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SQIFF 2019
Cassandro, the Exotico!

Sat 5 October 2019

Cassandro is a well-known lucha libre wrestler known for his extravagant gayness and equally spectacular wrestling moves. Shot on 16mm over the course of 5 years, Marie Losier’s film follows a champion coming to terms with his increasingly ailing body.

We bear witness to Cassandro's scars, both mental and physical, his pain contrasting with his flamboyant masks and aerial manoeuvres in the ring. The Mexican legend struggles to deal with past addiction and abuse, which continue to haunt him. But his joy and strength in creating space for his queer self within conservative cultural traditions make for a fascinating and invigorating watch.

Presented in partnership with Document Human Rights Film Festival. Part of our strand Latinx Legends.

Accessibility information for this event

Ticket Costs
In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, SQIFF events are priced according to a sliding scale. Find out what you should pay. You won't be asked for any proof or ID, we just ask that you are honest!

Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Film has English and Spanish audio with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available. Film is moderately accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences with some visual storytelling, some explanatory dialogue, majority in English but some in Spanish. Large print versions of handouts available.

Building Access
CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. See the CCA Accessibility Guide for more information. A quiet space and programme content notes will be available. Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org

Travel Assistance
We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org