Ringside

Ringside

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RINGSIDE looks at the dangerous, volatile world of Chicago’s South Side from the perspective of two remarkably gifted young boxers and the fathers who train them; as one begins a rising career in the ring, the other serves an eight-year-prison sentence for criminal trespass and burglary. This award-winning documentary chronicles the dramatic upbringing of boxing prodigies Kenneth Sims Jr. and Destyne Butler Jr., and their aspirations of surviving on the dangerous South Side of Chicago to achieve boxing glory. Filmed over the course of nine years, the film is a complex, emotional account of two youths, along with the fathers who trained them, who are on divergent paths and fighting to survive both professionally and personally.