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China Heavyweight
Phone (617) 267-9300
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China Heavyweight

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 6:00p to 7:30p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

China Heavyweight by Yung Chang (China, 2012, 89 min.). In portraying boxing as both a sport and an art form, this stunning documentary highlights the multi-faceted experiences of China's stars in the Sichuan Province. Following the life of Qi Moxiang, a former boxing champion, and his two students, the film explores how they grapple with the fear of failure and the desire for victory. Cinematically rich and intimate, China Heavyweight is both a thrilling sports drama and beautiful portrait of an… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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(no rating) September 19, 2012 - Boston.com - Janice Page, Globe Staff

No one drinks a raw egg in “China Heavyweight.” No one yells “Yo, Adrian!” either. But the new movie from Chinese-
Canadian director Yung Chang (“Up the Yangtze”) has much more in common with Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” than it does with Frederick Wiseman’s “Boxing Gym.”

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