From director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain) comes Southpaw, a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption. Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting… one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself.
Southpaw doesn’t open until July 24, but Dork Shelf is giving our readers the chance to attend avanced screening of the film on July 20 in Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton.
To enter the contest, simply email your name and city to firstname.lastname@example.org with SOUTHPAW in the subject line . Please only one email entry per household. Multiple entries will be disqualified. For additional chances to win, head on over to Twitter and tweet “I want @DorkShelf to send me to #Southpaw in <INSERT CITY NAME>!“. Deadline for entries is Friday July 17 at 11:59pm.
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