Walter Mercado, a charismatic and broadly adored astrologer, commanded the eye of hundreds of thousands of Latinx households virtually each afternoon because the 1970s. They’d sit quietly, patiently ready by the tv to listen to Mercado learn their every day horoscopes, able to soak in his dramatic steerage and contagious optimism.
However after many years of enthralling viewers, the Puerto Rican icon disappeared from the airwaves, sparking quite a few theories about his present’s sudden exit. A brand new Netflix documentary, “Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado,” searches for the solutions.
“I’m a fortune-teller, however I don’t wish to know my future. I simply need to take pleasure in this second of my life,” Mercado says within the trailer.
Although Mercado died in November 2019, he tells the story of his life all through the feature-length doc with the assistance of different Latinx stars, resembling playwright and actor Lin Manuel-Miranda, actor Eugenio Derbez, and “El Gordo y la Flaca” host Raúl De Molina. The movie premiered within the U.S. Documentary Competitors on the Sundance Movie Pageant in January 2020.