The Mission team was at MOLAA (the Museum of Latin American Art) last night for a screening of the short documentary "Viva Lucha Libre". (Check it out here. http://www.facebook.com/VivaLuchaLibre) It was a fantastic short that really captured a thorough overview of the world of Lucha Libre. My favorite part had to be Patton Oswalt's take on the surrealist feel of Lucha plots. He said something along the lines of: no one ever questions why someone like Santo shows up halfway through the film and saves the world. Everyone's just glad he got there. There's no reason why vampires and werewolves who seemingly can't be killed are for some reason not immune to wrestling, but they're not.
Additionally, the film also highlighted our star, Mil Mascaras, as the international face of Lucha Libre, who took the sport and the rich culture encompassed within and brought it to the rest of the world, becoming an international susperstar athlete and film star.
As usual, everyone I talked to was enthusiastic and immediately helpful in getting this production off the ground. It's so encouraging to meet Lucha enthusiasts whose goals of expanding the audience of Lucha Libre and whose understanding of the fans and what they want are right in line with Mission.