reelout Programmes

Sunday February 1 - 3:00pm - Etherington Auditorium

Punch Like A Girl
Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott/Canada/2008/58min


This documentary pulls us into the gym, the ring and the lives of competitive female boxers whose dedication to the sport and each other is fierce and unwavering.
In Punch like a Girl, the epithet is flipped and powerfully reclaimed by amateur competitive female boxers in Toronto, Canada. Savoy “Kapow” Howe is the gravitational center for a group of talented, determined female boxers who meet and compete with each other at her gym. An hour-long version of the television mini-series featuring previously unseen footage, Punch Like a Girl provides a ringside seat for a knockout show.

Preceded by:

Followed by a panel on Queer Athletes and Sport with filmmakers Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott, and other panelists.

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