“THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH ABOUT PRO WRESTLING” DOCUMENTARY GETS FREE NYC THEATRICAL SCREENING SAT. OCTOBER 15, 2005 AT ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES.
Q AND A AND RECEPTION FEATURING WWF HALL OF FAMER JOHNNY VALIANT AND OTHER CAST MEMBERS FOLLOWING SHOW.
Mark Ezovski Director: firstname.lastname@example.org www.diabolicalbrain.com
Anthology Film Archives NYC.- 32 Second Avenue (at Second Street)
Telephone: (212) 505-5181 www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
For six years, filmmaker Mark Ezovski followed three individuals to explore the strange, fascinating and often secretive world of professional wrestling.
“I loved wrestling when I was a kid,” says Ezovski, “I knew it wasn’t on the up and up but there was something so compelling about it that I wanted to believe it was real. Twenty years later, after spending so much time with wrestlers, and talking to wrestlers I learned just how real it is.”
“Luscious” Johnny Valiant, a WWE hall of famer and thirty year veteran of the mat wars would agree. “Wrestling really took toll on me emotionally and physically,” Says Valiant, “If I had to do it again, I don’t think I would.”
“Empress Asia” Sky Hosoya, a former professional body builder, Golden Gloves boxing Champion, world renowned dominatrix and– of course a professional wrestler– chimes in. “You get to pack yourselves in a car with five sweaty guys,” she says,” drive two hundred miles to the matches and get paid $20. Obviously, I’m not in it for the money.”
“Professor” Larry Brisco the wrestler is really Larry DeGaris Ph. D., college professor by day, dastardly ring villain by night. Trained in an “old school” style with a respect for the craft of the sport, the wrestling professor explains it all very succinctly. “This film is a peek behind the curtain—sometimes the line between the fact and fiction of wrestling is hard to see. Trying to figure out what’s real and what’s not is what’s so fun and playful about the business.”
The Absolute Truth About Pro Wrestling is a film about three individuals following their dreams and living life on their own terms. It is a funny, sad and uplifting portrait of life inside and outside of the squared circle.
Anthology Film Archives is located at 32 Second Ave. at Second St. NY, NY 10003. By subway, take the 6 train to Bleecker Street or the F or V train to Lower East Side / Second Ave.