Lucha Mexico

In Mexico, the war between good and evil has been waged each week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre.

Lucha Mexico

Directed by Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz

Year: 2015
Running Time: 103
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: U.S.
Language: Spanish and English with English subtitles
Genres: Documentary
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Lucha Mexico

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Perro Aguayo Jr.
Jon Anderson
Matt Bloom

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Directed by Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz


In Mexico, the fight between good and evil has been waged every week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre. Real life superheroes and villains, these masked wrestlers work tirelessly to entertain their legions of fans. Gaining unprecedented access to all the major Lucha organizations, directors Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz offer an entertaining, no holds barred look at some of the sports top performers, featuring "1000% Guapo" Shocker, Luchador heir Blue Demon Jr, tragic hardcore wrestler El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo, and extreme American bodybuilder Jon "Strongman" Andersen. Lucha Mexico goes behind the mask, on a journey into the heart of Mexico.

“Few films I’ve had the pleasure of seeing from this year’s DOC NYC lineup are as breathlessly enjoyable as this film. A delightful, and shockingly powerful, look at a world most people aren’t familiar with. Delightfully energetic and a must-watch for wrestling fanatics, this is a universally engaging documentary that’s as high speed as it is genuinely moving and intellectually engaging.” -Criterion Cast 

“Lucha Mexico competently captures the nostalgic spectacle of this Mexican sport with vibrant glee. It offers up an infectious energy and a behind-the-ropes look at its legendary heroes. It’s quite a party!” -Film International 

“A headlong dive into the world of masked superheroes and villains." -David Edelstein, New York Magazine 

"The film is one of the fest's [DOC NYC] most generous in terms of breadth — there are revelations about the sport, its performers, and its fans every few moments, and the screen bursts with color and wild motion.” -Village Voice 

  • Official Selection, 2016 DOC NYC Film Festival

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Capitol Theater Cleveland Cleveland 1469160000July 22 - July 28, 2016
Gateway Film Center Columbus 1469160000July 22 - July 28, 2016
Hollywood Theatre Portland 1469160000July 22, 2016
Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1468728000July 17, 2016
Sonora Cinemas Phoenix Phoenix 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
FilmBar Phoenix 14685552007/15 & 7/17
Regency Commerce 14 City of Commerce 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
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Laemmle Playhouse 7 Pasadena 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
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Roxie Theater San Francisco 1468555200July 15 - July 16, 2016
Frida Cinema Santa Ana 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Regency Plant 16 Van Nuys 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Cinema Latino De Aurora Aurora 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Boedecker Theater Boulder 1468555200July 15, 2016
Gene Siskel Film Center Chicago 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Speed Art Museum Louisville 1468555200July 15 - July 17, 2016
Zeitgeist Arts Center New Orleans 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Cinema Detroit Detroit 1468555200July 15 - July 28, 2016
Mary Riepma Ross Film Theatre Lincoln 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1468555200July 15 - July 18, 2016
The Screen Santa Fe 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Museum of the Moving Image Astoria 1468555200July 15, 2016
Nitehawk Cinema Brooklyn 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
IFC Center New York 1468555200July 15 - July 16, 2016
Texas Theatre Dallas 1468555200July 15 - July 17, 2016
Alamo Drafthouse El Paso El Paso 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
La Gran Plaza - Cineamerica Fort Worth 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Alamo Vintage Park Houston 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock Lubbock 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016


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