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The Permanencia Voluntaria Archive is a Mexican Asociacion Civil located outside of Mexico City, in Tepoztlán. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Mexico’s popular film genres and the papers, films, and photographs of the Calderon Bros. and the Garcia Besné family. The Archive plans and oversees film restorations and preserves artifacts and films from decay. Click Here to view video in Spanish with English subtitles.

Cine Fantástico is an annual film event established to celebrate the legacy of the Calderon family, one of Mexico’s most important cinema families, and the restoration of their films.  Last year, Cine Fantastico debuted the restoration of the 1961 film Santo Contra Cerebro del Mal.

This year’s free event, set for Saturday, October 12th at the historic Plaza Theatre, will showcase three feature films, including the restorations of the 1968 adventure film La Mujer Murciélago (The Bat Woman), Mexico’s first horror film, La Llorona (1933) and Santo vs Hombres Infernales. The screenings will include a special introduction by archivist and filmmaker Viviana García Besné, director of the nonprofit Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive and great granddaughter of José Calderón.

1 pm - La Llorona
4 pm - Santo vs Hombres Infernales
7 pm - BatWomen - La Mujer Murciélago

Movies are in Spanish with English Subtitles.

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