A special screening of JENS PULVER | DRIVEN - A FILM BY GREGORY BAYNE will be held on Friday, December 17th at the Egyptian theatre in downtown Boise. Your wristband gets you admission into the the after party at Cazba featuring DJ Patrick Benolkin who made the Driven Motion Picture Soundtrack.
From this brutal beginning, Jens Pulver spent a lifetime fighting to overcome the poverty of his circumstance, corralling the physical and spiritual demons of his childhood, and eventually unleashing them into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, where he rose to epic proportions.
In 2001, Jens Pulver became the first Lightweight World Champion under the now multi-billion dollar fight industry that is the UFC. Jens Pulver’s image is branded into video games, t-shirts, athletic gear, and the minds of millions of Mixed Martial Arts fans around the world.
Revered as a legend, yet constantly fielding demands to retire after four straight losses in the ring, Jens Pulver accepted a ‘do or die’ battle in the form of a World Extreme Cagefighting match on March 6, 2010. Jens Pulver | DRIVEN is an intimate feature documentary that follows his journey, and presents an in-depth look at the complexities of this three-time world champion as he trains for what could be the final comeback fight of his career.
Ultimately, Jens Pulver | DRIVEN is a film about the universal human struggle to transcend personal loss in the pursuit of greatness.
It is a story, like many of our personal stories right now, about the quest to provide a more solid future for self and family than our own meager inheritances would have allowed.
All of us share this fight, to some degree, but not all of us, like Jens Pulver, have it played out in front of millions on pay-per-view.
There is nothing pretend about Jens Pulver. He is unvarnished, authentic, individualistic, raw, inspiring, maverick, emotional, non-conforming, unpredictable, at times a walking contradiction and yet above all, he is real. At 34, he has seen and experienced more than most will throughout a lifetime. From a very young age, Jens was forced to endure challenges and experiences that would cripple most spirits. Yet even through intolerable verbal and physical abuse, Jens had the incomparable love of his mother and a steadfastness about him that would carry him through lifes greatest obstacles. He learned there would be no free lunches or easy roads. If there were to be any successes to celebrate, it would be done through hard work, effort and suffering. From a brutal beginning to an Epic rise, Jens would be gifted with amazing mentors and trustworthy coaches. Monte Cox and Pat Miletich would sculpt this masterpiece, understanding that sweat would replace entitlements and pity would not exist.