Feliz cumpleaños, El Santo! at El Luchador Bar | Welcoming America

Feliz cumpleaños, El Santo! at El Luchador Bar

Join San Antonio Public Library as we partner with El Luchador Bar to screen the digitally restored film 'El Santo contra el Cerebro del Mal' in celebration of El Santo’s 102nd birthday. Stay after the film for Luchador mask making, trivia and cake cutting!

35 years after his death, El Santo remains an iconic symbol whose enduring popularity with the Mexican public transformed him from a superhero into a national hero. El Santo developed his persona as a heroic fighter for justice in a series massively influential of films spanning the years 1958 to 1982.

The Permanencia Voluntaria film archive in Mexico City has digitally restored the first two El Santo films in recognition of their cultural and artistic significance. El Santo’s first movie, 'El Santo contra el Cerebro del Mal ,' was made in Cuba in 1958 right before the revolution in a film noir style.

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