Posted on Sep 28, 2006

Be sure to check out the “Argentina” film series sponsored by Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in Orange House. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Tonight: “The Night of the Pencils,” a true story based on the testimony of Pablo Diaz, the only survivor of a 1976 high school kidnapping during the Argentinean military dictatorship.

The series also includes:

Oct. 5: “Lost Embrace,” a melancholy comedy that offers a Latin American twist to the young, male Jewish identity crises familiar to fans of Woody Allen. The film's protagonist, Ariel, carries on an affair, pines for his ex-girlfriend, fantasizes about emigrating to Poland and is haunted by the absence of his father.

Oct. 26: “Nine Queens,” a caper about con artistry that combines Hitchcock's paranoid universe with Mamet's obsession with the finer points of gamesmanship.

Nov. 2: “The Take,” about 30 unemployed auto workers who walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. Workers face off against the bosses as Director Avi Lewis, one of Canada's most outspoken journalists, champions a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century.