Lucha Libre Double Feature



Hollywood Theatre Thu, Feb 20, 2014 7:00 PM
Series:Regular Programming
Promos in Effect:Groupon (NO)
Film Info


On Thursday February 20th at 7pm, Cinescopio presents a Lucha Libre Double Feature!  Pictures with Luche Libre wrestlers from 6:30pm-7:00pm!


Filmed in glorious black and white, this 1966 classic Santos film launches us into a world of 60’s science-fiction action adventure. The film captures our imagination with blonde beefcake shirtless Martians and hypnotic voluptuous Martian women clad in gold lamay space suits with capes! Watch out Wonder Woman! They’re planning to take over the world! And, speak perfect Spanish!

The film is decked with entertaining wrestling matches, a campy B-movie script with actors who did not graduate from the Académie Royale d’Art Dramatique; this here is acting with a capital A, thank you! Santo vs the Martian Invasion is a wonderful Mexican pop culture throwback that takes us into a world of good versus evil, selfless fighting for the betterment of the world, and good ol’ fashion family fun that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

followed by VIVA LUCHA LIBRE (Documentary)

Shot in Mexico City, Tijuana and Los Angeles, Viva Lucha Libre reveals to the viewer that this once considered low brow sport of lucha libre proves to be much richer in history, iconography, and pop culture significance than expected. From the provident origins of the mask to the outrageous antics of the luchadores, Viva Lucha Libre captures the appeal of lucha libre in a visceral way. Instead of stealing its mysterious power through unmasking, Viva Lucha Libre defies the sport’s own mythology, revealing much about its mysterious identity while increasing its allure.

A secretive society for decades, the true story of lucha libre is brought to life in Viva Lucha Libre, a fascinating look behind the scenes and beyond the masks of history’s greatest lucha libre performers. Discover how lucha libre has influenced cinema, graphic design, art and music around the world. Fast paced, fun and informative Viva Lucha Libre is the definitive documentary about one of the world’s most intriguing ways of life.