While most eyes are glued to the blockbuster competitions and breakout athletes at the Rio Games, the Olympics are also full of unsung heros and quiet victories. One such victory comes in the form of two chefs and a journalist who have launched a program to use food waste from the Games to feed the hungry.
"Every boxer is someone's hero." It's a saying that's been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who walked out on a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, "No Mas (no more)." There's more to him than that controversial moment. This very well acted, entertaining and informative bio film reveals all: Rough childhood, abandonment issues, international champion, infamy, resurgence and hometown hero.
It's all there in Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and Jake Paltrow's ("Young Ones") long take documentary on the 50 year career of one of America's great innovative film directors. Triumphs and tragedies, back stories and back stabbing, mostly brutally honest, sometimes euphemistically elliptical, straight ahead, unblinking testimony laced with great film clips and stories of the emergence of the American New Wave.