First film shot entirely in Las Cruces to return to the Rio Grande Theatre
“The Devil’s Mistress” sought to transform the western into what Wanzer described as a “Modern Western, without the Cavalry and without the Indians.” The movie tells the story of four robbers on the lam, escaping toward the Organ Mountains when they happen upon the devil and his mistress, and meet their doom. This special screening is a fundraiser with proceeds going toward the completion of NMSU instructor Julia Smith’s work-in-progress documentary about Wanzer and his relevance to southern New Mexico film culture, with his contribution to the “acid western” subgenre. Attendees will be invited to a reception after the screening.
Gen Admission: $12.50