Death Is My Dance Partner: Film Noir in Postwar Argentina


Argentina during the Peronist years (1949–56): a period of repression and class warfare for some, and a glorified age of social justice and national pride for others. For the screenwriters, directors, and actors in this six-film series, Buenos Aires is a cesspool of murder and corruption, where serial killers, pedophiles, and racketeers walk the streets with impunity, and no crime goes punished—the perfect backdrop for adaptations of thrillers by Cornell Woolrich, Hugo Fregonese, and Adolfo Jasca, as well as Richard Wright’s Native Son and Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou’s 1930 expressionist classic M

New York: Feb. 10 - 16 at the Museum of Modern Art.

February 9
Cimarrón Spirit
February 11
SF IndieFest