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Courtesy of the Permanencia Voluntaria Archive


The Batwoman (La mujer murciélago)

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

With Viviana García Besné, the archivist responsible for this new restoration, in person

Co-presented with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University and the Mexican Studies Institute at The City University of New York.

Dir. René Cardona. Mexico, 1968, 80 min. DCP. In Spanish with English subtitles. With Maura Monti, Roberto Cañedo, Héctor Godoy, David Silva, Crox Alvarado, Armando Silvestre, Manuel Capetillo, Ofelia Chávez, Carlos Suárez. The Batwoman is a fascinating and little known entry in the Batman superhero canon. Taking advantage of Batman’s increased popularity, director René Cardona, known later for his luchador adventures, aimed to showcase the talents of actress Maura Monti by splicing elements of “Batmania” with Mexico’s popular lucha libre style. Dressed in cape, cowl, boots, and bikini, Maura takes on the lead role of Batwoman, called upon to investigate an evil, whacked-out scientist who is capturing wrestlers for diabolical experiments. New digital restoration!

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members ($11 Classic members). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.