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May
09

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: FIGHTVILLE

Dustin Poirier in Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein's FIGHTVILLE.

Dustin Poirier in Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein's FIGHTVILLE.

I’d like to think humanity has advanced beyond the primal necessity of raw combat, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole lot of people who are willing to pay good money to see a couple of guys get locked in a cage and beat on each other for a while. Fightville is a documentary about the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, a.k.a. Ultimate Fighting, a particularly intense brand of man-to-man combat where very few holds are barred. Filmmakers Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker — who also go by the handle Pepper & Bones — attempt to give audiences a better appreciation of the rational for such brutality, focusing in on a regional organization staging fights in Louisiana and a couple of fighters who have found meaning and some measure of redemption in the activity.

Our weekly radio show Indie on Demand closes out its first season with a review of the gritty film. Click on the player below to hear it.

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