Kino Lorber has announced the U.S. release of the feature documentary Lucha Mexico by filmmakers Alex Hammond and Ian Markiewicz. The film will have its theatrical and iTunes release on Friday, July 15, playing in cities across the country including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Portland, and Houston, among many others.
The ultimate look behind the mask, Lucha Mexico documents the joyous spectacle of Lucha Libre, which has thrilled fans in Mexico for generations.
The Lucha Libre community made headlines last year after the shocking death of El Hijo del Perro Aguayo during a deadly match. Shot over the course of four years and with an unprecedented level of access to the top Lucha promotions and performers in the world, including the tragic hardcore wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr., Hammond and Markiewicz offer a no holds barred look at the world of some of the sport's top performers, also featuring "1000% Guapo" Shocker, Luchador heir Blue Demon Jr., and extreme American bodybuilder Jon "Strongman" Andersen.
The luchadores illuminate the physical and emotional challenges they face in the constant fight to stand between the ropes and thrill every last fan. Lucha Mexico steps into the ring, pulls back the mask, and reveals a powerful look into the beating heart of Mexico.
This marks Hammond and Markiewicz second collaboration, their first film together was the acclaimed documentary Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012) about the controversial and prolific garage rock icon Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, better known to the world as Jay Reatard.
Watch the trailer: