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The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, in collaboration with Cine Las Americas and the Consulate General of Mexico in Austin, Present:
EL SANTO: SUPERESTRELLA
October 18 to November 15, 2010

AUSTIN, TX (October 7, 2010) - As part of the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Mexico's fight for independence and the Centennial of the Revolution, Cine Las Americas presents the film series EL SANTO: SUPERESTRELLA which includes five entertaining Mexican wrestling films starring the popular lucha libre idol “Santo, el enmascarado de plata.”

EL SANTO: SUPERESTRELLA is presented every Monday at 8pm, from October 18 to November 15, at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). This is the second series of an on-going, year-round program that Cine Las Americas will host during 2010 to honor Mexico's independence and revolution anniversaries.

All screenings at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
600 River Street, Austin, Texas 78701

All screenings at 8 PM

All films in Spanish with English subtitles

All screenings are free and open to the public



PROGRAM:

o    Oct 18: Santo en el museo de cera (Santo in the Wax Museum)
o    Oct 25: Santo contra Blue Demon en la Atlántida (Santo vs. Blue Demon in Atlantis)
o    Nov 1: Santo y Blue Demon contra los monstruos (Santo and Blue Demon vs. the Monsters)
o    Nov 8: Anónimo Mortal (Anonymous Death Threat)
o    Nov 15: Santo contra las lobas (Santo vs. the She-Wolves)



THE FILMS

Oct 18:

Santo en el museo de cera (Santo in the Wax Museum)
Dir: Alfonso Corona Blake
1963, 92 min. Black and White
Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: El Santo, Claudio Brook, Rubén Rojo, Norma Mora, Roxana Bellini, José Luis Jiménez

Santo faces the sinister powers of Dr. Karol, a famed European surgeon who went mad after being imprisoned in a concentration camp, and who now directs the Wax Museum. When beautiful magazine photographer Susana disappears after visiting the museum, Santo will fight to rescue her before Dr. Karol, who “hates beauty”, transforms her into a living wax figure called “the Panther Woman.”

Santo se enfrenta a los poderes siniestros del Dr. Karol, un famoso cirujano europeo que enloquieció después de haber sido prisionero en un campo de concentración, y quien es ahora el director del Museo de Cera. Cuando la bella fotógrafa Susana desaparece después de una visita al mueso, Santo luchará por rescatarla antes de que el Dr. Karol, quien odia la belleza, la transforme en una figura de cera viviente llamada “la mujer pantera.”


Oct 25:

Santo contra Blue Demon en la Atlántida (Santo vs. Blue Demon in Atlantis)
Dir: Julián Soler.
1970, 86 min. Color
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Santo, Blue Demon, Jorge Rado, Rafael Banquells, Agustín Martínez Solares Jr., Silvia Pasquel, Olga Guillot

Santo and Blue Demon face each other when a former Nazi scientist called Aquiles kidnaps Blue Demon and hypnotizes him at his underwater domain, sending him back to the surface with the mission of capturing Santo. Aquiles wants to impose a new world order in which humanity will be enslaved under his new “master race,” and the World Security Organization depends on Special Agent Santo to fold the plot and save the world from the evil plans of Aquiles. Will Santo be able to stop Aquiles and bring Blue Demon back from Atlantis?

Santo y Blue Demon se enfrentan cuando un antiguo científico nazi llamado Aquiles secuestra a Blue Demon y lo hipnotiza en su domino submarino, para mandarlo de regreso a tierra con la misión de capturar a Santo. Aquiles busca imponer un nuevo orden mundial en el que la humanidad será esclavizada bajo el yugo de su nueva “raza de amos”, y la Organización de Seguridad Mundial depende de el Agente Especial Santo para sabotear el plan y salvar al mundo de los maléficos planes de Aquiles. ¿Podrá El Santo detener a Aquiles y rescatar a Blue Demon de Atlantis?


Nov 1:

Santo y Blue Demon contra los monstruos (Santo and Blue Demon vs. the Monsters)
Dir: Gilberto Martínez Solares
1969, 82 min. Color
Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Santo, Blue Demon, Jorge Radó, Carlos Ancira, Hedy Blue, Raúl Martínez Solares, Adalberto Martínez "Resortes", Rafael Muñoz "Santanon"

When Dr. Bruno Halder dies, Santo and Blue Demon share the suspicion that he was a criminal mastermind. Their suspicions are confirmed when Blue Demon witnesses Waldo, Dr. Halder’s assistant, carrying the doctor’s body back into his castle and bringing him back to life. When the re-animated doctor discovers Blue Demon, he clones him and sends the clone to kill Santo, along with a grotesque gallery of monsters which includes a Vampire, a Mummy, a Cyclops, a Werewolf and Frankenstein. Santo will have to find the castle and rescue Blue Demon, so they can destroy the monsters and their evil creator mano a mano.

Cuando el Dr. Bruno Halder muere, Santo y Blue Demon comparten la sospecha de que éste era un genio del crimen. Sus sospechas se ven confirmadas cuando Blue Demon encuentra a Waldo, el asistente del Dr. Halder, quien lleva el cuerpo sin vida del doctor hacia su viejo castillo y le devuelve la vida. Cuando el reanimado Dr. Halder descubre a Blue Demon, lo captura, lo clona y manda al clón a buscar y matar a Santo, junto con una grotesca galería de monstruos que incluye un vampiro, una momia, un cíclope, un hombre lobo y Frankenstein. El Santo deberá encontrar el castillo y rescatar a Blue Demon, para que ambos puedan destruir a los monstruos y a su malevolo creador mano a mano.


Nov 8:

Anónimo mortal (Anonymous Death Threat)
Dir: Aldo Monti
1972, 87 min. Color
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Cast: Santo, Armando Silvestre, Tere Velázquez, Gregorio Casals, Jorge Radó, Sasha Montenegro, Raymundo Capetillo

A series of mysterious murders are terrorizing the city. When Santo is called to protect Mario Gaos, a prominent businessman who has received an anonymous death threat, he will enter a web of intrigue and revenge, as he untangles a case of double identities and deceit designed by a mysterious Nazi commander named Von Struber, who was sentenced to the gallows back in Germany by a jury of anti-Nazi citizens.

Una serie de misteriosos asesinatos aterrorizan la ciudad. Cuando El Santo es llamado a proteger a Mario Gaos, un prominente hombre de negocios que ha recibido una amenaza de muerte anónima, se encontrará enmedio de una red de intriga y venganza, al descubrir un caso de dobles identidades y engaños diseñado por un misterioso comandante nazi llamado Von Struber, quien fué sentenciado a muerte en Alemania por un jurado de ciudadanos anti-nazis.


Nov 15:

Santo contra las lobas
(Santo vs. the She-Wolves)
Dir: Jaime Jiménez Pons & Rubén Galindo.
1972, 83 min. Color
Action, Horror, Fantasy, Thirller
Cast: Santo, Rodolfo de Anda, Gloria Mayo, Jorge Rusek, Federico Falcón, Erika Carlson, Nubia Marti, Carlos Suárez, Rosa Furman, Bruno Rey

Luba, the queen of the werewolves, is re-born with the mission of destroying the human race and rule the earth, but Cesar Hacker, a member of a family that has battled werewolves for generations, contacts El Santo and informs him that it is foretold that only a “silver symbol” can destroy the werewolves, so “the man in the silver mask” reluctantly accepts the challenge. Licán, the king of the werewolves, ships himself from Transylvania to lead the clan in their fight against Santo, who will have to kill Licán by the night of the great red moon, or risk becoming a werewolf himself.

Luba, la reina de las mujeres-lobo, renace con la misión de destruir a la humanidad y reinar sobre la tierra, pero Cesar Hacker, miembro de una familia que ha luchado contra los licántropos por generaciones, contacta a El Santo y le informa que se augura que sólo un “símbolo de plata” puede destruir a los licántropos, y logra que el enmascarado de plata acepte incrédulo el reto. Licán, el rey de los hombres lobo, se transporta desde Transilvania para liderear al clan en su lucha contra El Santo, quien tendrá que matar a Licán en la noche de la gran luna roja, o arriesgarse a convertirse también en hombre lobo.



This project is funded in and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endownment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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