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Orthodox Stance
     

Orthodox Stance

Director: Jason Hutt, Dmitriy Salita

Cast: Jason Hutt, Dmitriy Salita

 
Jimmy O'Pharrow is a boxing trainer and one of the founders of the Starrett City Boxing Club, who describes one of his most promising fighters, Dmitriy Salita, like so: "Looks Russian, prays Jewish, fights Black." Salita was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and moved with his family to Brooklyn, NY, when he was a boy, as his father didn't want his children held back by

Overview

Jimmy O'Pharrow is a boxing trainer and one of the founders of the Starrett City Boxing Club, who describes one of his most promising fighters, Dmitriy Salita, like so: "Looks Russian, prays Jewish, fights Black." Salita was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and moved with his family to Brooklyn, NY, when he was a boy, as his father didn't want his children held back by widespread Russian anti-Semitism. Growing up in a rough-and-tumble section of Brooklyn, Salita developed a passion for boxing, and made a reputation as a fighter to be reckoned with in Brooklyn gyms. After winning New York's Golden Gloves championship, Salita turned pro, but he also made a renewed commitment to his faith, and while he's become a hero to the Big Apple's Russian and Ukrainian exile community as well as to devout Jews, he also struggles to remain true to Orthodox Judaism; as Salita himself once said, "If anyone wants a whuppin' from me, they got to wait until after sundown." Orthodox Stance is a documentary from filmmaker Jason Hutt that explores Salita's remarkable life and his journey to faith; the film received its world premiere at the 2007 Silverdocs Film Festival, a competition founded by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0845637000524
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Indiepix
Time:
1:22:00

Special Features

Director Commentary; Additional Scenes; October 2008 Update; Radio Interview with Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Orthodox Stance
1. Daily Routine [1:37]
2. Las Vegas [1:29]
3. Immigration Story [1:05]
4. A Great Loss [1:00]
5. Puerto Rico [1:16]
6. Introduction To Judaism [:59]
7. A New Trainer [1:02]
8. Los Angeles [:49]
9. Meeting The Fans [:40]
10. Frustration [:55]
11. NYC Press Conference [:39]
12. Atlantic City [:21]
13. Learning the Business [:03]

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