Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents THE LAST VILLAINS – MAD DOG & THE BUTCHER
Director: Thomas Rinfret
Language: English; French subtitled in English
Runtime: 94 minutes
Alternately hard-hitting, hilarious and oddly touching, this documentary by Thomas Rinfret presents a different kind of family saga. His film’s battered but unbroken protagonist is Paul “The Butcher” Vachon, the last living member of a Quebec wrestling dynasty whose members gained renown all over the world. Indeed, The Butcher and his brother “Mad Dog” Maurice were as famous for their bad behaviour inside the ring as they were for the generosity they displayed within the wrestling community for decades. But as Rinfret’s film makes clear, all those body slams exacted a high cost on the Vachons, as did the personal struggles and tragedies their fans knew nothing about. With its engaging combination of interviews and archival footage, THE LAST VILLAINS is a deserving and sometimes surprising tribute to these wrestling heroes.
To mark our 20th anniversary, we’re launching the Live the Experience Fund that will provide tickets for local schools and community groups to attend the Festival and live the experience first hand. Donations to the fund have an immediate impact. Simply follow the DONATION LINK below to support the fund!
Event Link: More Info
Donation Link: Learn More
March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.