Out In The Ring


Hammer Theatre Center, San Jose Sun, Aug 21, 2022 2:50 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #1 Thu, Aug 25, 2022 2:45 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #1 Sat, Aug 27, 2022 1:45 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #2 Tue, Aug 30, 2022 4:35 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):105
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Dark Sheik
Pollo Del Mar
Reiza Clarke
Susan Tex Green
Mike Parrow
Billy Dixon
Director:Ry Levey
Executive Producer:Kris Levey
Cassandra Levey
Scooter McCrae
Shawn Smith
Producer(s):Brad Webb
Ry Levey
Darren Dean
Screenwriter:Ry Levey
Cinematography:Justin McConnell
Greg Sommer
Michael Galinsky
Adam Sekuler
Jon Gourlay
Tom Swindell
Jahlen Barnes
Music By:Scooter McCrae
Ryan Cassata
Editor:Brad Webb


OUT IN THE RING looks at the history of queer identity in professional wrestling. Using a historical timeline starting from the 1940’s and 50’s to the current LGBTQIA+ wrestling explosion with LGBTQIA+ run promotions and talent focused shows globally, the film interviews the performers, fans, and writers, exploring aspects of masculinity/ femininity, cultural representation/appropriation, homophobia, and self representation and openness.

The film features interviews with historians, wrestling legends, and contemporary performers discussing the various characterizations and performances of wrestlers both straight and gay. These brave and open performers talk about their start in the business and their struggles and triumphs in and out of the ring. OUT IN THE RING provides an entertaining and historical look at something taboo in the sport, and how these trailblazers have set about to survive, thrive, and change perceptions in and out of the business.

U.S. PREMIERE. Join the illustrious cast and filmmaking team for a special experience during the first Cinequest screening. Enjoy the electricity of being one of the first people to enjoy this fantastic artistic achievement and take your film experience to another level via the post screening Q&A session. Make sure to share your experience with others via social and the in-person Cinequest social experiences at our Beer/Wine Garden and Patrons & Artists Lounge. Cinequest is much more than a movie...it's experiencing great films, artists, and community.

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