by Tracey Chandler, contributing blogger
There are a number of different places to find out about film in Buenos Aires, what’s on, what’s new and who the important people are who have made significant contributions to Argentine cinema in the past.
One of the best places to stay in the know regarding all things to do with cinema in Buenos Aires, whether it be a focus on Argentine film or not, is the Sunday supplement found in the national newspaper Página 12 called Radar.
Radar is excellent for getting a quick feel for the cultural events of the week in general and there is a good section covering film. They print a concise but varied agenda every weekend for the week ahead and then they normally print a number of lengthy feature articles about Argentine cinema greats or new films that are in the pipeline too.
Last weekend, there was a great feature about the filmmaker Andres Di Tella who now resides in a geriatric home in Flores, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires and who is still very much involved within the creative sphere of the cinema world. The articles in Radar are always thorough and insightful. Together with the weekly agenda, the supplement is one of the best ways that exists in print to stay abreast of the current cinema climate in Buenos Aires.
If you haven’t spent a Sunday morning looking through the film goodies on offer in Radar, this weekend might be the perfect time to start.