The Minneapolis Wrestling Club (1998)

About the Film

The Minneapolis Wrestling Club is a 16mm documentary film about four old-school, Midwestern professional wrestlers. With roots in vaudeville and the carnival sideshow, early professional wrestlers were a rare combination of athlete, circus performer and thug.


Featuring: Joe Snyder, "The Texas Midget", Sodbuster Kenny Jay, Stan "Krusher" Kowalski, and Eddie Sharkey.

Awards

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Walker Art Center, Pacific Film Archive, Weisman Art Musuem, Des Moines Art Center, Fargo Film Festival, Grand Rapids Underground Film Festival, (Audience Award for Best Documentary), Silver Images Film Festival, Bargain Basement Film Festival, (Jury Award for Best Documentary), Free Range Film Festival, Static Film Festival, Flicker LA, Twin Cities Public Television.

Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact John Lightfoot, the distributor Site-Specific Documentary, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: John Lightfoot
  • Produced by: John Lightfoot
  • Cinematographer: John Lightfoot
  • Sound: John Lightfoot
  • Editor: John Lightfoot with Steve Flynn (online editor)
  • Other Credits: Features wrestlers Stan Kowalski, Ed Sharkey, Soduster Kenny Jay, and Joe Snyder.
  • Funding: Midwest Media Artist Access Center
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • ©1998 John Lightfoot
  • 17 mins, Black & White
  • Categories:
    AgingDramaSports/Hunting