SF DocFest Opening Night!

Posted by sfindie May 15, 2019 286 views

CASSANDRO THE EXOTICO!

Marie LosierFrance • 73 minUS Premiere

Wed May 29, 8p, Brava Theater (2781 24th St at York)

TICKETS HERE

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

Join us for an after party at Make Out Room (3225 22nd St) for 60s/70s soul/funk/disco from around the world with DJs Special Lord B, Ben Braken and Bobby Ganush.