DVD, Digital Release: The Cage Fighter

Digital Release Date: June 12, 2018, DVD Release Date: June 12, 2018
Price: DVD $23.95
Studio: IFC

A mixed martial arts fighter arrives at a crossroads in his career – and life – in the acclaimed new sports-filled documentary drama The Cage Fighter, directed and co-written by Jeff Unay.

Joe Carman in The Cage Fighter.

When life hits him hard, Joe Carman punches back. Joe, who has turned 40, juggles long hours working in a boiler room, an ongoing custody battle, his wife’s chronic illness, and the demands of raising four girls. The one place he finds release is in the ring, where he competes in the bruising sport of mixed martial arts. Despite the promise he made to his family to stop fighting, Joe continues to train secretly, determined to prove he can keep up with the new crop of younger, up-and-coming competitors. But as he contends with a series of increasingly worrying health scares, the question arises: How much is Joe willing to risk to keep fighting?

Nominated for the “Truer than Fiction Award” at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards, The Cage Fighter is an effectively raw piece of work.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.