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Canadian Premiere
Documentaries from the Edge Live

You Cannot Kill David Arquette

Directed by David Darg, Price James

Mon August 24, 2020
7:30 PM

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David Darg, Price James


Charlie Arquette, Coco Arquette, David Arquette, Gus Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Richmond Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Courteney Cox, Diamond Dallas Page, Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Christina McLarty Arquette, Jack Perry, Luke Perry


Elevation Pictures

USA 2020 91 mins OV English
Genre Documentary

Join us after the screening at 9:00pm for a live Q&A with Co-Producer Christina McLarty Arquette, Directors David Darg and Price James and Actors David Arquette and RJ Skinner

At the age of 48 and recovering from a heart attack, David Arquette decides it’s time to face up to the one thing that's truly haunted him: His professional wrestling career. While you may know him for his role in the SCREAM series and as part of the famed Arquette acting family (sisters Rosanna, Patricia, the late Alexis; dad Lewis), to millions of wrestling fans he's the Hollywood actor who undeservedly “won” the WCW title in 2000 to promote the wrestling comedy READY TO RUMBLE. But David Arquette wasn't acting; he truly loves professional wrestling and is determined to prove that he's the real deal. So he sets off on a journey more bizarre than any movie, taking him to matches in backyards, Mexico and a bloody bout opposite Nick Gage in Hollywood. Crazy? Sure. Wild? Yup! Dangerous? Undoubtedly. But he wouldn't have it any other way. You cannot kill David Arquette – only David Arquette can do that.

If you told us going into this year's lineup that one of the most emotional, heartfelt and all-out craziest films of Fantasia 2020 would be a wrestling documentary starring a Hollywood actor, we wouldn't believe you, but YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE, like the man himself, is here to prove its worth. The welcome Fantasia return of Arquette (who attended with his 2006 directorial debut, THE TRIPPER) it's a rollercoaster ride of a movie about a dreamer who won’t give up despite the trappings of age, health, and self-doubt. It may not always be easy to watch, but it's never anything less than real, honest, and always from the heart, while also often hilarious, jaw-dropping and very entertaining. Don't care for wrestling? So what? YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE is about more than that. It's about writing your own story and being true to yourself. And you can't fake that. – Matthew Kiernan


Mon August 24, 2020
7:30 PM

Festival Scope