Last week I had the chance to see a press screening of an early cut for a new documentary, “New York MMA”. The film examines the struggle of MMA in New York on both a statewide point of view, as well as the human perspective from an amateur fighter from the five boroughs looking to turn pro. I spoke with the director, Kahleem Poole-Tejada, after the screening to learn more about himself, the movie, and more about MMA in NY.
New York Mixed Martial Arts, is currently scheduled to open the festival on Monday, May 16th at 6:30pm right after the festival’s ribbon cutting. Tickets to the show will be free to the public, assigned on a first come first served basis at the film festival website on the morning of the show starting at 10am. You can read my review of the film at this link here and get FREE tickets to check this movie out at this link here.