Day of the Fight
On the day of his first fight since leaving prison, a once-celebrated boxer takes a redemptive journey through his past and present. Over the course the day, he visits the influential people in his life, gradually revealing that the day is about so much more than boxing. Day of the Fight is an underdog story built on introspection, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness, asking the question of just how far we are willing to go for the ones we love.
Director, producer, and writer Jack Huston will be presented with the Rising Star Director Award. A Q&A with Huston immediately follows the screening.
Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Michael C. Pitt
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Best known as an actor, Jack Huston first gained recognition for his role in HBO's Emmy Award-winning Boardwalk Empire. His other TV credits include Fargo, Manhunt: Deadly Games, Mayfair Witches, The Romanoffs, and Expats. On film, Huston has appeared in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci and Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. Day of the Fight, his directorial debut film, premiered at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, where Huston was honored by Variety with its Breakthrough Director Award. Huston also co-wrote and co-produced the film.