Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Out of the Basement: Film Screening and After Party

I've seen each of these DC made, DC inspired short films and they are excellent! Out of the Basement and Into the Lime Light follow two DC boxers as they train and emerge from the local scene in search of success in the greater boxing world. Proceeds from the screening will benefit the programs at the Lime Light Boxing and Fitness, the Columbia Heights gym each boxer trained at. The screening will be at Gala Theater, 3333 14th St NW, tomorrow (Nov 20) at 7:30 PM. $10.

From the organizers:

"Join us for a screening of Out of the Basement and Into the Lime Lite, documentary shorts about two DC fighters from a Lime Lite Boxing and Fitness. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will benefit Lime Lite, a very amazing gym and youth program in the heart of Columbia Heights. Afterwards there will be an after party with Anthology of Booty DJs and food generously donated by the Coupe. 

Into the Lime Lite follows two-time USA Boxing Champion Malik Jackson as he prepares for a tough match in the Belfast Beltway Classic. Out of the Basement follows Greg Newby, as he embarks on a pro-boxing career after a fall from grace. Both train at Lime Lite, a Columbia Heights boxing gym. The films feature music from local musicians including Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Death Fix), The Evens, and Buildings. 

All proceeds will benefit Lime Lite Boxing & Fitness. Lime Lite Boxing & Fitness is dedicated to helping DC's youth mature in a structured environment to keep them safe and physically and mentally fit. 

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. | Films will screen at 8 p.m. | All ages."