02/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mike Tyson Does Sundance

The movie, "Tyson," directed by James Toback, screened earlier on Saturday to a packed house of about 450 at a the town library, where the film was screened. Mr. Tyson spoke briefly afterward, but the real event was simply his presence.

"Mike Tyson's coming in!" Pierce Brosnan said as he left the supper club from an earlier dinner honoring his own movie, "The Greatest," shortly before Mr. Tyson walked in through a crowd of gawkers.

The new film tries mightily to find a redemption story in Mr. Tyson's rise, fall and reconciliation with his demons. "The regeneration, reconstruction and rehabilitation of a great spirit is always possible," Mr. Toback said, summing up his movie's moral during cocktail hour at the supper club.

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