Fake It So Real (Los Angeles premiere w/ director Robert Greene in conversation with David Shoemaker)

Co-presented by Acropolis Cinema

​Robert Greene in conversation with journalist David Shoemaker (aka the Masked Man) following the screening!

​Fake it So Real follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina over the course of a week leading up to a big show. Director Robert Greene’s acclaimed second feature explores what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South. The wrestlers aren’t paid for their passion, but they treat wrestling like any artist treats their work. (Factory 25)

“Jazz may not be dead, but it doesn’t leave blood on the floor, and there may indeed be something distinctively American about an art that does… Each of the wrestlers comes off as something of a playwright for himself; each has a pseudonym and a repertory of gestures and a mythical past.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Dir. Robert Greene, 2011, digital presentation, 95 min.