La Nave De Los Monstruos (The Monsters’ Ship) with live original score
Friday, October 30, 2009, 8:00 pm
$15 advance/$18 day of show/$10 students/Members 10% discount
ETHEL, the nation's premier rock-infused, postclassical string quartet, tackles the vintage Mexican science fiction classic La Nave De Los Monstruos (The Monsters' Ship, 1959). In the film, the last male on Venus has died and the planet's regent sends Gamma and Beta -- two hot Venusian babes who could teach Captain Kirk a thing or two about amorous interplanetary exploration -- on a quest to find men on other worlds. They land, of course, on planet Mexico. ETHEL digs into this fertile ground to create a new original score, which will be performed live to the film. Presented with the Williamstown Film Festival.
Check out this video of ETHEL performing and perfecting their score during a residency at BRIClab earlier this spring.
And here are some other Youtube videos of the original La Nave de los Monstruos:
Various Excerpts from the Film
Beta and Gamma confronting their monstrous men
Affable Cowboy Hero Lauriano escapes from the monsters
Co-presented with Cinema Tropical. La Nave de los Monstruos was originally part of the film series El Futuro Más Acá: The Future South of the Border curated by Itala Schmelz, Héctor Orozco and Vania Rojas. The Mexican Cultural Institute and Filmoteca de la UNAM have provided generous support of this presentation.