On Tuesday, September 18, the South Street Seaport Museum in New York presents "Pugilists and Popcorn", a forum on boxing cinema presented by Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820-Present in association with the South Street Seaport; film clips and lively discussion on Hollywood’s fascination with the sweet science.
Panelists will include: Tony LoBianco- Played Rocky Marciano in the film "Marciano". "Irish" Micky Ward- Champion fighter, currently a trainer. A movie entitled "The Fighter" is currently being made starring Mark Wahlberg & Matt Damon, who will portray Micky in his life story. Maureen Shea- Undefeated female contender; she trained Hilary Swank for the Academy award winning movie, "Million Dollar Baby". Lou DiBella- Boxing promoter, appeared as himself in the 2006 movie "Rocky Balboa". Budd Schulberg- Author, screenwriter of "On the Waterfront" and the "The Harder They Fall".
The panel discussion takes place at the Down Town Association on 60 Pine Street, NY, NY 10005.
The South Street Seaport Museum is located at 12 Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan, NY, NY, 10038. To access the museum by subway, take 2, 3, 4, 5, J, Z, or M to Fulton Street; A and C to Broadway-Nassau. Walk east on Fulton Street to Water Street. By bus, take M15 (South Ferry-bound) down Second Ave. to Fulton Street.
Tickets: $35 and $50 VIP (vip ticket also includes private tour of exhibit; refreshments included in price of admission). 6:00 PM tour at the South Street Seaport Museum, 7:30 PM panel discussion at the Down Town Association. Please no jeans or sneakers. Contact: Carol Rauscher, 212-748-8776, email@example.com for tickets or to learn more.