Ingmar Trost, and subjects Destyne Butler Jr., Destyne Butler Sr., and Kenneth Sims Jr.


Documentary Competition Sponsor

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Film Sponsor

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Film Patrons

Paul and Ellen Gignilliat

Event Information

Friday, October 18, 2019

  •   93 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

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