As a director, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker, James Toback (Fingers, Bugsy, Black and White, The Big Bang) has consistently explored the extremes of human behavior. For his intimate and innovative documentary Tyson, he found a perfect subject in Mike Tyson, the heavyweight boxing champion who grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and went through a rollercoaster career filled with fame and controversy. Toback’s empathy with his subject results in a remarkably candid and revealing portrait of a man filled with surprising contradictions. Toback discussed the film at a special preview screening for the Museum of the Moving Image. Please note that some of the audience questions are inaudible.
Apr 6, 2009
Discussions with creative figures in film, television, and digital media—formerly the Pinewood Dialogues—made possible with a generous grant from the Pannonia Foundation.