Award-Winning Feature 'Kid Gloves' Set for New York Debut at Shadow Box Film Festival

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Critically acclaimed British boxing movie Kid Gloves, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Adam Simcox and produced by Uncanny Films, screens at 4pm, December 7, at the School of Visual Arts SVA Theatre, New York City.

The Shadow Box Film Festival is a special place for Kid Gloves to make it's New York debut.

New boxing film 'Kid Gloves' has been hailed by critics ahead of its screening at the Shadow Box film festival in New York City. It follows the fortunes of Fred Dobbs, a disillusioned, down on his luck middle management burnout, and Gus, his Cuban gardener.

Every month, Fred is ritually humiliated by his younger, more aggressive boss Johnny at the executive team-bonding event. When he discovers boxing is the next activity, Fred persuades Gus, an exiled former Olympic champion, to train him so he can teach Johnny a lesson. The experience becomes something that will change both men’s lives forever.

The critics are unanimous in their praise for Uncanny Films' debut feature Kid Gloves. Filmmaking Review said, 'Inspiring and wonderfully charming, Kid Gloves is a great beat-the-odds story and a delightfully uplifting film'.

Cinema Beach agreed: “What really makes the film a compelling selection is Adam Simcox’s direction. Never settling for the typical camera angle, he shoots from almost every direction in several visual styles... and pumps life into it with brilliant artistic flare.”

The Independent Critic singled out the cast for praise: “Ptak does give a wonderful performance here... The scenes between Ptak and Edmund Dehn are genuinely involving with the two actors exhibiting a comfortable and believable chemistry... Heather Nimmo also shines as Jess, while Julian Shaw does an excellent job of portraying the least likable character without making us hate him so much that we can't watch the story unfold.”

When asked about the film's forthcoming New York debut, director Adam Simcox said: “We couldn't be more excited about taking Kid Gloves to the Shadow Box Film Festival. We identified it early as a really important one to submit to, and it's going to be great to get it in front of an audience there. We've been blessed with a great launch with Kid Gloves; generous reviews and an award-winning premiere at the AOF Festival in Pasadena, but as a filmmaker, it doesn't get more thrilling than going to New York to present your movie.”

Kid Gloves screens at 4pm on Saturday 7th December at the School of Visual Arts SVA Theatre, New York City. Tickets can be purchased at: http://shadowboxfilmfest2013.brownpapertickets.com.

Information about the festival can be found at: http://www.boxingfilmfest.com/.

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