Zipporah, mTuckman acquire 'Boxing Gym'

Frederick Wiseman documentary premiered at Cannes

Zipporah Films and mTuckman Media have acquired the Frederick Wiseman documentary "Boxing Gym" for distribution.

The film had its world premiere at the Festival de Cannes last month as part of the Directors' Fortnight program. It will open in New York City at the IFC Center on Oct. 22 before rolling out nationally.

The documentary looks at Austin, Texas' Lord's Gym, which has served as a training ground for people from all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds for the last two decades. KO Films, Inc. produced the film in association with the Independent Television Service and PBS.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and LEF Moving Image Fund also provided support to Wiseman's project.

Michael Tuckman and Zipporah, which Wiseman owns, last teamed to release Wiseman's 2009 doc, "La Danse -- The Paris Opera Ballet." Wiseman is also the filmmaker of the nonfiction films "Domestic Violence," "Belfast, Maine" and "Hospital."