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The Minneapolis Wrestling Club: Film Facts

1998, Film: 16mm
17 minutes, Black and White
Description: 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.
Copyright: 1998 John Lightfoot
Filmmaker(s): John Lightfoot
Produced by: John Lightfoot
Cinematography: John Lightfoot
Editing: John Lightfoot with Steve Flynn (online editor)
Sound: John Lightfoot
Acknowledgements: Features wrestlers Stan Kowalski, Ed Sharkey, Soduster Kenny Jay, and Joe Snyder.
Funding: Midwest Media Artist Access Center
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.

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