1936, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: W.S. Van Dyke

Nick and Nora (William Powell and Myrna Loy) return to San Francisco, where familial obligations thrust them headlong into an investigation of love and ambition gone murderously wrong. With characteristic smarts and sass, the two chase mystery and murders from drawing room to nightclub to boarding house. James Stewart joins the cast in a pivotal role.

2012, 118 min, Argentina, Dir: Ana Piterbarg

Viggo Mortensen (showing an impressive command of Spanish) stars in Ana Piterbarg's subtle, mood-infused thriller as identical twin brothers Augustin and Pedro. When Pedro dies, Augustin, tired of his daily life, takes the opportunity to swap places, returning to Pedro's home in the swamplands of the Delta Tigre region and taking on his beekeeper brother's identity. But Pedro had shady business dealings on the side, which Augustin quickly learns as he becomes the target of some very dangerous, unsavory individuals. With Soledad Villamil, Sofia Gala Castiglione and Daniel Fanego. An official selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.

1992, Universal, 126 min, USA, Dir: Phil Alden Robinson

Martin Bishop (Robert Redford) is serving as head of a colorful team of electronic-security analysts when he’s asked by the NSA to acquire a mysterious black box from the Russian government in exchange for the U.S. clearing secrets from his past. However, Bishop and his posse of techno-wizards encounter complications as they begin to learn the true purpose of this ominous object. Both thrilling and funny, this espionage crime caper boasts a stellar ensemble cast (Sidney Poitier, Ben Kingsley, David Strathairn, River Phoenix, Dan Aykroyd) and raises strikingly modern questions about digital security and government involvement in technological freedom.

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