You’re invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Cassandro, followed by an in-person conversation with actor Gael García Bernal, producer Ted Hope, costume designer Mariestela Fernández and composer Marcelo Zarvos, moderated by Marcus Jones (IndieWire).
Saúl Armendáriz (Gael García Bernal), a gay amateur wrestler from El Paso, rises to international stardom after he creates the character “Cassandro,” the “Liberace of Lucha Libre.” In the process, he upends not just the macho wrestling world, but also his own life. Based on a true story. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Roger Ross Williams.
The film screened at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival and 2023 Telluride Film Festival.
2023, 107 minutes, color | Directed by Roger Ross Williams | Written by David Teague, Roger Ross Williams | Starring Gael García Bernal, Roberta Colindrez, Perla de la Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, and Raúl Castillo with special appearances from El Hijo del Santo and Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio | Produced by Gerardo Gatica, Todd Black, David Bloomfield, Ted Hope, Julie Goldman | Executive Produced by Gael García Bernal, Paula Amor, Mariana Rodríguez Cabarga, A. Müffelmann, Matías Penachino, David Teague, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
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