If you haven't figured out that practically all of the writer's on the site are wrestling fans... then now you know that they are. Which is why Lucha Mexico caught my attention. The trailer looks good and I can't wait to check out the full film. More details below.
LUCHA MEXICO (Section: Jock Docs)
Directors: Ian Markiewicz & Alexandria Hammond (Better Than Something: Jay Reatard)
The ultimate look behind the mask, LUCHA MEXICO documents the joyous spectacle of Lucha Libre, which has thrilled fans in Mexico for generations. The film gives the audience the ultimate access to these legendary masked wrestlers, in the ring and beyond the lights of the stadium.
Born into the entertainment business, ‘El 1000% Guapo’ SHOCKER is one of the most successful Luchadores of the modern era. His life is consumed by a need to be in the ring. As tag team partner with extreme American strength competitor JON ‘STRONGMAN’ ANDERSEN, Shocker also becomes a guide to working in Mexico City. After long days of body building at Fabian’s Gym, owned and operated by their masked wrestler colleague FABIAN “EL GITANO,” these uniqueentertainers headline events around the country. Injuries and death eventually threaten to endthese thriving careers, forcing each performer to search for what truly matters in their lives.
A supporting cast of fan-favorites further reveal Lucha Libre from the inside, with BLUE DEMON JRdiscussing life behind a legendary mask, the tragic HIJO DEL PERRO AGUAYO pursuing violent creative change, and veterans like TONY SALAZAR and ARKANGEL teaching the new generation. These stars and more illuminate the physical and emotional challenges they face in the constant fight to stand between the ropes and thrill every last fan. With an unprecedented level of access to the top Lucha promotions and performers in the world, LUCHA MEXICO steps into the ring, pulls back the mask, and reveals a powerful look into the beating heart of Mexico.
Running Time: 105 Minutes/ Language: English, Spanish/ Country: USA