Sundance 2020: 'Mucho Mucho Amor'
Through the 1980s to the early 2000s, astrologer and TV personality Walter Mercado was a household name in Latinx homes–reaching, at his peak, an estimated 120 million people with his daily horoscopes. Then, in 2007, Mercado disappeared.
With their documentary Mucho Mucho Amor, directors Kareem Tabsch and Cristina Costantini bring Mercado back into the public eye, revealing how a young man from Puerto Rico became one of the most famous individuals in the Spanish speaking world. As the directors chronicle his journey from Puerto Rican sugarcane fields to international stardom–and his role as a vital figure against homophobia in Latin society–the film gives Mercado the revival he was seeking all along.
Walter Mercado passed away on November 2, 2019.
- Kareem Tabsch, documentary fimmaker and co-founder and co-director of O Cinema, Miami's largest art house cinema
- Cristina Costantini, documentary producer and director