April 20, 2012 (NY, LA)
Studio: MPI Media Group
Director: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Not Available
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: Not Available
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
DVD: DVD | Blu-ray Disc
Movie Poster: Not Available
Production Stills: Not Available
Plot Summary: Over the last decade, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has grown from a controversial no-holds-barred gladiatorial sideshow into a billion dollar phenomenon. MMA has eclipsed boxing as the dominant combat sport in the world, and is so popular that MMA fights regularly appear on U.S. network television – even as a longstanding ban remains in force in New York State. But far from Las Vegas, in sweat-soaked gyms and low-rent arenas across America, the big lights are but a dream. Here, men fight to test their mettle, fortified with the mythic promise that an ordinary man can transform into a champion.
Directed by the accomplished filmmaking duo of Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker ("Gunner Palace"), "Fightville" takes us to Southern Louisiana, where a group of young athletes, including future MMA powerhouse Dustin Poirier, strive towards personal and professional greatness. The reward? A triumph that could ultimately yield an opportunity to compete professionally in the sport’s upper echelons.
"Fightville" is a microcosm of life, a physical manifestation of the American Dream and the relentless dedication required of all who hope to attain it. Here, men are not born, but are instead built through self-determination, hard work and faith. In "Fightville," that’s what
champions are made of.