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Cassandro, the Exotico!

October 5, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – £8
A white woman with dark hair in a pink and white headscarf and a white and green outfit holds a 16mm camera up to a white man with short blond hair, wearing bright make-up, a pink, white, and black skimpy wrestling outfit, and a green medalion. Behind them is a stretch of road.

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.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale £0-£8 depending on what you can afford. To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 15+.

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.

CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. Click here for CCA’s Accessibility Guide.

A Quiet Space and programme content notes will be available. Click here for a list of content notes for the 2019 Festival.

Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

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.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


October 5, 2019
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – £8
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900
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