On the Ropes
This documentary by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen follows the lives of three Brooklyn, N.Y., boxers and their trainer. George Walton is a veteran fighter whose early career was derailed by bad management. Seeking another shot at glory, he trains with Harry Keitt, an older ex-boxer who has dealt with his share of hard knocks. Keitt also works with Tyrene Manson, a tough female fighter from a troubled home, and Noel Santiago, a former gang member, who has skill but lacks motivation.