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A must-see event is taking perch at the MALBA  this week: “El escritor oculto,” or “The Hidden Writer,” is a new exhibit curated by Edgardo Cozarinsky showing little-known aspects of famous novelists and poets. It’s a series of longing, desires once buried in time, alien discoveries of the familiar — everything the lit buff in you loves.

The Dreamed Ones, an Austrian film directed by Ruth Beckermann, is coming up on Wednesday August 2 at 7 PM. Revisiting a post-WWII era, Beckermann revitalizes the correspondence between two of the greatest German poets of the last century, Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, using previously unknown letters to recreate their relationship on screen. Inevitably their romance grappled with post-war scars: Celan’s parents died in the Holocaust and Bachmann’s father was a Nazi. You can see the trailer below:

Another feature in the cycle, which will be shown later in the year, is the 2016 film I Am Not Your Negro by Haitian director Raoul Peck, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, which explores the consciousnesses of past civil rights leaders such as Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr., addressing race . This screening will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 PM — a little far in the future, but it seems like such a good film that it’s worth marking on your calendar. Here’s the trailer:

When

The Dreamed Ones: Wednesday, August 2 at 7 PM
I Am Not Your Negro: Wednesday, October 4 at 8 PM

Where

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cost

Free