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.


  • 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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