Packed with massive amounts of incredibly awesome archival footage, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling recounts the story of the inaugural all- female wrestling show. A generic casting call in 1985 led to the creation of the women’s wrestling phenomenon GLOW and from such evolved personas such as evil U.S.-hating Russian Colonel Ninotchka, the fire starting, ever-screaming Heavy Metal Sisters and fan favorite, larger-than-life Mt. Fiji. The sudden cancellation of the show in 1990 came as a shock to the women of wrestling and fans alike.
While GLOW is worth catching just for the jaw-dropping, hilarious, and mind-blowing vintage 80’s footage, the documentary manages to tell an incredibly interesting (and sometimes tragic) story with a surprising amount of heart. Beware: the film has one of the most gnarly elbow breaking scenes ever captured on tape.
Check out the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy2BLHsip6E
Screening with the short film "The Joseph Szabo Project."
DOC Short | USA | 15 min.
The Joseph Szabo Project is a visually stunning first-person portrait of iconic photographer Joseph Szabo's journey to capture the lives of his teenage students. Drawn from thousands of rare never-before-seen-images and classic published work, this unique documentary is a time capsule of 1970s suburbia, an alternative yearbook, filled with experiences that will resonate with anyone who has passed through the doors of high school.