Last night I caught my first Nightvision film--in fact it was the first film in the Nightvision program for Hot Docs, and what a film to jumpstart the kooky, funny, strange, out-there films that comprise the series.
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling was a fantastic, funny, touching and kick-ass story about the women wrestlers on the 80's TV show GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). The box office schedule limits what films I can see and I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to this film, but my goal was to get out to all the Nightvision films and so I decided to go. I'm so glad I did. That's always a highlight for me at this documentary festival, to go see a film I wouldn't normally be interested in seeing based on the description, title, etc.. (book, cover...), and then get blown away by it, either in the sheer awesomeness of the film or how it will influence me as a filmmaker. Well, GLOW was awesome and I'm glad I got to see it.
It's playing two more times so check out Hot Docs' website for more info.
GLOW (official website)