Harlem’s Barmasters will screen clips from their self-titled film followed by a panel/demonstration “showcasing the most extreme calisthenics you’ll ever witness in the universe.”
9:00 pm - La Lute (“Wrestling”)
Dirs. M. Brault, C. Jutra, et al. 1961, 27 min.
La Lutte is disarming in it’s presentation and subject matter. The filmmakers used then new handheld technology to shoot a documentary that covers the local wrestling circuit of the day. What Jutra et al. were really interested in was the fact that the audience of such an event are fully aware that entertainment wrestling is fake. Nevertheless, people allow themselves to be swept away in the illusion the drama of “sport” provides.