The Latin film circuit developed in the 1930s, extending from Mexico to Argentina to Spain and back again, with directors and actors/actresses traveling frequently between these countries for various film projects.
The Adventuress / Aventurera
12:00 PM The singularly fiery Elena (Ninon Sevilla) has her life placed in peril when she becomes a popular dancer in a nightclub that’s a front for a brothel. An iconic cabaretera film, The Adventuress ranges from good-old-fashioned crime to gender politics set in the chaotic whirlwind of Mexico City nightlife. (Mexico, 1950, dir. Alberto Gout, 101m)
Death Whistles the Blues / La muerte siba un blues
2:00 PM Death Whistles the Blues shifts us into the 60s incarnation of such tales, with even scuzzier criminals and a cool blonde singer (Danik Patisson) who is sent in by the police to keep tabs on a heist being planned at a Caribbean casino. (Spain, 1964, dir. Jess Franco, 85m)