El Paso, TX

July 29 - August 8, 2021 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon


Spanish with English subtitles
Plaza Docs
Saturday, July 31
Abraham Chavez Theatre
Luchadoras 4

German-based filmmakers Paola Calvo and Patrick Jasim traveled to Ciudad Juarez to see if there was a film to be taken from their experience. In the process, they discovered the world of female wrestlers. Their new documentary Luchadoras gets up close and personal with three luchas — Lady Candy, Baby Star and Mini Serinita — as they battle inside and outside of the ring. One wants to follow in her lucha father’s footsteps. Another wants access to her children, spirited away across the border by her ex-husband. The other dreams of wrestling in Mexico City. Violence and femicides drew the filmmakers, but the heroics of these three women are what give the film its inspiring quality. Luchadoras debuted at this year’s South by Southwest festival. A Zoom Q&A with Lady Candy, Baby Star and Little Star follows the screening.

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Starring: Lady Candy, Baby Star, Mini Serinita
Rated: NR