Local filmmaker Adam Scorgie and legendary boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini present the Canadian-exclusive premier of The Good Son on October 27, 2012 in Kelowna, BC. This documentary tells the story of Mancini through his own words, and centers on the historic fight between Mancini and South Korean fighter Duk Koo Kim. The film features appearances by every major character in the story, along with longtime friends Mickey Rourke, Ed O’Neill and other celebrities.
Recently featured in The New York Times and an upcoming episode of 60 Minutes, this potential Oscar contender is timed to release in conjunction with the upcoming biography of Mancini by bestselling author Mark Kriegel, also titled The Good Son. The Good Son reveals never-before-seen details and developments in the stories of both Mancini and Kim. For the very first time, Duk Koo Kim’s son Ji Wan and fiancé Young Mi are interviewed on screen. Coming up on the thirty year anniversary of Mancini’s tragic fight with Duk Koo Kim, Kelowna’s exclusive screening will without a doubt be a piece of history in the making.
A limited amount of tickets are available for this Canadian-exclusive premier. Each ticket also offers VIP privileges to a private after party at Cabana Bar and Grille, which includes a meet and greet with Ray Mancini. Director Jesse James Miller and Producer Adam Scorgie will also be in attendance.
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Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was once the most famous sports figure in America, a man who captivated the public with a remarkable personal tale, and a fighter electrified anyone who saw him box through his courage in the ring. But everything changed – for Mancini, and his story – on November 13, 1982, in the 26th bout of his career, against a challenger from South Korea named Duk Koo Kim. 30 years after that fight, critically acclaimed bestselling author Mark Kriegel (Namath, Pistol) is revisiting the life of Mancini in the highly anticipated upcoming biography The Good Son. And a documentary film also entitled The Good Son, timed to the release of the book, will reveal new, never-before-seen details and developments in the stories of both Mancini and Kim.
Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini will be in attendance at Kelowna Film Screening in Kelowna, BC.
Where: Landmark 8 Cinemas (525 British Columbia 97, West Kelowna)
When: Saturday, October 27th – 7:15 PM
How Much: $35
Tickets: Call Dena at Details Design Inc. (250) 317-7096