Cassandro, the Exotico!

Feature | Unrated | 73 min

Showings

AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 2 Thu, Mar 14 9:15 PM
AMC Fashion Valley 18 Screen 9 Fri, Mar 15 4:30 PM
Digital Gym Cinema Sat, Mar 16 5:50 PM
Film Info
Section:In the Ring Showcase
Release Year:2018
Runtime:73
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:France
Subtitles:English
Spanish w/ English subtitles
Cast/Crew
Director:Marie Losier

Description

This stirring feature portrait of lucha libre star Cassandro in his waning years in the ring is less a swan song than a meteor shower rendered in Technicolor. Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Marie Losier captures the moving, at times humorous, and always colorful dualities of this legendary figure with her talent for forging intimacy with a subject while celebrating his individuality broadly.