Barbed Wire City LLC, in coordination with Resistance Pro Wrestling and the Pickwick Theatre, are proud to announce the screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary BARBED WIRE CITY: The Unauthorized Story of Extreme Championship Wrestling in Chicago at the Pickwick Theater (5 S. Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068 / Phone 847-825-5800) –Thursday, May 23rd 2013 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 per person. The screening will be followed by Q&A session with producers/directors John Philapavage and Kevin Kiernan, as well as ECW Alumni to be announced.
“I’m really excited about doing Chicago,” commented John Philapavage, co-director of the film. “That was a great market for ECW, and we have a solid promotional partnership with Resistance Pro Wrestling. After the fun we had in New York City and Philly, I’m really interested to see this thing play at the Pickwick (Theatre).”
Resistance Pro Wrestling will be running a live event Friday, May 24th 2013. Doors Open at 6pm. Bell 7:30pm. This is an all ages show and it is a TV Taping. 115 Bourbon Street located at 3350 W. 115th Street Merrionette, IL 60803
Go to barbedwirecity.com for more news about the film, as well as to purchase a DVD and other merchandise.
MEDIA INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE (upon request): Radio, TV, Internet media personnel interested in interviewing John Philapavage, Co-director/Producers of Barbed Wire City, please email [email protected]
Barbed Wire City: The Unauthorized Story of Extreme Championship Wrestling is an independent documentary film that studies the history of, and people who made, Extreme Championship Wrestling a cult sensation in the 1990s. The film takes an intimate look at this subculture and finds a very human story about athletes who see themselves as entertainers, and were willing to take massive amounts of punishment for little money based on the promise of something more within their industry. This is a film about culture and human beings—who just happen to use tables and chairs and violent acts as part of their performance art. This documentary is not owned or supported by the WWE.