First Festival Screening – November 8, 2015 @ 4:00 PM at The Cinema Village
Last Festival Screening – November 11, 2015 @ 8:30 PM at The JCC Manhattan
Founded in a bomb shelter in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Boxing Club brings together hundreds of teens from all around the city. For many of these young people, the desire to excel and to win the national championship is nourished by the tough training and boundless love of Gershon Luxemburg, club manager and trainer, who claims that “nobody comes to box without a reason.” Jerusalem Boxing Club follows four teens from different walks of Israeli life as they learn from Gershon, call his club home, and compete together for the national title.
Director – Helen Yanovsky