Published: March 30, 2009
If you’re in New York City next Monday, April 6, come see a sneak preview screening of TYSON, with filmmaker James Toback in person. This is the most candid, intimate portrait of Tyson ever filmed, with great footage spanning his entire life and career. A great chance to see the movie a few weeks before its official April 24 release.
This is presented by Museum of the Moving Image.
Monday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
With James Toback in person
At AMC Loews 34th Street Theater,
312 W 34th Street, Manhattan
2009, 90 mins. 35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. With Mike Tyson. James Toback, one of America’s most provocative filmmakers and screenwriters (Fingers, The Gambler, Bugsy, Black and White) has consistently explored the extremes of human behavior and psychology. For this innovative documentary portrait, he finds a perfect subject in Mike Tyson, the heavyweight boxing champion who grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and went through a rollercoaster career filled with fame and controversy. Toback’s empathy with his subject results in a remarkably candid and revealing portrait of a man filled with surprising contradictions.
Tickets: $12 Museum members/Free for Sponsor-level and above/$18 public. Order tickets online or by calling 718.784.4520.
Note: the Museum’s homepage is www.movingimage.us, if there’s any trouble with the link above.