By Howard Pousner
The inaugural DecaturDocs film series concludes at 8 Saturday night[3/5] with a cinematic uppercut, Frederick Wiseman’s documentary “Boxing Gym,” about an Austin, Texas, institution run by former pro boxer Richard Lord. Lord’s Gym attracts a melting pot of power punchers and doctors, lawyers and kids who also want to mix it up. Petite but powerful Decatur Boxing Club trainer Terri[CQ] “The Boss” Moss will be guest speaker. Decatur High School Performing Arts Center, 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 678-658-0787, www.decaturdocs.com.
Meanwhile, the High Museum launches its Japanese Film Festival at 8 tonight.[3/4] The theme of the three screenings on successive Fridays, co-sponosred by the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, is food. The opening feature is Shuichi Okita’s “Chef of the South Pole,” a comedy about a chef who brings gourmet cuisine to the inhospitable place of the title. Coming March 11: Masaharu Nabeshima’s “The Taste of Fish.” Marh 18: Naoko Ogigami’s “Kamone Diner.” In the Rich Theatre, Memorial Arts Building, Peachtree and 15th streets. 404-733-5000, www.high.org.