El Púgil (The Boxer)
Written, directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker, Angel Manuel Soto, El Púgil (which literally means a hand-to-hand combatant in Spanish — or a boxer) tells the come up story of super featherweight, Puerto Rican boxer, Angel “Tito” Acosta. Following Acosta from his humble beginnings in the Barrio Obrero in Santurce to becoming a world champion, the Spanish-language short film shows how a boy who had to quit school because he was too poor to pay tuition found his life’s passion in boxing and used it to get to the top.
Thurs. 4/21 – 5:45 PM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-10
Fri. 4/22 – 6:15 PM – Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4
Sat. 4/23 – 11:45 AM – Regal Cinemas Battery Park