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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Death in Buenos Aires | Closing Night Film!

Muerte en Buenos Aires

Directed by Natalia Meta

Argentina / 2014 / 90 mins / Spanish with English subtitles

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The biggest hit of the year in its native Argentina, DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES is a gripping police thriller about corruption, paranoia, and the secret gay lives of the wealthy elite of Buenos Aires during the politically tumultuous 1980s. At the scene of a murder of one of the city’s high society figures, veteran police inspector Chavez (Demian Bichir, Academy Award nominee, A BETTER LIFE, WEEDS) runs into Gomez (Chino Darin), a.k.a. “El Ganso” (The Goose), a handsome young rookie cop with dreams of advancement. When Chavez uncovers that the murder may be linked to a small-time hustler and the gay nightclub La Manila, the detective sends the rookie undercover to pose as a gay newcomer on the prowl for an older benefactor. As they come close to luring out the killer, the erotic charge of their new surroundings triggers changes in both Chavez and Gomez. Director Natalia Meta’s deeply involving debut film delivers rich, multi-faceted characters that match the complexity of its riveting story. This film is co-presented by The Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago.

Help us close out another fantastic year of Reeling after the Closing Night screening and join us for the Official After Party at Matilda, just a few blocks away from the Landmark at 3101 N. Sheffield Ave! The party starts at 11pm immediately following the screening of DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES. Your film+party ticket is good for a free Lagunitas beer, plus light appetizers generously provided by Matilda.