Mucho Mucho Amor

Mucho Mucho Amor

Every 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 reached over 120 million viewers at his peak, enthralling the Latin world with sequined capes, opulent jewelry and horoscopes that shared a message of love and hope to his devoted viewers. Then, he mysteriously disappeared.
Over a decade later award-winning directors Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch and producer Alex Fumero capture Walter’s final two years, when the pioneering icon grappled with aging and his legacy, and prepared for one last star-studded spectacle.

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Cristina Costantini

Kareem Tabsch


Directors: Cristina Costantini, Kareem Tabsch
Producer: Alex Fumero
Cinematographer: Peter Alton
Editor: Tom Maroney
Music: Jeff Morrow
Principal Cast: Walter Mercado, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez, Raul de Molina


Publicity Contact
Emily Kim
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish
Runtime: 96 mins