Free film showing of Beautiful Boxer

Beatufiul Boxer

Presented by Richmond BJJ Academy and The Lucent Phoenix

February 9th
at Gallery5
200 W Marshall St

Potluck begins 6PM
Muay Thai demonstration 7PM
Film showing begins 7:30PM

Richmond BJJ Academy
, will be performing the Muay Thai demonstration before the film.

Film info
"Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgender kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is a poignant action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman.

Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol (affectionately known as Nong Toom in Thailand) sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai boxing) to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of total femininity. Touching, funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk and grueling days in boxing camps. Shot in 9 provinces across Thailand and in Tokyo, the film also features a series of explosive matches where Nong Toom knocks out most of his opponents in Thailand and Japan."

"Beatiful Boxer The Film." 14 January 2010. http://www.beautifulboxer-themovie.com/.

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