Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Reviewing with Others Pt. 52: Brooklyn Girls Fight Club

Today's indie movie review is for the documentary Brooklyn Girls Fight Club. From the title and opening moments, I expected this narrator-free doc to center on an underground boxing/MMA club for young women. Instead, the two directors used their footage to craft a look at the sad and troubled lives of people who live in the notoriously-dangerous slum of Brownsville, Brooklyn.

BGFC is a fine documentary, although it's difficult viewing for anyone who, like me, grew up in a rough neighborhood and cares about the betterment of inner city minorities. No one should have to live with the certainty that they will always live in a neighborhood where violence can break out at any time.

Enough, already - my review was published today and you can read it here at Man, I Love Films.

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