The Featherweight

Robert Kolodny, USA 2023, 99’
Polish premiere

A neo-direct-cinema, The Featherweight is a biopic of Willie Pep, a boxer who went down in sports history by winning the world boxing featherweight championship twice and fighting a record number of professional fights.

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Rafał Glapiak

Robert Kolodny

Robert Kolodny is a New York-based director, screenwriter, and cinematographer who has worked with the Safdie brothers, Alex Ross Perry, and Sean Price Williams, among many others. He was the cinematographer on documentaries such as Procession (2021) by Robert Greene and All the Beauty and Bloodshed (2022) by Laura Poitras. Video installations by Kolodny and Cecilia Vicuña showed at prestigious American museums, including MoMA. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The Featherweight is his full-length debut, premiered in the Orizzonti section at the Venice IFF in 2023.


2007 Man in the Box (short)

2009 The Crooked Symphony (short)

2010 Shelter (short)

2011 Land of Nod (short)

2013 Fly on Out (short)

2021 Death of the Pollinators (short)

2023 Mistrz wagi piórkowej / The Featherweight

Cast & Crew

director Robert Kolodny
screenplay Steve Loff
cinematography Adam Kolodny
editing Robert Greene
music Retail Space
cast James Madio, Ruby Wolf, Keir Gilchrist, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Shari Albert, Imma Aiello, Stephen Lang, Ron Livingston
producer Steve Loff, James Madio, Bennett Elliott, Asger Hussain, Abhayanand Singh, Robert Greene
production Appian Way Productions, Golden Ratio Films, Pep Films, Blisspoint Entertainment
sales Robert Kolodny / Cinetic Media
language English
coloration colour
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