The Wrestler  [2008]
DirectorDarren Aronofsky
CastNecro Butcher, Judah Friedlander, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Back in the late ‘80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of die-hard wrestling fans in high-school gyms and community centres. Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans; but when he suffers a heart attack after a match, he is forced into retirement. He begins to evaluate the state of his life but the allure of the spotlight and the passion for his sport threatens to pull him back inside the ring. Directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, TIFF 2006), The Wrestler also stars Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Judah Friedlander and the Necro Butcher.
2008 Screening Schedule
Ryerson Theatre
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Ryerson Theatre
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“THE WRESTLER” (2008 feature film directed by Darren Aronofsky)
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*****   TIFFtalk
****   MadHatter
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