The Indywood Theater will present a double feature of Louisiana-made cult classics Nutriaman and Swamp Women at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the historic Happyland Theater space (3126 Burgundy St.). More widely known as Terror in the Swamp (but restored by Indywood to its original title for the benefit of nutria-loving locals), Nutriaman shows what happens when a science project intended to breed oversize nutria for fur goes terribly wrong. It will be presented on VHS cassette as the film has never been digitized.
Swamp Women is one of the first films made by exploitation-movie magnate Roger Corman. It tells the story a female cop who goes undercover to accompany three prison escapees through the swamps of Louisiana and find a cache of stolen diamonds.
The Bywater neighborhood's Happyland Theater presented movies from 1914 to 1957. Indywood takes over the currently work-in-progress space for one evening of restored cinematic glory. Suggested donation is $5. More info here.