Santo the Silver Mask vs. the Martian Invasion

Film/Video

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Santo the Silver Mask vs. the Martian Invasion

Mexico
Alberto B. Crevenna, 1966

Cinema Latino

Memorable stories from throughout Latin America come together in this enduring series.<br><br><a href=http://www.wexarts.org/info/press/1112/201201cinemalatino_release.pdf>Press release</a>(pdf)

Classics

Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Wed, Jan 25, 2012 8:45 PM
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 8:45 PM

As an epilogue to our popular Cinema Latino presentations of 1950s Mexican sci-fi B-movies last year, we’re bringing viewers an archival print of one of the adventures of El Santo, Mexican cinema’s most famous wrestling superhero!

Santo must do battle with macho Martian invaders (and the scantily clad women that always seem to accompany mid-century Martian invaders). However, the Martians are trying to save the earth from itself and get its citizens to live in peace. The fate of the planet depends on the outcome of this interstellar wrestling match! (85 mins., 35mm)

Cinema Latino is cosponsored by Hispanic Chamber of Columbus and Ohio State’s Center for Latin American Studies and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.