Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'Into the Lime Lite' Documentary Screens Wednesday

Photo courtesy of  filmmakers
A couple of weeks ago I got the chance to see a really great documentary short filmed in DC, about DC, by a DC film crew. The movie --Into the Lime Lite-- follows a local youth boxer as he trains at the Lime Lite gym in Columbia Heights, preparing for and competing in the Beltway Belfast Classic boxing tournament. 

Two things going for this film: 1) Engaging subject matter (who knew there was a full service youth boxing academy right here in mid town?), including boxer Malik Jackson, the focus of the story. Having won national events already, he's now training for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. And 2) The film making is just pitch perfect; lighting, music, pace and framing. The filmmakers are from the Institute for Documentary Filmmaking at GWU's Documentary Center.

Into the Lime Lite will be shown as part of the U Street Movie Series, tomorrow Wednesday, August 22 at 7:45 PM (actually, right at sundown). The location is Harrison Field at 13th and V NW, just north of the Ellington apartment building. Gates open at 7:00 PM. The film is short, so they'll  be showing a full length movie just afterwards; The American President

A great movie under the lights. Check it out!