Cassandro, The Exotico! (Cassandro El Exotico!)

France | NR | 73 min | English, Spanish
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Showings

State Theatre - Screen 2 Wed, May 15 3:45 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 8 Sat, May 18 8:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:World Doc
Category:Documentary
Biography
LGBTQ
Sports
Performance
Women Filmmakers
ST
Ann Arbor
Emagine
Royal Oak
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):73
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:France
Language:English
Spanish
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Festival de Cannes
Outfest
Festival Awards:Mar del Plata IFF2018 - International Competition - SIGNIS Award
Gijon IFF - Best Directing of the International Competition Rellumes
Cast/Crew Info
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.