NYWIFT Talks with Mucho Mucho Amor Co-Directors – Monday, July 13th @ 12:30 PM
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In this NYWIFT Talks, join Co-Directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch to discuss their new documentary about beloved psychic Walter Mercado in Mucho Mucho Amor.
Mucho Mucho Amor started streaming on Netflix on July 8th.
This conversation will be moderated by NYWIFT Board Member Zenaida Mendez.
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado
Every single day for decades, extravagant Puerto Rican astrologer, psychic, and gender nonconforming legend Walter Mercado charmed the world with his televised horoscopes. Equal parts Oprah, Liberace, and Mr. Rogers, Walter was a celebrated daily part of Latin culture, who at his peak reached over 120 million viewers. Since childhood, Walter was regarded as a healer, but his greatest miracle might have been his personal transformation from shy farm boy to flamboyant showman. Walter enthralled much of the world with sequined capes, opulent jewelry and pressing horoscopes that shared a message of love and hope to his devoted viewers — until one day he mysteriously disappeared.
Over a decade later award-winning documentarians Cristina Costantini (Science Fair) and Kareem Tabsch (The Last Resort) plus producer Alex Fumero (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson) received unprecedented access to Walter during his post-fame seclusion and invite us into his home and interior world. With Mucho Mucho Amor, they capture Walter’s final two years, when the pioneering icon grappled with aging and his legacy, as he prepared for one last star-studded spectacle.
Featuring Walter Mercado, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez and Raul de Molina.