JEFF BEAL

JOE AND MAX

Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine), Joe and Max tells the true story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmelling. Held at the dawn of world war II, their two matches have been described as the most memorable sporting events of the 20th century. Although Max suffered the Nazi's use of him as a symbol for Aryan supremacy, and Joe the trials of a black man in segregated America, the two went on to become friends.