1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

TENDER MUSCLES

Films by Charles Fairbanks
Charles Fairbanks in attendance!

CharlesFairbanks

Saturday, August 31st at 8 pm, $7-10

The films of Charles Fairbanks films place an innovative and thoughtful lens on wrestling and masculinity. Charles himself is a wrestler, leading the subject matter over a spectrum of the deeply intimate to the far reaching world of pro wrestling in Mexico. The work speaks from the heart of a body veiled in the mask of The One-Eyed Cat. It’s sure to be unforgettable.
Program Details:
THE MEN | 3 min | 2010
A document of the fighter’s perspective in submission wrestling: an immersive experience between intimacy and violence.

WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER | 4.5 min | 2010
My father was a wrestler before me. You never stop being a wrestler.

PIONEERS | 33 min | 2009
A portrait of industrial agriculture and new-age spirituality, focusing on the artist’s parents.

IRMA | 12 min | 2010
An intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women’s professional wrestling.

FLEXING MUSCLES | 21 min | 2010
Experimental ethnography on Mexico’s spectacular masked wrestling – Lucha Libre – for which the filmmaker resumed his career fighting as the One-Eyed Cat (el Gato Tuerto), this time with a camera built into his mask.



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