First show: June 07

Director:    Robert Greene
Running Time:    104
Country:    USA
Year of Release:    2012

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FAKE IT SO REAL dives head-first into the world of independent pro wrestling. Filmed over a single week leading up to a big show, the film follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina, exploring what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South. They aren’t paid for their passion, but they treat wrestling like any artist treats their work. FAKE IT SO REAL shares the triumphs and heartaches of an often under-appreciated American art form. This is a film about doing something real.

* Part of SF DocFest’s Doc Talk series. Enjoy the double feature of the 2:30pm screening of Kati with an I and the 4:45pm screening of Fake It So Real. During the intermission enjoy a moderated discussion director Robert Green, this year’s SF DocFest Vanguard Awardee.

Screen (Little or Big) subject to change.



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