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Cinemateca Sept 28

Argentina, 1985

In Spanish with English subtitles

Dir. Santiago Mitre Argentina, United Kingdom, United States 140 min R

2022 Amazon Studios

Synopsis of Argentina, 1985

A film inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera. Luis Moreno Ocampo and his young legal team of unlikely heroes in their David-vs-Goliath battle in which, under constant threat, they dared to prosecute Argentina's bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the junta.

Cinemateca Biennial Film Series

Discover the richness of Latino, Latin American, and Spanish cinema with the Cinemateca Biennial Film Series, a captivating presentation by Film Streams and UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies.

Pre-Screening Reception

Join us at 6:00 PM before the film for a tasty reception with mouthwatering pre-film appetizers provided by Las Chilenas, a Latina-owned restaurant.

Post-Screening Discussion

After the screening, dive into a lively post-screening discussion led by Dr. Claudia García, Foreign Languages and Literature, Associate Professor and OLLAS faculty and moderated by Dr. Eugenio Di Stefano, Foreign Languages and Literature, Associate Professor and OLLAS faculty.

About the Panelists

Dr. Claudia García’s teaching interests include Latin American literature, with emphasis in Central American, Guatemalan, and indigenous literatures; Latin American cultures; critical thinking; reading comprehension; creative and academic writing; service and community engagement learning projects. Her research focuses on Contemporary Central American and Guatemalan literatures; Latin American Indigenous literatures; and Guatemalan women novelists (1940-1970).

Dr. Eugenio Di Stefano is an associate professor of Latin American Literature and Culture in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature and a member of OLLAS (Office of Latino/Latin American Studies) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has published articles on the politics of aesthetic form in contemporary Latin American cultural production in MLN, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, and Nonsite. He is the author of the book, The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era (University of Texas Press). He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Dead Time: Capturing the Forms of the Latin American Present. He is also a founding editor of Forma, an online journal dedicated to rethinking contemporary Latin American culture and theory.

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