Film News: Female Lead Mexican Wrestling Films Showcase at Chicago’s Music Box on Sept. 8, 2022

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CHICAGO – Get out your Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling masks, a special film double feature is being presented by The National Museum of Mexican Art at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre. “The Bat-Woman” (1968) and “The Panther Women” (1967) have both had a 4K Restoration, score tickets and details by clicking FEMALE LUCHA LIBRE.

The double feature is hosted by Chicago Film programmer Raul Benitez and Viviana Garcia-Besne of the Permanencia Voluntaria Archivo Cinematográfico … whose family produced these films and that she restored from the original negatives. “The Bat-Woman” (La Mujer Murcielago) involves a sexy masked crime fighter who battles a mad scientist harvesting the glands of wrestlers and “The Panther Women (Las Mujeres Panteras) has wrestlers taking on female Satan worshipers. Both films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

’The Bat-Woman’ and ‘The Panther Women’ Double Feature
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The Trailer for “The Bat-Woman”…

The Trailer for “The Panther Women”…

The National Museum of Mexican Art presents ”The Bat-Woman” and “The Panther Women” at the Music Box Theatre (3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago) on September 8th, 2022 (7;30pm). Wrestling masks optional. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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