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Tapia Documentary: Demand Brings Additional Screenings
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Executive Producers Lou DiBella and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson present the documentary - Tapia - which is getting five star reviews at the 2013 LA Film Festival. Due to popular demand, additional screenings have been added for Saturday and tickets/information can be found here - http://filmguide.lafilmfest.com/tixSYS/2013/xslguide/eventnote?EventNumber=2210

Albuquerque-born boxer Johnny Tapia's life was a maelstrom of turmoil. The glory of his punishing ring prowess and handful of world titles across three weight classes forever jockeyed with personal demons: his mother's kidnapping and murder when he was 8, drug addiction, mental illness and suicide attempts.

Before the fighter's tragic death last year at the age of 45, director Eddie Alcazar spent time with Tapia researching a biopic. What would become his last interviews are now the beating heart of Alcazar's gripping, elegiac documentary. In it, the bedeviled, soft-spoken champion opens up about the severe ups and downs of a life in which the strategic ferocity of the ring may have been the only true sanctuary for a soul routinely beaten down outside the ropes.



 

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comment by TonyPeri, on 06-22-2013
Sounds good. The Vinnie Curto documentary rocks. Hard to beat

comment by ihatebobarum, on 06-22-2013
it sounds deep.

comment by -MarGODitO-, on 06-22-2013
[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali]I want to see this more than any other boxing related film....[/QUOTE] Last time I felt about a documentary like this was Mike Tysons TYSON. Hope they release this nation wide

comment by Sugar Adam Ali, on 06-22-2013
I want to see this more than any other boxing related film....

comment by messenger, on 06-22-2013
I can't wait to see this!

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