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On Set With Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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From inner-city housing projects to the biggest stages in boxing, Champs is an insightful and provocative documentary charting the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins, as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Hear them live at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Director Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor.

Hear a conversation with former boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, and boxing promoter Lou DiBella about life, rivalry and conflict both inside and out of the ring.

The following podcast contains adult language and content.

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About Tribeca Film Festival Live

Miss the chance to attend this year’s Tribeca Film Festival? WNYC has you covered. For the first time, we’ve partnered with the Festival to offer exclusive recordings of the best panels and events from Tribeca Talks, a series of conversations with prominent directors, producers, writers, actors and other film industry insiders.

The Festival podcasts will feature conversations with some of the most prolific and creative directors, producers, writers, actors and industry professionals in film including Academy Award® winners Ron Howard, Michael Douglas, and Aaron Sorkin; Academy Award®-nominated writer Terence Winter; Emmy®-Award-winners Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, and David Simon; as well as Congressman Barney Frank, and legendary boxers Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield. The Tribeca Talks panels and events will run during the 13th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, taking place April 16 – April 27 at locations around New York City.

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