Presented by Museum of the Moving Image and CInema Tropical
Co-presented by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University and the Mexican Studies Institute at The City University of New York
THE BATWOMAN / LA MUJER MURCIÉLAGO — New Digital Restoration!
(René Cardona, Mexico, 1968, 80 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Starring Maura Monti, Roberto Cañedo, Héctor Godoy, David Silva, Crox Alvarado, Armando Silvestre, Manuel Capetillo, Ofelia Chávez, and Carlos Suárez.
The Mexican Batwoman is a fascinating and fairly unknown addition to the already overwhelmingly superb Batman franchise. Taking advantage of Batman’s increased popularity director Rene Cardona, known later for his luchador (masked wrestler) adventure movies, began working upon a new movie that would showcase the talent of actress Maura Monti by splicing elements of ‘Batmania’ with the popular lucha libre style of Mexico. Under her cape, cowl, boots and bikini the gorgeous Maura takes on the lead role of Batwoman in this 1968 Mexican version. With stunning beauty and crime-fighting finesse she is called to investigate an evil and whacked out scientist who is capturing wrestlers and using their spinal fluid to create a Gill Man.
Screening followed by a Q&A with archivist Viviana García Besné, director of the Permanencia Voluntaria Archive.
Sunday, July 31, 5pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Ave, Astoria, NY
(718) 777-6800 / www.movingimage.us
For Tickets and more information, visit here.
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/T0_oBiy9vDs