Catch the Fair One 2021

Directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka Widescreen

A retired boxer will stop at nothing in the pursuit of her missing sister, launching herself into the belly of the beast to find and punish those responsible for her disappearance.

Nov 01

Lumière Cinemas (Bardot)

Nov 02

Lumière Cinemas (Bardot)

Nov 13

Lumière Cinemas (Bardot)

USA In English
85 minutes DCP
R16
violence, offensive language, sexual material & content that may disturb

Cast

Kali Reis
,
Daniel Henshall
,
Tiffany Chu
,
Michael Drayer
,
Kimberly Guerrero
,
Lisa Emery

Producers

Mollye Asher
,
Kimberly Parker
,
Josef Kubota Wladyka

Screenplay

Josef Kubota Wladyka
,
Kali Reis

Cinematography

Ross Giardina

Editor

Benjamin Rodriguez Jr

Music

Nathan Halpern

Festivals

Tribeca, Fantasia 2021

Awards

Audience Award (Narrative), Tribeca Film Festival 2021

Elsewhere

“Propelled by a commanding performance from WBA Super lightweight champion Kali ‘K.O. Mequinonoag’ Reis, the first Native American fighter to win the International Boxing Association middleweight crown, Catch the Fair One is a dark powerhouse of a film. Pulverizing with fury and grief, it’s the scorching culmination of a four-year collaboration with director Josef Kubota Wladyka, who co-wrote with his star. As much a revenge thriller as it is a personal interpretation of factual crimes, the film addresses North America’s horrific crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women with urgency, coming at a time when it couldn’t be more needed.” — Mitch Davis, Fantasia International Film Festival 2021

“Executive producer and auteur Darren Aronofsky’s influence is felt throughout without ever becoming overbearing... evoking The Wrestler while it heads in a more dangerous direction... Even with its quick 85-minute runtime, the film is relentless – darker than dark as it dives headfirst into a growing problem in the US that so far hasn’t gotten much attention on film or in fiction. Wladyka’s ultra-grounded approach is key to the film’s success...

[He] is able to build an unbearably tense atmosphere as Reis responds to the darkness surrounding her character with a resilient yet human mix of fear and drive. Director and lead actor are wonderfully in sync here, revealing an underground world with what feels like horrifying truth all while building to a crescendo that is genuinely earned.” — Matt Dougherty, AwardsDaily.com