Lions in the Corner

Hits like a haymaker.

Packing several powerful stories into a lightning-quick nine minutes, this short documentary fairly demands a feature-length follow-up.

Whether director Paul Hairston goes that route, or opts to tell other stories, he scores here with a look at a group of guys unleashing a can of whup-ass in the mountains of Virginia.

A former convict who goes by “Scarface” started Street Beefs, which tries to stop real-life violent confrontations by handing out boxing gloves and letting potential enemies slug it out under controlled circumstances.

The program, and the film, offer a mix of redemption and rebirth.

 

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