February at the Heights Theater
Postwar Argentina: Juan Peron is in power, and the nation is gearing up for an age of prosperity. Yet bubbling just beneath the optimism are rot, corruption, and murder. Argentinian filmmakers, inspired by their American counterparts, produced razor-sharp crime pictures with shocking plots, brilliant acting, and brooding cinematography that captured the seedy side of Buenos Aires. The five noirs we’ve selected should be international classics but have been nearly lost to audiences north of the equator.