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Watch the Lights is a riveting journey into the heart of NORTH, Newcastle’s standout pro wrestling spectacle. Captured during the summer of 2023, with the company gearing up for their biggest show ever, the film takes us behind-the-scenes for a thrilling, funny, and often touching look at just what it takes to put on a wrestling show.

The screening on 17th June will be preceded by an introduction from director Alex Ayre.

This feature contains scenes of flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Alex Ayre

At the story’s core is teenage wrestling prodigy Leon Slater, and his meteoric rise from upstart to headliner. Having won the hearts of Newcastle’s raucous fanbase, can a main event match with his mentor Liam Slater on the company’s biggest stage make him a national star?

North East filmmaker Alex Ayre has crafted a lively and soul-stirring documentary love letter to independent wrestling in his hometown, and those who make it special. The film is guaranteed to awaken a curiosity in this wild and wacky world from anyone who experiences it.

Presented in collaboration with NORTH Wrestling, who have been exhilarating audiences in the North East with their exciting action and unparalleled wrestling storytelling since 2016 – while fostering a welcoming and inclusive community for seasoned lovers of the artform, as well as those totally new to it.