FAKE IT SO REAL
THEATRICAL RELEASE | DVD | DIGITAL | VOD
Catalog No.: FTF-024 | 
In Theaters: January 2012 | 
Director: Robert Greene | 
Length: 91 min
 | Year: 2011


 

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 Synopsis

Fake it So Real follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina over the course of a week leading up to a big show. The film explores what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South. The wrestlers 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.

Directed by ROBERT GREENE
Produced by DOUGLAS TIROLA and SUSAN BEDUSA
Cinematography by SEAN PRICE WILLIAMS and ROBERT GREENE

Festivals: CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,  CPH: DOX, CUCALORUS, DOCYARD, FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI , INDIE MEMPHIS, MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL, ROOFTOP FILMS, SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL, TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL



Press

 "There is a rough nobility in the way they strive for fame and success. The film is alive at every moment." 
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-times

"Vivid... The big night is sheer carnival hokum, an undistilled backwoods theater of makeup, masks, vinyl trunks and relentless pounding."
-The New York Times 

"Fascinating. It's fun watching these guys "hurt" eachother"
-New York Magazine, Editors Pick

"Beyond its sheer entertainment value, which is nearly boundless, the deeper appeal of "Fake It" lies in getting these raucous big lugs to expose their vulnerabilities without ever becoming canned anthropology or a joke at anyone's expense."
-The Wall Street Journal

"The film unearths the tough and complex life experiences."
-The New Yorker

"Unique and varying flourishes give Fake It So Real a stand-apart personality."
-The Playlist

"Director Robert Greene’s fantastic new documentary Fake It So Real, the sport has never seemed as intense and physically costly."
-Filmmaker Magazine

"In the tradition of the Maysles brothers, Greene films without comment and leaves it to the viewer to draw conclusions with some interesting contradictions to consider."
-Variety

"Fake it So Real is Real."
-WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlund

"Absorbing and heartfelt."
- Spout

"If you’re looking for a film to take the piss out of wrestling and laugh at the aspirations of working class dreamers, look elsewhere. Instead, Fake It So Real provides something far more vital and moving; an examination of the fantasy lives of men whose experiences and aspirations are rarely articulated in the cinema."
-Hammer to Nail

"The frequently priceless film from a self-selected corner of America that's weirder and more complicated than it knows."
-L Magazine

 



In Theaters

April 27, 2012
Hollywood Theatre
Portland, OR
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April 20-26, 2012
Facets Multi-Media
Chicago, IL
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March 23-29, 2012
The Grand Illusion
Seattle, WA 
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February 14, 2012
Space Gallery 
Portland, ME
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March 16 - 22nd, 2012
Roxie Theater
San Francisco, CA 
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January 13 - 19th, 2012
Rerun Theater 
Brooklyn, NY
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April 12th, 2014
Exploded View Cinema
Tuscon, AZ
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VOD Promo by Robert Greene and Michael Tully (Director of Septien)



Theatrical Promo by Keha McIlwaine and Dustin Guy Defa (BAD FEVER, FAMILY NIGHTMARE)



Theatrical Promo #14 by Nathan Truesdell
(producer of Convention and Cinema Eye Honors)



Theatrical Promo #13 by Adam Shartoff
(Filmwax)



Theatrical Promo #12 by Aaron Hillis
(curator reRun Theater)



Theatrical Promo #11 by Sean Price Williams
(cinematographer of Frownland & The Color Wheel)



Theatrical Promo #10 by Mike Bilandic
(director of Happy Life)



Theatrical Promo #9 by Daniel Metz
(producer of Slacker 2011 and film programmer)



Theatrical Promo #8 by Ross Brothers
(directors of 45365 & TCHOUPITOULAS)



Theatrical Promo #7 by Lawrence Michael Levine
(director of Gabi on the Roof in July)



Theatrical Promo #6 by Jarred Alterman
(director of Convento)

 



Theatrical Promo #5 by Tom Hall
(director of the Sarasota Film Festival)



Theatrical Promo #4 by Craig Butta
(director of One Smart Indian)



Theatrical Promo #3 by Michael Tully
(director of Septien)

 



Theatrical Promo #2 by Alex Ross Perry
(director of The Color Wheel and Impolex)



Theatrical Promo #1 by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
(Rooftop Films)


 
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