Karyn Kusama

Girlfight

Girlfight

Bullied by her father at home and feeling adrift at school, Diana Guzman (Michelle Rodriguez) finds refuge in an unexpected pocket of her native Brooklyn—a timeworn boxing gym, where she learns to channel her strength, discovers a sense of community, and falls for a rival fighter. In Karyn Kusama’s raw, understated feature debut, Rodriguez commands the screen with both tightly coiled intensity and deep wells of vulnerability as a young woman hitting back at society’s expectations and her own personal demons. Capturing the full emotional weight of Diana’s journey and the kinetic thrill of bodies in motion, Kusama crafts a singularly uncompromising story of self-realization.

Film Info

  • United States
  • 2000
  • 111 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #1219

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Karyn Kusama and director of photography Patrick Cady, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Kusama
  • New interviews with Kusama, editor Plummy Tucker, and composer Theodore Shapiro
  • Storyboard-to-film comparison with commentary from Kusama
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by author Carmen Maria Machado

    New cover by Jillian Adel

Purchase Options

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director Karyn Kusama and director of photography Patrick Cady, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • Audio commentary featuring Kusama
  • New interviews with Kusama, editor Plummy Tucker, and composer Theodore Shapiro
  • Storyboard-to-film comparison with commentary from Kusama
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by author Carmen Maria Machado

    New cover by Jillian Adel
Girlfight
Cast
Michelle Rodriguez
Diana Guzman
Jaime Tirelli
Hector Soto
Paul Calderon
Sandro Guzman
Santiago Douglas
Adrian Abreu
Ray Santiago
Tiny Guzman
Víctor Sierra
Ray Cortez
Elisa Bocanegra
Marisol
Shannon Walker Williams
Veronica
Louis Guss
Don
Herb Lovelle
Cal
Thomas Barbour
Ira
John Sayles
Science teacher
Credits
Director
Karyn Kusama
Written by
Karyn Kusama
Produced by
Sarah Green
Produced by
Martha Griffin
Produced by
Maggie Renzi
Executive producer
John Sayles
Executive producer
Jonathan Sehring
Executive producer
Caroline Kaplan
Edited by
Plummy Tucker
Director of photography
Patrick Cady
Editor
Plummy Tucker
Production designer
Stephen Beatrice
Costumes by
Luca Mosca
Costumes by
Marco Cattoretti
Music by
Theodore Shapiro
Music supervisor
Susan Jacobs
Music supervisor
Gary Harris
Music supervisor
Lois Dilivio
Casting by
Maria E. Nelson
Casting by
Ellyn Long Marshall
Line producer
Craig H. Shepherd