Brava Theatre
8:00 PM (73 min)
Cassandro the Exotico!
Famed for his flamboyant drag, sky-high pompadour, and show-stopping flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one of the first openly gay lucha libre wrestlers has resonated for a quarter century.  This tender documentary captures a prize-winning fighter who reinvented a staunchly macho sport, KOing opponents and coping with a body pushed to its limits. Cassandro's story—the underdog and a queer icon, simultaneously fragile and mighty—unfolds on both sides of the border. -CM