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free admission - Chicago Latino Film Festival
For daily schedule of films:
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org
CONNECT WITH US
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org
312-431-1330
facebook.com/ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival
@ChicagoLatinoFF
@chicagolatinofilmfestival
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THEATRE
AMC RIVER EAST 21 THEATRES
322 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611
312-596-0333
TAKE CTA TO THE FESTIVAL
1-888-968-7282
transitchicago.com
GET TO AMC RIVER EAST 21 THEATRES
• Bus: #29 (State St. to Navy Pier) / #66 (Chicago Red Line to Navy Pier) /
#65 (Grand Red Line to Navy Pier)
• Rail: Red Line to Grand station, walk five blocks east to the theatre. Blue
Line to Grand, transfer to #65 bus.
• Parking: Discounted parking available at River East Parking Garage
(lower level of theater, 322 E. Illinois St.). $18 for up to 8 hours.
Please pick up the discounted parking voucher at the Festival
Information Table at the theatre.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
AMC River East 21 Theatres is wheelchair accessible
TICKET INFORMATION
MERCHANDISE INFORMATION
FILM TICKETS
General Admission - $13
ILCC Members / AARP Members / Gene Siskel Film Center
Members / Students / Seniors / Handicapped - $10
(Must present Valid ID)
FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE
Film Festival T-shirt - $15 / $12 ILCC Member
Film Festival Poster - $5
Cine Martes! - $10 (All screenings Tuesday April 12 & 19)
Cash, debit and major credit cards are accepted at the
Ticketing tables. Checks are not accepted.
FILM PASSPORT TICKETS
Film Passport: 12 General Admissions
$110 ($46 Savings) / $80 ILCC Member ($76 Savings)
Purchase at Festival Information Table at AMC River East 21
Theatres. Cash, debit and major credit cards are accepted.
Checks are not accepted.
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
• Tickets are available for purchase in advance at
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org or on CLFF Facebook page.
• Tickets can also be purchased at CLFF Box Office in
theater lobby. Box office opens one hour before first show
of the day.
• For expedited service please purchase tickets in advance.
Tickets will be emailed to print or show on smart phone.
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Purchase at Festival Information Table at AMC River East 21
Theatres. Cash, debit and major credit cards are accepted.
Checks are not accepted.
TICKET & MERCHANDISE POLICY
• There are no refunds or exchanges.
• All sales are final.
• Must present valid ID and membership ID at time of
purchase to receive discount.
MEMBERSHIP
BECOME A MEMBER!
The International Latino Cultural Center is your passport
to Latin America, Spain and Portugal!
Become a member today and let us open the doors
to a unique cultural experience. Discover and enjoy
international films, music, dance, visual and performing
arts with our exceptional year-long programming.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP $60
•Ticket discount to every ILCC sponsored event.
•Special invitations to private receptions & events.
•Weekly e-calendar of events sent throughout the year.
•Free access to the ILCC Film Library, which contains
films from previous Film Festivals (individual/
educational purposes only).
SENIOR/STUDENT MEMBERSHIP $40
•Seniors 65+ years and students up to 25 years
of age receive the same benefits of an Individual
Membership (see above). When purchasing a ticket
for ILCC events, a valid ID must be presented.
SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP $250
•Same benefits of an Individual Membership for you
and a friend or family member.
•One Film Passport for the Chicago Latino Film Festival
FESTIVAL DONOR $700+
•Same benefits of an Individual Membership.
•Acknowledgment of your support in the Chicago
Latino Film Festival program book
•Two Film Passports for the Chicago Latino Film
Festival (good for 24 films, a $312 value).
•Two complimentary tickets to one of the Chicago
Latino Film Festival Galas of your choice (valued at
$170).
To sign up for a membership call our office:
312-431-1330
Or visit our website:
LatinoCulturalCenter.org/membership
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AARP PRESENTS "MOVIES FOR GROWNUPS"
Since 2002, AARP has
implemented the Movies for
Grownups program to select
the year’s best movies with
storylines, performances,
and filmmaking that have relevance to the 50+ moviegoer.
Movies for Grownups works within communities across the
nation to offer opportunities to see some of the year’s best
films before they are in theaters.
PEARL (p.14)
PASSAGE OF LIFE (p.11)
GABO: THE CREATION OF GABRIEL
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ (p.15)
ROSA CHUMBE (p.23)
ILLUSIONS S.A. (p.8)
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FILM!
Since 1993, a film has been chosen by film enthusiasts
to receive the Audience Choice Award. Festival attendees
determine who receives the publicly recognized award.
Ballots available at all screenings.
FILL OUT THE BALLOT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PRIZES FOR THE 33RD CLFF:
1. Two tickets to opening night ($170 value)
2. Two tickets to closing night ($170 value)
3. Film Passport ($110 value)
Audience Choice Award winner for fiction, documentary
and short film categories and the raffle winner, will be
announced Monday, April 25, 2016.
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OUR LAST TANGO (p.11)
Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 8-21, 2016
MATINEE OUTREACH PROGRAM
Presently, in its 21st year, the Matinee Outreach Program is a
fundamental educational platform that continues to channel
the cultural significance of film to elementary and high school
students. The program began as an event that attracted
1,000 students and has grown to nearly 5,000 Chicago area
student attendees.
The Matinee Outreach Program provides students the
opportunity to learn about the diversity of other cultures,
the possibility to connect with their cultural heritage, and
the prospect of meeting film directors/actors/producers to
discuss viable career options in the arts.
STUDENT FILM SEGMENT
The Student Film Segment presents short films made by
student filmmakers from various countries in Latin America
and in the Chicago area. It will focus on showing the work of
new talents in filmmaking and bring them and their works to
Chicago during the 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival.
The Student Film Segment of the Chicago Latino Film Festival
is organized by the International Latino Cultural Center, The
Latino Media and Communication, The College of Computing
and Digital Media and The Latin America Initiatives at DePaul
University with the valuable collaboration of CPS.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH
Auditorium of the College of Communication at DePaul University
14 E Jackson Blvd. Room LL 101
Q&A session after the screening
FREE ADMISSION
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OFFICIAL HOTEL
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LAS TABLAS
2942 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773.871.2414
4920 W. Irving Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
773.202.0999
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LUCIA’S
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PICCOLO MONDO
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REVOLUCIÓN MEXICAN
STEAKHOUSE
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REZA’S RESTAURANT
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RIQUES COCINA MEXICANA
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312.491.8200
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ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE /
CULINARY SCHOOL
1345 W. Argyle St.
Chicago, IL 60640
773.878.8756
www.staugustine.edu
TANGO SUR
3763 N Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
773.477.5466
www.tangosurchicago.com
VENUE PARTNERS
The Chicago Latino Film Festival continues its connection to the community by partnering with educational institutions and
organizations throughout the city. The Venue Partners program allows community members to view films that are otherwise
inaccessible. This experience allows audiences to learn of the diversity of other cultures and hopefully connect with their own
cultural heritage.
The International Latino Cultural Center appreciates the support of our 2016 Venue Partners:
UIC
803 S. Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60607
Rafael Cintron Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2
(312) 996-3095
Tuesday, April 12, 12:00 PM
In the Game/ En El Juego - 78 min.
Documentary - United States
Directed by Maria Finitzo
Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 PM
Dad/PA! Por mis hijos lo que sea - 79 min.
Comedy/Drama – Colombia
Directed by Harold Trompetero
Thursday, April 14, 12:00 PM
Burden of Peace/ Paz y Paz - 77 min.
Documentary - Guatemala/Netherlands
Directed by Joey Boink & Sander Wirken
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HANCOCK COLLEGE PREPARATORY
4034 W. 56th street Chicago, IL 60629
In cooperation with Ivette Contreras (Youth
Guidance) and Hancock’s Booster Club
www.hancockhs.org
Saturday, April 16, 4:00 PM
The Oak’s Shadow / La Sombra del Roble - 72 min
Drama – Chile
Directed by Nicolas Saldivia
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LAKE FOREST COLLEGE
555 N. Sheridan Rd. Lake Forest IL 60045
McCormick Auditorium
In cooperation with Latinos Unidos
[email protected]
Thursday, April 14th, 7:00 PM
Dad/PA! Por mis hijos lo que sea - 79 min.
Comedy/Drama - Colombia
Directed by Harold Trompetero
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ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE
St. Augustine College
1345 W. Argyle St. Chicago IL 60640
Emily Herrera 773-878-7030
www.staugustine.edu
DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY
Martin Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building
7900 W. Division St. River Forest
In cooperation with Latino & Latin American
Studies
Lisa Petrov Amor
[email protected]
Monday, April 18th, 7:00 PM
Club Frontera – 93 min.
Documentary – Mexico/USA
Directed by Chris Cashman
___________________________________
NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY
3225 West Foster Av.
In cooperation with the Office of Diversity –
L.A.S.O.
Latin American Student Organization
(773) 244-5500
April 15th, 10:30 AM
In the Game/ En El Juego - 78 min.
Documentary - United States
Directed by Maria Finitzo
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PUERTO RICAN ARTS ALLIANCE
3000 N. Elbridge -Chicago, IL 60618
Sunday, April 17th, 2:00 PM
A Wedding in Castañer / Una Boda en Castañer
-112 min
Comedy – Puerto Rico
Directed by Raúl García
Reception to follow
Suggested donation: $10
Parking available at US Bank Employee Parking
Lot Only
For Information: 773-342-8865 ext. 104
LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ELGIN
Elgin Community College
Spartan Auditorium – Building G – G100
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Information & Tickets
LatinoFilmFestivalElgin.com
Phone: (800) 344-0538
Friday, April 15th
Dad/PA! Por mis hijos lo que sea - 79 min.
Comedy/Drama - Colombia
Directed by Harold Trompetero
Film Screening: 6:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm
University and Business Center (Building E).
Tickets: $25 (includes reception & film)
Marcus Theatres
111 S. Randall Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123
Saturday, April 16th
Pearl/Perla – 84 min
Drama/Comedy/Family – Chile
Directed by Sergio M. Castilla
Film Screening: 5:00pm
Illusions S.A./Ilusiones S.A. – 90 min
Comedy – Mexico
Directed by Roberto Girault
Film Screening: 7:00pm
Sunday, April 17th
Club Frontera – 93 min
Documentary – Mexico/USA
Directed by Chris Cashman
Film Screening: 5:00pm
A Wedding in Castañer/Una Boda en Castañer
– 112 min
Comedy – Puerto Rico
Directed by Raúl García
Film Screening: 7:00pm
Saturday, April 9th, 6:00 PM
The Oak’s Shadow / La Sombra del Roble - 72 min
Drama – Chile
Directed by Nicolas Saldivia
Saturday, April 16th, 6:00 PM
Burden of Peace/ Paz y Paz - 77 min.
Documentary - Guatemala/Netherlands
Directed by Joey Boink & Sander Wirken
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OPENING NIGHT GALA
ILLUSIONS S.A. / ILUSIONES S.A.
Mexico / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Roberto Girault
Starring Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”) and set in Campeche, México in the
1950s, “Illusions S.A.” centers around an agency that turns your deepest
fantasies, wishes and even lies into reality. A noble grandfather has, through
fictitious letters, lied to his wife about the true nature of his grandson who
left their house more than 20 years ago. After the grandson apparently dies
when the ship carrying him back to México sinks in the ocean, the firm’s
director (Camil) and a recent recruit (Adriana Louvier) take on the mission
of posing as the grandson and his wife. But things get out of hand when the
real grandson pops up with demands of his own.
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Protagonizada por Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”) y ambientada en la década de
1950 en Campeche, “Ilusiones S.A.” gira en torno a una agencia que convierte sus
más profundas fantasías, deseos e incluso mentiritas en realidad. A través de cartas
ficticias de su propia pluma, un noble abuelo le ha mentido a su esposa acerca de
la verdadera naturaleza de su nieto a quien él expulsó de su casa hace más de 20
años. Cuando el barco que lleva al nieto de regreso a México se hunde en el mar, el
director de la empresa (Camil) y su nueva recluta (Adriana Louvier) asumen como
misión hacerse pasar por el nieto y su esposa para hacer realidad todas las mentiras
contadas por el abuelo. Pero la misión se les va de la mano cuando el nieto reaparece.
friday, April 8th DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 pm
PROGRAM: 6:00 PM
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.
RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE SCREENING
Embassy Suites Hotel
511 N. Columbus Drive
Sponsored by
TICKETS
$85 General / $70 ILCC Member
Ticket includes film screening, food, drinks & live entertainment.
Cocktail attire strongly recommended.
PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are available for purchase in advance at
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org or on the CLFF Facebook page.
PARKING
Discounted parking available at River East Parking Garage (lower
level of theater, 322 E. Illinois St.). $18 for up to 8 hours. Please
pick up the discounted parking voucher at the Festival Information
Table at the theatre.
ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS (FILM ONLY):
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 6:30 PM / THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 7:00 PM
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CLOSING NIGHT GALA
NIGHT OF ARGENTINA
NO KIDS / SIN HIJOS
Argentina / 2015 / 100 min.
Directed by Ariel Winograd
The third highest grossing Argentinian film of 2015, this delightfully energetic
comedy from Ariel Winograd (“My First Wedding,” “To Fool a Thief”) centers
on Gabriel (Diego Peretti) a divorced father who dotes on his 9-year-old
daughter Sofía (Guadalupe Manent, who steals the movie in her big screen
debut). Their relationship is disrupted when he falls in love with the childhating Vicky (Maribel Verdú, “Y Tu Mamá También”), forcing Gabriel to jump
through hoops to conceal his daughter.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
La tercera película argentina más taquillera de 2015, esta maravillosa
comedia llena de energía de Ariel Winograd (“Mi primera boda”, “Vino
para robar”) se centra en Gabriel (Diego Peretti) un padre divorciado que
se desvive por su hija Sofía, de 9 años de edad (Guadalupe Manent quien
se roba la película en su debut en la pantalla grande). Su vida se vuelca
boca arriba cuando se enamora de Vicky (Maribel Verdú), una vieja amiga
que odia a los niños, obligando a Gabriel a hacer maromas para ocultar la
existencia de su hija.
THURSDAY, April 21st DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 pm
FILM SCREENING: 6:00 PM
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE SCREENING
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
RECEPTION CATERED BY
Sponsored by
TICKETS
$85 General / $70 ILCC Member
Ticket includes film screening, food, drinks & live entertainment.
Cocktail attire strongly recommended.
PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets are available for purchase in advance at
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org or on the CLFF Facebook page.
PARKING
Public parking is conveniently located one block north of the
Museum at Clark and LaSalle Streets; enter on Stockton Drive.
$9 with Museum validation.
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ARGENTINA
CONNECT WITH US
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312-431-1330
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@ChicagoLatinoFF
@chicagolatinofilmfestival
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FEATURE FILMS
All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
THE FIRE / EL INCENDIO
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 9:15 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:45 PM
Argentina / 2015 / 95 min.
Directed by Juan Schnitman
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
It should have been one of the happiest days of their
lives. On the way to closing the contract on their first
home, Lucía and Marcelo withdraw $100,000 in cash
from their bank. Unfortunately, the seller postpones the
signing to the following day, forcing the young couple
to return to their apartment and hide the money for
safekeeping. That simple act opens a festering can
of worms as old resentments gush to the surface.
Schnitman’s intense feature debut is anchored by
Pilar Gamboa’s and Juan Barnerini’s uncompromising
performances as the young couple.
Se suponía que fuera uno de los días más felices de su
vida. En camino a cerrar el contrato en su primera casa,
Lucía y Marcelo retiran $100,000 en efectivo del banco.
Desafortunadamente, el vendedor pospone la firma del
mismo para el día siguiente, obligando a la joven pareja
a regresar a su apartamento y esconder el dinero. Ese
sencillo acto destapa una enconada caja de Pandora y
aquellos viejos rencores que habían suprimido vuelven
a despertar. Esta intensa ópera prima de Schnitman
está anclada por las potentes interpretaciones de Pilar
Gamboa y Juan Barnerini como la joven pareja.
HEIRS OF THE SOIL / LOS DEL SUELO
Argentina / 2015 / 109 min.
Directed by Juan Baldana
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Argentina, 1976. Remo and Irma, militants for the
Agrarian Leagues, an organization that defended the
rights of peasants to own land, are forced into hiding
in the jungles of El Chaco by the military dictatorship.
After Irma gives birth to Marita, they decide to leave the
newborn in the care of a local couple. When Marita is
kidnapped by the military, Remo and Irma must choose
between leaving the country and staying and risk their
lives rescuing their daughter.
Argentina, 1976. Remo e Irma, militantes de las Ligas
Agrarias, una organización que defendía los derechos
de los campesinos a ser dueños de sus propias tierras,
huyen de la dictadura militar y buscan refugio en las
selvas del Chaco. Después de dar a luz a Marita, la
pareja decide dejar a la recién nacida al cuidado de
una pareja local. Cuando Marita es secuestrada por
los militares, Remo e Irma se ven obligados a escoger
entre salir del país o quedarse y arriesgar sus vidas
rescatando a su hija.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 9:00 PM
INTERNET JUNKIE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 6:15 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:45 PM
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Argentina / Mexico / Israel / 2015 / 91 min.
Directed by Alexander Katzowicz
Genre: Drama
Spanish, English & Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
Featuring guest turns by legendary Mexican director
Arturo Ripsten (in his acting debut) and Angela Molina
(“That Obscure Object of Desire”), Katzowicz’s opera
prima intertwines five stories shot in three countries to
explore humanity’s technology-driven alienation. These
are stories about characters glued to their smartphones,
their laptops, their tablets all day long; characters like
a man who, pretending to be a coronel, seeks the
company of women thru the web and a couple who
discover a new source of income in online sex.
Con actuaciones especiales del legendario director
mexicano Arturo Ripstein (en su debut como actor)
y Angela Molina (“Ese oscuro objeto del deseo”),
esta ópera prima de Katzowicz entrelaza cinco
historias rodadas en tres países para explorar nuestra
enajenación producto de la tecnología. Estas son
historias sobre personajes pegados a sus celulares,
computadoras portátiles y tabletas durante todo el día;
personajes como un hombre que, haciéndose pasar por
un Coronel, busca la compañía de mujeres a través de
internet y una pareja que descubre una nueva fuente de
ingreso en el sexo en línea.
Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 8-21, 2016
ARGENTINA / BOLIVIA
OUR LAST TANGO / UN TANGO MAS
Argentina / Germany / 2015 / 85 min.
Directed by German Kral
Genre: Documentary / Musical
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes danced
together for nearly 50 years and helped internationalize
tango with the hit Broadway show “Tango Argentino.”
They loved and hated each other, went through several
painful separations, but always ended back together.
Produced by Wim Wenders, this powerful documentary
offers a highly personalized history of tango through
interviews with the now octogenarian dancers, archival
footage, and beautifully shot choreographies.
María Nieves Rego y Juan Carlos Copes bailaron juntos
durante casi 50 años y con el éxito de Broadway
“Tango Argentino” ayudaron a internacionalizar el
género. Se amaron y se odiaron, se separaron en varias
ocasiones, pero siempre terminaron juntos como pareja
artistica. Producido por Wim Wenders, este dramático
documental ofrece una historia altamente personalizada
del tango a través de entrevistas con los ya octogenarios
artistas, imágenes de archivo y coreografías bellamente
fotografiadas.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 5:15 PM
PASSAGE OF LIFE / PASAJE DE VIDA
Argentina / Spain / 2015 / 112 min.
Directed by Diego Corsini
Genre: Drama / Romance /Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Mario reluctantly takes over the care of his father
Miguel, an Argentine exile in Spain, after he suffers a
debilitating stroke that leaves him senile. Miguel begins
to recall the names of old friends and events; he keeps
repeating one name in particular: Diana. These brief
lapses lead Mario to research his father’s history as
a young political activist in 1970s Argentina. Past and
present collide in this drama about the open wounds
that the country’s tragic history left on its survivors and
on their descendants.
Mario renuentemente acepta encargarse del cuidado de
su padre Miguel, un exiliado argentino en España, tras
éste sufrir un derrame cerebral que lo deja senil. Miguel
comienza a recordar eventos y los nombres de viejos
amigos; no deja de repetir uno en particular: Diana.
Estos breves lapsos conducen a Mario a investigar la
historia de su padre como un joven activista político
en la Argentina de los años 70. El pasado y el presente
chocan en este drama sobre las heridas abiertas que la
trágica historia del país dejó en sus sobrevivientes y sus
descendientes.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 5:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:15 PM
THE RED EARTH / LA TIERRA ROJA
Argentina / Belgium / 2015 / 104 min.
Directed by Diego Martínez Vignatti
Genre: Drama
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Pierre, a 40-year-old Belgian logger, is hired by a
multinational to oversee a deforestation project in the
northern Argentinian province of Misiones. The town
is up in arms because the toxins discharged by the
company in the local soil are poisoning the population.
To Pierre, though, this is another job until he falls in
love with Ana, a local activist who opens his eyes to the
environmental crimes committed by his employer. He
will have to choose sides as the protests turn bloody.
Pierre, un leñador de 40 años de edad oriundo de Bélgica,
es contratado por una multinacional para supervisar un
proyecto de deforestación en la provincia argentina de
Misiones. El pueblo está indignado ante el derrame de
toxinas por la empresa que están envenenando a sus
habitantes. Para Pierre este es otro trabajo más hasta
que se enamora de Ana, una activista local que abre
sus ojos a los delitos ambientales cometidos por su
empleador. Él se verá obligado a elegir un bando en
momentos que las protestas se tornan sangrientas.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 9:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 8:45 PM
SEALED CARGO / CARGA SELLADA
Bolivia / 2015 / 107 min.
Directed by Julia Vargas
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Somewhere in the Andes, half buried containers of
toxic waste are found and the residents of a nearby
town demand that the government get rid of them. The
only available means of transportation is a steam train
driven by an old anarchist. Mariscal, an ambitious police
captain, is put in charge of transporting this waste to
the border. As the train makes its way, they are attacked
by enraged townspeople and deceived in ways that will
change not only their lives but also their country’s.
En algún lugar de los Andes, varios contenedores llenos
de residuos tóxicos son hallados semienterrados y los
residentes de un pueblo cercano demandan que el
gobierno se deshaga de ellos. El único medio disponible
para transportarlos es una vieja locomotora de vapor
conducida por un ahora retirado anarquista. Mariscal,
un ambicioso capitán de la policía, es encargado con
la misión de transportar estos residuos a la frontera. A
medida que el tren recorre su rumbo, sus tripulantes
son atacados por los enfurecidos residentes del pueblo
y engañados de tal manera que tanto sus vidas como la
del país cambiarán.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 8:15 PM
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BRAZIL
I SWEAR I'LL LEAVE THIS TOWN
/ PROMETO UM DIA DEIXAR ESSA CIDADE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:00 PM
Brazil / 2014 / 90 min.
Directed by Daniel Aragão
Genre: Thriller
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
After an extended stint at a rehabilitation center, Joli
Dornelles, a recovering crack addict and the daughter
of Recife mayoral candidate Antonio, returns home. Her
relationship with her father is uneasy to say the least,
but that won’t stop him from using her to advance his
own political ambitions. Put in charge of an anti-drugs
foundation, Joli comes face to face with the knowledge
that drug addiction knows no social boundaries. Aragão’s
stylish psychological thriller paints a disturbing, almost
schizophrenic portrait of Brazil’s elite.
Depois de passar uma temporada numa clinica de
reabilitação, Joli Dornelles, uma ex-viciada em drogas
e filha do candidato á prefeitura do Recife, António,
volta para casa. Seu relacionamento com o seu pai
é desconfortável mas isso não o impede de a usar
para avançar suas ambições políticas. Colocada na
frente de uma fundação anti-drogas, Joli encara que
a dependência química não tem fronteiras sociais.
Um thriller psicológico elegante de Aragão que pinta
um retrato perturbador, quase esquizofrênico da elite
Brasileira.
LITTLE BOOK OF LOVE 2 / PEQUENO DICIONÁRIO AMOROSO 2
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 8:30 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 8:45 PM
Brazil / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Sandra Werneck, Mauro Farias
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
Sandra Werneck revisits the characters and
alphabetically arranged scenes of her box-office smash
“Little Book of Love” (1996) in this stand-alone film.
Luiza is now married to Alex with whom she had a son;
her romantic interest in that first film, Gabriel, is now
going out with the much younger Jacqueline. Their
old romance is rekindled when they unexpectedly run
into each other at a friend’s funeral. Meanwhile, Alice,
Gabriel’s daughter from his first marriage, becomes
entangled in a rather complicated ménage à trois.
Sandra Werneck volta aos mesmos personagens e ás
cenas organizadas por ordem alfabética do seu grande
sucesso de bilheteira “O Pequeno Dicionário Amoroso”
(1996). Luiza está agora casada com Alex, com quem
teve um filho; Gabriel namora Jacqueline, uma mulher
mais nova. O interesse entre os dois renasce quando
inesperadamente se encontram no funeral de um
amigo. Enquanto isso, Alice, filha de Gabriel do seu
primeiro casamento, se vê envolvida num menage à
trois bastante complicado.
THE MOVING FOREST / A FLORESTA QUE SE MOVE
Brazil / 2015 / 99 min.
Directed by Vinícius Coimbra
Genre: Drama
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
The Festival joins the celebration of the 400th anniversary
of Shakespeare’s death with this modern day adaptation
of “Macbeth.” Elias is a prominent executive that works
at the second largest, privately-owned bank in Brazil.
One day, Elias runs into a street embroiderer who tells
him that he will become Vice President of the bank on
this very same day, and later President. After sharing the
news with his wife Clara, the couple set their ambitious
and bloody plans in motion.
O Festival celebra o 400º aniversário da morte de
Shakespeare com esta adaptação moderna de “
Macbeth “. Elias é um executivo bem sucedido que
trabalha no segundo maior banco privado do Brasil.
Certo dia, Elias encontra uma mulher misteriosa na
rua que lhe diz que ele vai se tornar vice-presidente
do banco nesse mesmo dia, e que mais tarde será o
presidente. Depois de compartilhar a notícia com sua
esposa, Clara, o casal começa a executar os seus planos
ambiciosos e sangrentos.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:30 PM
THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE / O OUTRO LADO DO PARAISO
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 3:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 8:30 PM
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Brazil / 2014 / 100 min.
Directed by André Ristum
Genre: Drama / History
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
Winner of the Best Feature Film Award at last year’s
Trieste Latin American Film Festival, Andre Ristum’s film
is told from the point of view of 12-year-old Nando who
moves with his father Antonio to Brasilia in search of a
better future. It’s the early 60s and Brazil’s new capital
is beginning to take shape. Influenced by President João
Goulart’s promises of social reform, Antonio joins the
labor movement and the struggle for workers’ rights.
But the hope for a bright future begins to fade in the
early morning hours of March 31, 1964 as the military
makes their moves.
Vencedor do Prêmio de Melhor Filme no Festival LatinoAmericano de Trieste do ano passado, o filme de André
Ristum é contado do ponto de vista de Nando, um
menino de 12 anos que se muda com seu pai, António,
para Brasília em busca de um futuro melhor. É o início
dos anos 60 e a nova capital do Brasil está começando
a tomar forma. Influenciados pelas promessas de
reformas sociais do presidente João Goulart, António se
junta ao movimento operário e da luta pelos direitos dos
trabalhadores. Mas a esperança de um futuro brilhante
começa a desvanecer nas primeiras horas da manhã do
dia 31 de março de 1964, quando os militares tomam
poder.
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BRAZIL / CHILE
THE VIOLIN TEACHER / HELIOPOLIS
Brazil / 2015 / 100 min.
Directed by Sérgio Machado
Genre: Drama
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
After failing to be admitted into the renowned São
Paulo Symphonic Orchestra, Laerte, a talented violinist,
reluctantly accepts an offer to teach in a public school
in Heliopolis, Brazil’s largest favela. His students cannot
read music and have never seen an actual violin (or
for that matter any other instrument) in their lives. A
clash between these two cultures –city versus favela,
classical versus samba and hip-hop– is inevitable in this
engaging story about the power of music.
Após não ser admitido na famosa Orquestra Sinfônica
de São Paulo, Laerte , um violinista de enorme talento,
aceita com alguma dificuldade uma oferta para ensinar
numa escola pública em Heliópolis, a maior favela do
Brasil. Seus alunos não sabem ler música e nunca viram
um violino (ou qualquer outro instrumento) em suas
vidas. O choque entre essas duas culturas – a cidade
versus a favela, o clássico versus o samba e o hip- hopé inevitável nessa história cativante sobre o poder da
música.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 4:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:15 PM
CHILEAN CINEMA / CINE CHILENO
2015 was a landmark year for Chilean cinema. Films like
Pablo Larraín’s “The Club” and Patricio Guzmán’s “The Pearl
Button” took home major awards at the Berlin, Jerusalem,
Mar del Plata, Lima and Chicago International Film Festivals.
The animated short film “Bear Story” recently became the first
Chilean film to ever win an Oscar®. This year promises to be no
different. Chilean films already scored significant victories at the
Berlinale and enjoyed an important presence at the Sundance
Film Festival. As in years past, thanks to the friendship and
partnership that bind the Chicago Latino Film Festival, the
Consulate General of Chile in Chicago and the Cultural Division
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chicago filmgoers will have
the opportunity to see and enjoy the high quality work of six
Chilean filmmakers.
2015 fue un año sin precedentes para el cine chileno.
Películas como “El Club” de Pablo Larraín y “El botón de
nácar” de Patricio Guzmán se llevaron a casa los premios
más importantes de los Festivales Internacionales de
Cine de Berlín, Jerusalén, Mar del Plata, Lima y Chicago.
El cortometraje de animación “Historia de un oso”
recientemente se convirtió en la primera película chilena en
ganar un Oscar®. Este año promete iguales triunfos. Al igual
que años anteriores, gracias a la amistad y colaboración que
unen al Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago, al Consulado
General de Chile en Chicago y a la Dirección de Asuntos
Culturales del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile,
los espectadores de Chicago tendrán la oportunidad de ver
y disfrutar de la alta calidad del trabajo y talento de seis
cineastas chilenos.
ALMA
Chile / 2015 / 98 min.
Directed by Diego Rougier
Genre: Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Alma, a cheerful bipolar piano teacher, finds out that her
husband Fernando no longer stands her and her shifting
moods and kicks him out of her house. At first, he thinks
the move is a blessing in disguise. But his feelings for
her are rekindled as soon as he finds out that Alma is
going out with an Argentinian suitor. “Alma” represents
a cinematic change of pace for Rougier whose first
film, the Spaghetti Western tribute “Salt”, took Chicago
critics and the public by surprise at the 28th Chicago
Latino Film Festival.
Alma, una alegre y bipolar profesora de piano, se
entera que su marido Fernando ya no la aguanta ni a
ella ni tampoco a sus cambiantes estados de ánimo
y lo echa de la casa. Para Fernando, no hay mal que
por bien no venga. Pero sus sentimientos hacia ella se
reavivan cuando se entera de que Alma está saliendo
con un pretendiente argentino. Con “Alma,” Rougier
(cuya primera película “Sal”, su tributo a los spaghetti
westerns, tomó a los críticos de Chicago y al público por
sorpresa en el 28 Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago) se
lanza de pecho a un género totalmente distinto: el de la
comedia romántica.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 7:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 8:00 PM
ELEPHANT THE HORSE / UN CABALLO LLAMADO ELEFANTE
Chile / Mexico / Colombia / 2016 / 80 min.
Directed by Andrés Waissbluth
Genre: Adventure / Fantasy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Inspired by Chilean folk singer-songwriter Lalo Parra’s
childhood memories, “Elephant the Horse” tells the
story of two brothers, 8-year-old Roberto and 10-yearold Lalo, who promise their dying grandfather they
will set his favorite horse free. The horse is stolen by
Infausto, a tattooed scoundrel who works for a traveling
circus. The rather shy Lalo and the more daring Roberto
set off on a wild adventure as they infiltrate the circus
to liberate their horse, finding danger and romance on
the way.
Inspirada en los recuerdos de infancia del popular
cantautor chileno Lalo Parra, “Un caballo llamado
Elefante” cuenta la historia de dos hermanos, Roberto
de 8 años y Lalo de 10, que le prometen a su abuelo
moribundo poner en libertad a su caballo favorito. El
caballo es robado por Infausto, un sinvergüenza tatuado
que trabaja para un circo ambulante. Lalo, el más
tímido, y Roberto, el más atrevido, se embarcan en una
aventura arriesgada y romántica al infiltrar el circo para
rescatar a su caballo.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:15 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8:30 PM
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CHILE
KARADIMA'S FOREST / EN EL BOSQUE DE KARADIMA
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 8:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 6:00 PM
Chile / Argentina / 2015 / 135 min.
Directed by Matías Lira
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Father Fernando Karadima was the pastor and leader of
Chile’s most powerful church for more than 20 years; he
was also one of Chile’s worst sexual predators in that
country’s history. Told from the point of view of Thomas,
one of his victims, “Karadima’s Forest” explores how
Karadima used his power and influence to prey on
dozens of boys and young men. Anchored by a powerful
performance by Luis Gnecco as the titular priest,
“Karadima’s Forest” is hard and uncompromising, a
perfect complement to “Spotlight” and “The Club.”
Durante más de 20 años, el Padre Fernando Karadima
fue el pastor y líder de la congregación más poderosa
de Chile; también fue uno de los peores depredadores
sexuales en la historia de ese país. Contada desde el
punto de vista de Thomas, una de sus víctimas, “En el
bosque de Karadima” explora cómo Karadima utilizó su
poder e influencia para aprovecharse de docenas de
niños y jóvenes. Con una imponente interpretación de
Luis Gnecco como el sacerdote titular, “En el bosque
de Karadima” es dura e inflexible, un complemento
perfecto para “Spotlight” y “El club”.
THE MEMORY OF WATER / LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 8:45 PM
Chile / 2015 / 88 min.
Directed by Matías Bize
Genre: Drama / Romance
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
It was an accident that neither Amanda nor Javier could
have prevented. And yet, the sudden death of their fouryear-old son has shaken them to the core. Everything
reminds them of their child. Unable to bear the pain,
Amanda leaves Javier and reconnects with her exboyfriend. Javier, meanwhile, seeks solace in his work
and in casual relationships. Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live
In”) and Benjamín Vicuña (whose own daughter died at
the age of 6) deliver two emotionally rich performances
as the grieving couple in this heart wrenching film.
Fue un accidente que ni Amanda ni Javier pudieron
haber evitado. Y, sin embargo, la repentina muerte de
su hijo de cuatro años de edad los ha sacudido hasta
la médula. Incapaz de soportar el dolor, Amanda deja
a Javier y se reconecta con su ex-novio. Javier, por su
parte, busca consuelo en su trabajo y en las relaciones
casuales. Elena Anaya (“La piel que habito”) y Benjamín
Vicuña (cuya propia hija murió a los 6 años) ofrecen
dos actuaciones emocionalmente ricas como la pareja
afligida en esta desgarradora película.
THE OAK'S SHADOW / LA SOMBRA DEL ROBLE
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:45 PM
Chile / 2015 / 72 min.
Directed by Nicolás Saldivia
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Fifty-year-old Jorge still hasn’t overcome his wife’s
death; his grief has alienated him from his children,
20-year-old Pascual and 12-year-old Elisa, who now
seek a father figure in their grandfather Roberto.
Everything changes when Roberto is diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s and is taken to a nursing home. Roberto’s
deteriorating health forces Jorge to re-evaluate his
damaged relationship with his children. Saldivia’s
observational first film offers a nuanced portrayal of
grief, memory and reconciliation.
Jorge todavía no se recupera de la muerte de su esposa;
su dolor lo ha enajenado de sus hijos, Pascual, de 20
años de edad, y Elisa de 12, quienes ahora ven en su
abuelo Roberto a la figura paterna. Todo cambia cuando
Roberto es diagnosticado con Alzheimer y es llevado a
un hogar de ancianos. El deterioro de Roberto sacude a
esta familia, obligando a Jorge a re-evaluar su dañada
relación con sus hijos. En su primera película, Saldivia
ofrece un retrato matizado del duelo, la memoria y la
reconciliación.
PEARL / PERLA
Chile / 2015 / 85 min.
Directed by Sergio M. Castilla
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Family
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Pearl, a mutt, is abandoned in the streets of Santiago by
her owner. Samuel, a filmmaker, is suffering a severe
case of writer’s block; the fact that his estranged
daughter is back in town and his mother’s health is
failing doesn’t help at all. Pearl and Samuel cross paths
after Perla is run over by a car. Samuel’s reluctant
adoption of the dog after she follows him home may be
the best thing that has happened to him in a while, as he
begins to “listen” to her stories.
Perla, una perra de raza mixta, es abandonada en las
calles de Santiago por su dueño. Samuel, un director de
cine, está sufriendo un severo caso de bloqueo mental;
poco ayuda que su hija distanciada está de vuelta en
la ciudad y la salud de su madre se está deteriorando.
Los caminos de Perla y Samuel se cruzan tras la perrita
ser atropellada por un coche. Al principio Samuel se
muestra reacio a adoptarla; pero pronto descubre que
Perla es lo mejor que le ha pasado en mucho tiempo a
medida que comienza a “escuchar” sus historias.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 5:15 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:15 PM
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COLOMBIA
ALIAS MARIA
Colombia / Argentina / France / 2015 / 92 min.
Directed by José Luis Rugeles Gracia
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
María, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier, is ordered,
alongside three other child soldiers, to take their
commander’s newborn baby to a neighboring town.
María discovers that she too has been made pregnant
by a fellow soldier; having a child is forbidden so she
keeps her pregnancy secret. Completing this mission
won’t be easy, especially with a crying baby drawing the
attention of the paramilitary fighters patrolling the area.
Through María’s eyes we experience the human cost of
a conflict that has ravaged Colombia’s countryside in
this sublime and tense drama.
María, una niña guerrillera de 13 años de edad,
recibe órdenes de llevar al bebé recién nacido de su
comandante a una ciudad vecina junto a otros tres niños
soldados. María descubre que ella también ha quedado
embarazada de un compañero combatiente; tener un
hijo está prohibido por lo que mantiene el embarazo
en secreto. Completar esta misión no será fácil,
especialmente con un bebé que llora constantemente,
llamando la atención de los paramilitares que patrullan
la zona. En este drama sublime y tenso, vemos a través
de los ojos de María las consecuencias de un conflicto
que ha devastado la campiña colombiana.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:00 PM
BREATHLESS TIME / TIEMPO SIN AIRE
Colombia / Spain / 2014 / 102 min.
Directed by Samuel Martín Mateos, Andrés Luque
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
María, a Colombian nurse who lost everything including
her daughter at the hands of the paramilitaries, and her
youngest son find exile in the Canary Islands. There, she
begins the search for the mercenaries responsible for
her daughter’s death. María keeps with her a picture
showing his face, an inscription and a name: Iván.
Gonzalo (Carmelo Gómez), a school psychologist, joins
her incessant and obsessive search. Meanwhile, Iván
and his girlfriend Vero are unaware that their lives are
about to change forever.
María, una enfermera colombiana que lo perdió todo,
incluyendo a su hija, a manos de los paramilitares,
encuentra asilo en las islas Canarias junto a su hijo
menor; ahí comienza su búsqueda del mercenario
responsable de la muerte de su hija. María posee una
foto con la cara de uno de ellos junto a una inscripción
y un nombre: Iván. Gonzalo (Carmelo Gómez), un
psicólogo escolar, se une a su incesante y obsesiva
búsqueda. Mientras tanto, Iván y su novia Vero no se
percatan que sus vidas están a punto de cambiar para
siempre.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 9:15 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 7:00 PM
DAD / PA! POR MIS HIJOS LO QUE SEA
Colombia / 2015 / 79 min.
Directed by Harold Trompetero
Genre: Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Harold Trompetero (“The Trip 1 & 2,” “All for One”)
returns to our Festival with this heartwarming film about
a father who will do anything to secure a promising
and financially stable future for his family. Enrique, a
successful executive, is offered a promotion and the
opportunity to work abroad, but in an unexpected turn
of events, he loses his job. Desperate to provide for his
family, he takes a job as a taxi driver. But the money is
not enough, so he comes up with a variety of crazy and
desperate business schemes to get out of debt.
Harold Trompetero (“El Paseo 1 y 2”, “Todos para
Uno”) regresa a nuestro Festival con esta película
conmovedora sobre un padre que hará cualquier cosa
para asegurar un futuro prometedor y financieramente
estable para su familia. Enrique, un ejecutivo exitoso,
recibe una promoción y la oportunidad de trabajar en el
extranjero, pero en un giro inesperado, pierde su trabajo.
Desesperado por mantener a su familia, acepta un
trabajo como taxista. Pero lo que gana no es suficiente,
por lo que inventa una variedad de argucias locas y
desesperadas para salir de la deuda.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 5:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:30 PM
GABO: THE CREATION OF GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ
/ GABO, LA MAGIA DE LO REAL
Colombia / Spain / 2014 / 88 min.
Directed by Justin Webster
Genre: Documentary
Justin Webster’s extraordinary documentary about one
of Latin America’s most beloved and influential writers
and thinkers is a must-see for lovers of literature and
film. Through archival footage, interviews with writers,
political leaders, relatives, and men and women on
the streets, and the words of García Márquez himself,
Webster thoroughly follows the artistic, political and
personal evolution of this law-school dropout and
political journalist who won the 1982 Nobel Prize in
Literature.
Este extraordinario documental de Justin Webster
acerca de uno de los escritores y pensadores más
queridos e influyentes de América Latina es una visita
obligada para los amantes de la literatura y el cine.
A través de imágenes de archivo, entrevistas con
escritores, líderes políticos, parientes y ciudadanos,
y las palabras del propio García Márquez, Webster
detalla minuciosamente la evolución artística, política y
personal de este hombre que abandonó sus estudios de
leyes para convertirse en periodista, escritor y ganador
del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1982.
COURTESY OF ICARUS FILMS
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 9:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 6:15 PM
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COLOMBIA / COSTA RICA
LAND AND SHADE / LA TIERRA Y LA SOMBRA
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 8:15 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 8:15 PM
Colombia / 2015 / 97 min.
Directed by César Augusto Acevedo
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Winner of the Camera D’Or at last year’s Cannes Film
Festival, César Acevedo’s beautifully austere feature film
debut uses Colombia’s expansion of the sugar industry
as a backdrop to this drama about an old farmer who
returns to his family after abandoning them 17 years
ago. His son has developed a deadly lung disease
caused by the fires that are set every night to clear
the land that surrounds them, leaving his wife and
daughter-in-law in charge of the farm. Meanwhile, the
sugar cane workers are threatening to go on strike, an
action that might have dire consequences for this family.
Ganador de la Cámara de Oro en el Festival de Cannes
el año pasado, este austero debut cinematográfico
de César Acevedo usa la expansión de la industria
azucarera en Colombia como telón de fondo para este
drama sobre un viejo granjero que regresa a su casa
después de haber abandonado a su familia hace 17
años. Su hijo ha desarrollado una enfermedad pulmonar
mortal producto de los incendios provocados para
limpiar la tierra que los rodea, dejando a su esposa
y a su nuera a cargo de la granja. Mientras tanto, los
trabajadores de la caña amenazan con irse a la huelga,
una acción que podría tener consecuencias nefastas
para esta familia.
THE SEED OF SILENCE / LA SEMILLA DEL SILENCIO
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 9:00 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:45 PM
Colombia / 2014 / 105 min.
Directed by Felipe Cano Ibáñez
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
María del Rosario Durán, a human rights attorney,
and detective Jorge Salcedo are investigating the
participation of a top ranking military official in the
disappearance of a group of young civilians. The
probe is making some people at the highest levels of
government nervous and when María is murdered,
Jorge charges full steam ahead with the investigation,
regardless of the cost even to himself. Felipe Cano
Ibáñez’s debut film plays with the conventions of the
political thriller, treating it like a complex jigsaw puzzle
where past and present collide.
María del Rosario Durán, una abogada de derechos
humanos, y el detective Jorge Salcedo investigan la
participación de un importante funcionario militar en la
desaparición de un grupo de jóvenes civiles. Algunos en
los más altos niveles del poder están nerviosos ante lo
que la investigación pueda destapar; cuando María es
asesinada, Jorge carga a toda máquina con la misma,
sin importar el costo, incluso a sí mismo. En su primera
película, Felipe Cano Ibáñez juega con las convenciones
del thriller político, tratándolo como un rompecabezas
complejo en el que el pasado y el presente chocan.
SERGEANT MATACHO / LA SARGENTO MATACHO
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 8:15 PM
Colombia / México / 2015 / 93 min.
Directed by William González
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Colombia, 1948. Liberals and Conservatives are
engaged in a bloody war. In the state of Tolima, several
liberal farmers are massacred by Conservative forces,
among them Rosalba Velasco’s husband. The mother of
a two-year-old child, Rosalba decides to seek revenge
on her own, wreaking bloody chaos on the countryside.
Recruited by the Liberal Army, her ruthlessness earns
her the nickname of Sergeant Matacho. Starring Damián
Alcázar as Feliciano Pachón, a founder of the FARC, one
of Colombia’s most powerful guerrillas.
Colombia, 1948. Los liberales y los conservadores
están enfrascados en una guerra sangrienta. En el
departamento del Tolima, varios agricultores liberales
son masacrados por las fuerzas conservadoras, entre
ellos el marido de Rosalba Velasco. Madre de un niño de
dos años, Rosalba decide buscar venganza por cuenta
propia, sembrando un caos sangriento a su alrededor.
Reclutada por la guerrilla liberal, su crueldad le gana el
apodo de sargento Matacho. Protagonizada por Damián
Alcázar como Feliciano Pachón, uno de los fundadores
de las FARC, una de las más antiguas y poderosas
guerrillas de Colombia.
IMPRISONED / PRESOS
Costa Rica / 2015 / 98 min.
Directed by Esteban Ramírez
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Costa Rica’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language
Category at this year’s Oscars® and winner of the
Audience Award at the Trieste Festival of Latin American
Cinema, “Imprisoned” tells the story of soon-to-be wife
Victoria and her telephone relationship with inmate
Jason, who’s running credit card scams from jail. Bored
by her middle class life and by her future husband, she
begins to feel a strong attraction towards Jason and the
life of excitement he seems to promise.
La selección oficial de Costa Rica a la categoría de
mejor película extranjera en los Oscares® de este año
y ganadora del premio del público en el Festival de Cine
Latinoamericano de Trieste, “Presos” cuenta la historia
de Victoria y su relación telefónica con Jason, un preso
que ha puesto en marcha un negocio de falsificación
de tarjetas de crédito desde la cárcel. Aburrida con su
vida de clase media y de su futuro marido, ella comienza
a sentir una fuerte atracción hacia Jason y la vida
emocionante que parece prometer.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 6:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:15 PM
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COSTA RICA / CUBA / DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
VIAJE
Costa Rica / 2015 / 71 min.
Directed by Paz Fábrega
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Luciana and Pedro meet at a costume party and, after
an impulsive kiss, decide to spend the night together.
But this is not your stereotypical one night stand. They
both feel a connection and, the following morning, Pedro
invites her to join him for the weekend after revealing
that he has to leave for a three-week assignment at a
biological research station. And so begins a journey that
may or may not cement their relationship. Shot in lush
black-and-white, this simply-told and beautifully acted
story is refreshing, tender and full of heart.
Luciana y Pedro se conocen en una fiesta de disfraces y,
después de un beso impulsivo, deciden pasar la noche
juntos. Pero este no es un estereotípico rollito nocturno.
Ambos sienten una conexión y, a la mañana siguiente,
Pedro la invita a pasar el fin de semana con él después
de anunciar que tiene que partir para una misión de tres
semanas en una estación de investigación biológica. Así
comienza un viaje que puede o no cimentar su relación.
Fotografiada en blanco y negro, esta sencillamente
narrada y bien actuada historia es refrescante, tierna y
llena de corazón.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 5:45 PM
DARK GLASSES / ESPEJUELOS OSCUROS
Cuba / Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Jessica Rodríguez
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
In her feature film debut, Jessica Rodríguez gives a
Cuban spin to the classic tales of “One Thousand and
One Nights” while paying tribute to Humberto Solás’
equally classic “Lucía.” Esperanza is a blind woman
who lives alone in the Cuban countryside. When Mario,
a criminal on-the-run, breaks into her house and
threatens to have his way with her, Esperanza distracts
him by sharing three of the dozens of tales she has
written about “common people worth remembering”: all
take place at a different period of Cuba’s recent history.
En su primer largometraje, Jessica Rodríguez le da un
giro cubano a los cuentos clásicos de “Las mil y una
noches” mientras rinde un homenaje a la igualmente
clásica película de Humberto Solás, “Lucía”. Esperanza,
una mujer ciega, vive sola en el campo. Cuando Mario,
un prófugo de la justicia, irrumpe en su casa y amenaza
con violarla, Esperanza lo distrae contándole tres de las
decenas de cuentos que ha escrito sobre “esa gente
común que vale la pena recordar”: todos ellos toman
lugar en un período distinto de la historia reciente de
Cuba.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:15 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 6:00 PM
EVERYBODY LEAVES / TODOS SE VAN
Cuba / Colombia / 2015 / 107 min.
Directed by Sergio Cabrera
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Acclaimed Colombian director Sergio Cabrera (“The
Strategy of the Snail,” “Time Out”) brings Cuban poet
and novelist Wendy Guerra’s award-winning semiautobiographical novel to life. Eight-year old Nieve
is caught in the middle of a custody fight between
her divorced parents –Eva, an artist now married to a
Swedish nuclear engineer; and Manuel, an alcoholic
playwright– in 1970s Cuba. After the government grants
Manuel custody over the child, Nieve escapes and is
sent to an orphanage as her mother fights to bring her
home.
El aclamado director colombiano Sergio Cabrera (“La
estrategia del caracol”, “Golpe de estadio”) lleva a la
pantalla grande la premiada novela semi-autobiográfica
de la poetisa y novelista cubana Wendy Guerra. Dos
padres divorciados –Eva, una artista ahora casada con
un ingeniero nuclear sueco y Manuel, un dramaturgo
alcohólico– luchan por la custodia de su hija Nieve, de
ocho años de edad. Cuando el gobierno cubano otorga
la custodia de la niña a Manuel, Nieve huye de la casa
y es enviada a un orfanato mientras su madre lucha por
retenerla.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:00 PM
339 AMIN ABEL HASBUN. MEMORY OF A CRIME
/ 339 AMIN ABEL HASBÚN. MEMORIA DE UN CRIMEN
Dominican Republic / 2014 / 98 min.
Directed by Etzel Báez
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
On September 24, 1970, armed police officers
accompanied by a district attorney entered the house
of student leader Amín Abel Hasbún and executed
him. Joaquín Balaguer’s government reacted to the
public outrage by appointing a special commission to
investigate the case. Using unclassified documents
dating back to the Cold War, official transcripts and
Fidel Santana’s biography “Amín Abel Hasbún – A
Sleeping Giant,” Etzel Báez painstakingly and chillingly
reconstructs the interrogations of the parties involved as
well as the actual assassination.
El 24 de septiembre de 1970, agentes de la policía
armados acompañados por un fiscal de distrito entraron
a la casa del líder estudiantil Amín Abel Hasbún y lo
ejecutaron. El gobierno de Joaquín Balaguer reaccionó
a la indignación pública ante el asesinato, nombrando
a una comisión especial para investigar los hechos. A
través de documentos no clasificados que datan de
la Guerra Fría, las transcripciones oficiales del caso
y la biografía de Fidel Santana “Amín Abel Hasbún
- Un gigante dormido”, Etzel Báez minuciosa y
escalofriantemente reconstruye los interrogatorios de
las partes involucradas, así como el asesinato real.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 6:15 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 8:30 PM
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / ECUADOR
THE GUNGUNA / LA GUNGUNA
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 5:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:15 PM
Dominican Republic / 2015 / 87 min.
Directed by Ernesto Alemany
Genre: Dark Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
The Gunguna is a tiny .22 caliber pistol that once
belonged to General Trujillo and had enormous
sentimental value for the dictator. It is sought out by
collectors worldwide who are willing to pay a pretty
penny for it. Some are even willing to kill for it. The
gun will fall in the hands of a construction worker in
desperate straits, a corrupt border patrol sergeant, a
merciless loan shark, a local Chinese mobster, an arms
dealer, and a sleazy bar owner. Director Alemany and
screenwriter Miguel Yarull make an auspicious debut
with this dark, funny, and tense film.
La Gunguna es una pequeña pistola calibre 22 que
perteneció al general Trujillo y que tenía un enorme valor
sentimental para el dictador. Coleccionistas de todo el
mundo están dispuestos a pagar un ojo de la cara por
ella. Algunos incluso están dispuestos a matar por ella.
El arma caerá en las manos de un trabajador de la
construcción en una situación desesperada, un sargento
corrupto de la patrulla fronteriza, un usurero sin piedad,
un mafioso chino local, un traficante de armas, y el
propietario de un bar de mala muerte. Alemany y el
guionista Miguel Yarull hacen un extraordinario debut
con esta película divertida y tensa sobre el bajo mundo.
NANNY / NANA
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 3:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 7:00 PM
Dominican Republic / 2015 / 70 min.
Directed by Tatiana Fernández Geara
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Photojournalist Tatiana Fernández Geara’s feature
documentary debut explores the sacrifices three
Dominican mothers have made to provide for their
children. Employed as nannies outside their country,
some spend years without seeing their own children,
becoming surrogate parents for the ones they are hired
to take care of. Back on the island, grandparents and
other relatives become surrogate parents of their own.
What started out as a master thesis project turned into a
heartbreaking and intimate film about motherhood and
the immigrant experience.
En su primer documental, la fotoperiodista Tatiana
Fernández Geara explora los sacrificios que hacen tres
madres dominicanas para proveer a sus hijos. Empleadas
como nanas fuera de su país, algunas pasan años
sin ver a sus propios hijos, convirtiéndose en madres
sustitutas para los niños que ahora cuidan. Mientras,
en la isla, abuelos y otros familiares se convierten en
padres sustitutos de los hijos que ellas dejaron atrás. Lo
que comenzó como un proyecto de tesis de maestría se
convirtió en una película desgarradora e íntima sobre la
maternidad y la inmigración.
A SECRET IN THE BOX / UN SECRETO EN LA CAJA
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 9:00 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 8:30 PM
Ecuador / 2015 / 71 min.
Directed by Javier Izquierdo
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
In this daring fusion of fact and fiction, freelance
journalist turned filmmaker Javier Izquierdo introduces
audiences to the Ecuadorian writer who never was:
Marcelo Chiriboga, a member of the “Latin American
Boom” which included such figures as Gabriel García
Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa and Carlos Fuentes. Using
multiple voices and archival footage, Izquierdo explores
through this fictional construct (actually an invention of
both Fuentes and José Donoso), forgotten aspects of
Ecuadorian history, proposing an “alternative ending”
to it.
En esta atrevida fusión de la realidad y la ficción, el
periodista independiente y realizador Javier Izquierdo
hace una semblanza del escritor ecuatoriano que
nunca fue: Marcelo Chiriboga, un integrante del “boom
latinoamericano”, que incluyó a figuras como Gabriel
García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa y Carlos Fuentes. A
través del uso de múltiples voces e imágenes de archivo,
Izquierdo explora a través de esta creación ficticia
(en realidad una invención de ambos Fuentes y José
Donoso), aspectos olvidados de la historia ecuatoriana,
proponiendo un “final alternativo” a la misma.
THIRST / SED
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:45 PM
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Ecuador / 2015 / 75 min.
Directed by Joe Houlberg
Genre: Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Joe Houlberg makes his feature film debut with this
eerie psychological thriller about a fun getaway that
turns into a nightmarish ordeal for its protagonists.
Twenty-three year-old Sara, visually impaired since the
age of 10, and her cousin Carolina leave for the family’s
country house for the weekend with their respective
boyfriends. Something happened to Sara in that house
many years ago, something that will come back and
haunt the quartet. They begin to taunt and tease each
other until the taunts become more vicious and violent.
Joe Houlberg hace su debut en el cine con este
inquietante thriller psicológico sobre unas vacaciones
divertidas que se convierten en toda una pesadilla para
sus protagonistas. Sara, ciega desde los 10 años, y su
prima Carolina viajan a la casa de campo de la familia
durante el fin de semana con sus respectivos novios.
Algo le pasó a Sara en esa casa hace muchos años,
algo que va a regresar y acosar al cuarteto. Comienzan
a mofarse y burlarse el uno del otro hasta que las burlas
se vuelven más viciosas y violentas.
Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 8-21, 2016
EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA / HAITI
THE ROOM OF BONES / EL CUARTO DE LOS HUESOS
El Salvador / México / 2015 / 60 min.
Directed by Marcela Zamora
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
“The Room of Bones” follows several mothers from El
Salvador as they search for their children’s remains
at the Institute for Legal Medicine in the midst of
three decades of social violence. It looks at the twenty
or more bodies that are received at the morgue on a
monthly basis and remain unclaimed, after being struck
for belonging to a rival gang. The result is a harrowing
portrait of a society in crisis.
“El Cuarto de los Huesos” sigue a varias madres
salvadoreñas en la búsqueda de los restos de sus hijos
en el Instituto de Medicina Legal tras tres décadas de
violencia social en El Salvador. El documental se enfoca
en los más de veinte cuerpos que recibe el depósito
de cadáveres al mes y que no han sido reclamados,
después de haber sido asesinados por pertenecer a una
banda rival. El resultado es un retrato desgarrador de
una sociedad en crisis.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:45 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 7:00 PM
BURDEN OF PEACE / PAZ Y PAZ
Guatemala / Netherlands / 2015 / 77 min.
Directed by Joey Boink, Sander Wirken
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
When Claudia Paz y Paz became Guatemala’s first
female Attorney General in 2010, only 2% of murder
cases were solved and the crimes committed during
the civil war were still unpunished. By the time she left
office four years later, 30 of every 100 murder cases
were solved. However, it was her successful trial against
dictator Efrain Ríos Montt for genocide that won her
accolades from around the world as well as enemies.
“Burden of Peace” follows her from the beginning of her
term and witnesses her uphill battle against corruption
and impunity.
Cuando Claudia Paz y Paz se convirtió en la primera
mujer en servir como fiscal general de Guatemala
en 2010, sólo el 2% de los casos de asesinato eran
resueltos y los crímenes cometidos durante la guerra
civil todavía estaban sin castigar. Al dejar el cargo cuatro
años más tarde, 30 de cada 100 casos de asesinato
estaban resueltos. Sin embargo, fue su exitoso juicio por
genocidio contra el dictador Efraín Ríos Montt lo que le
ganó elogios al igual que enemigos. “Paz y Paz” la sigue
desde el principio de su mandato y narra su batalla
cuesta arriba contra la corrupción y la impunidad.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 3:15 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:00 PM
THE GREATEST HOUSE IN THE WORLD
/ LA CASA MAS GRANDE DEL MUNDO
Guatemala / México / 2015 / 74 min.
Directed by Ana V. Bojorquez, Lucia Carreras
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Every morning Rocío, a sweet Mayan girl with her head
in the clouds, accompanies her pregnant mother while
she tends sheep in the Guatemalan highlands. When
her mother starts having premature contractions and
is rushed to the hospital, Rocío has no choice but to
take over her mother’s chores. She loses a lamb…and
then the whole herd. Night is falling, the fog is rising
and Rocío will have no choice but to face her fears as
she goes in search of the herd in this sweet fable full of
dazzling widescreen imagery.
Cada mañana Rocío, una niña maya dulce que anda entre
las nubes, acompaña a su madre embarazada mientras
cuida a las ovejas en las tierras altas de Guatemala.
Cuando su madre comienza a tener contracciones
prematuras y es llevada al hospital, Rocío no tiene más
remedio que hacerse cargo del rebaño. Ella pierde un
corderito primero ... y después todo el rebaño. La noche
está cayendo, la niebla se está levantando y Rocío no
tendrá más remedio que confrontar sus miedos cuando
va en busca de la manada en esta tierna fábula llena de
imágenes panorámicas deslumbrantes.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:30 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 6:00 PM
MURDER IN PACOT / MEURTRE A PACOT
Haiti / France / Norway / 2014 / 130 min.
Directed by Raoul Peck
Genre: Drama
French & Haitian Creole w/ English Subtitles
Renowned Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck follows-up
“Fatal Assistance,” his 2013 documentary about the
January 2010 earthquake that devastated his country,
with this claustrophobic, thought-provoking drama
about class resentment. Days after the disaster, a group
of engineers inform a bourgeois couple that their ruined
home must be totally renovated or it will otherwise be
razed. The penniless couple reluctantly rent the only
livable portion of the villa to a foreign relief worker and
Andremise, his 17-year-old Haitian girlfriend who has
renamed herself Jennifer to attract foreign prospectors.
Her presence will tip over what little stability the couple
had left.
El reconocido cineasta haitiano Raoul Peck continúa
su exploración de los efectos del devastador terremoto
de enero de 2010 que inició con su documental “Fatal
Assistance”, con este drama claustrofóbico sobre la
lucha de clases. Días después de la catástrofe, un grupo
de ingenieros informan a una pareja burguesa que su
hogar parcialmente arruinado debe ser totalmente
renovado o de lo contrario será demolido. Sin dinero,
la pareja alquila de mala gana la única parte habitable
de la vivienda a un socorrista extranjero y a su novia
haitiana de 17 años de edad, Andremise, quien ha
cambiado su nombre a Jennifer para hacerse más
atractiva a los extranjeros. Su presencia debilitará la
poca estabilidad que la pareja disfrutaba.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 3:15 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:15 PM
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MEXICO
CLUB FRONTERA
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:45 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 4:00 PM
México / USA / 2016 / 93 min.
Directed by Chris Cashman
Genre: Documentary
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
This riveting documentary about the professional
soccer team Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos) and
their positive impact on the city of Tijuana follows
players, fans, political figures, sports personalities,
and enthusiasts from both sides of the border as they
share their personal stories. Tijuana has long struggled
to develop a collective identity. But with the emergence
of the Xolos and their 2012 Championship season in
México’s Premier League (Liga MX), the residents of
Tijuana found a rallying point to unify and rejuvenate
the city.
Este fascinante documental explora el impacto positivo
que tuvo sobre la ciudad de Tijuana el equipo profesional
de fútbol Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles (Xolos) a través
de las historias personales de jugadores, aficionados,
figuras políticas, personalidades del deporte y
entusiastas a ambos lados de la frontera. Por muchos
años, Tijuana luchó por desarrollar una identidad propia.
Sin embargo, gracias a los Xolos y su participación
en la Liga MX en el 2012, los residentes de Tijuana
encontraron un punto de convergencia para unificar y
rejuvenecer la ciudad.
FREAKING ACTORS / PINCHES ACTORES
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 8:45 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 5:30 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 8:30 PM
México / France / 2015 / 119 min.
Directed by Hermanos Dufour
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Six friends overcome a series of adversities and
challenges as actors. One dreams of being a soap
opera star; another puts up with a jealous wife and less
than promising roles; a young actress believes in the
power of acting as an art form but has to deal with the
industry’s sexism; a leading man doesn’t care who he
has to step on as he climbs to the top; and a family
man’s acting dreams begin to slip away. Then there’s
the eccentric Mad who shares these stories and his own
in this love letter to acting.
Seis amigos superan una serie de adversidades y retos
como actores. Una sueña con ser estrella de telenovelas;
otro tiene que aguantar a su esposa celosa y la oferta
de roles poco prometedores; una joven actriz cree en
la actuación como expresión artística, pero tiene que
lidiar con el machismo de la industria; un galán hace
todo lo posible por alcanzar la fama sin importar las
consecuencias; y los sueños histriónicos de un padre
de familia comienzan a desvanecerse. Finalmente, está
Mad, un actor excéntrico que comparte estas historias y
la suya en esta carta de amor a la actuación.
Presented in
collaboration with:
THE HAMSTERS / LOS HÁMSTERS
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 6:00 PM
México / 2014 / 71 min.
Directed by Gilberto González Penilla
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Rodolfo and Beatriz are the parents of teenagers Jessica
and Juan. Together they form the perfect dysfunctional
family. Rodolfo spends most of his day at a coffee shop,
hiding from his family the fact that he is unemployed.
Suffering from a midlife crisis, Beatriz falls prey to the
charms of her gym trainer. And Jessica is in a love
triangle between her boyfriend and her best friend
while Juan finds out he’s about to be a father. González
Penilla’s feature debut offers a unique and humorous
portrait of middle class life.
Rodolfo y Beatriz son padres de dos adolescentes,
Jessica y Juan. Juntos forman la familia disfuncional
perfecta. Rodolfo pasa la mayor parte de su tiempo
en una cafetería, escondiendo de su familia el hecho
de que está desempleado. Beatriz sufre una crisis
emocional y cae presa de los encantos de su entrenador
en el gimnasio. Y Jessica forma parte de un triángulo
amoroso entre su novio y su mejor amiga mientras Juan
se entera de que está a punto de convertirse en padre.
Esta ópera prima de González Penilla ofrece un retrato
único y humorístico de la clase media mexicana.
LONELY STARS / ESTRELLAS SOLITARIAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6:15 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 PM
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collaboration with:
México / 2015 / 94 min.
Directed by Fernando Urdapilleta
Genre: Drama / ILGBTQ
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Drag queens and best friends Valentina and Joana
dream, respectively, of becoming a famous pop star and
of celebrating a belated quinceañera. Their lives take a
surreal turn when Valentina, facing competition from a
female singer hired by the owner of the underground
club she performs at, begins to see and talk to the
ghost of her favorite pop star and Joana accepts to
take on some rather illicit jobs to raise money for her
party. There is music, drama, danger, and divas galore
in this over-the-top film that channels John Waters’
transgressive spirit.
Las travestis y buenas amigas Valentina y Joana
sueñan, respectivamente, con convertirse en una
famosa estrella del pop y con celebrar una tardía fiesta
quinceañera. Sus vidas dan un giro surrealista cuando
Valentina, al enfrentar la competencia de una cantante
contratada por el propietario del club alternativo para el
cual actúa, comienza a ver y a hablar con el fantasma
de su estrella del pop favorita y Joana acepta hacer
algunos trabajitos ilegales con la intención de ahorrar
dinero para su fiesta. Hay música, teatro, peligro, y un
montón de divas en esta película desmesurada que
evoca el espíritu transgresor de John Waters.
Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 8-21, 2016
MEXICO / NICARAGUA / PANAMA / PARAGUAY
THE SIMILARS / LOS PARECIDOS
Mexico / 2015 / 89 min.
Directed by Isaac Ezban
Genre: Sci-fi / Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Isaac Ezban follows up his unnervingly original debut
“The Incident” (shown at our Festival last year) with
this equally trippy homage to the paranoid sciencefiction films of the 1950s and 60s. On the rainy night
of October 2, 1968, after hundreds of students were
massacred by government forces in what became
known as the Tlatelolco Massacre, eight characters wait
inside an isolated station for the next bus to take them to
Mexico City. Suddenly, each character undergoes a slow,
unexpected, and mysterious genetic mutation.
Tras una desconcertantemente original ópera prima “El
Incidente” (presentada en el Festival el año pasado),
Isaac Ezban nos brinda este igualmente alucinante
homenaje a las películas paranoicas de ciencia ficción
de las décadas de los 50 y 60. En la noche lluviosa del
2 de octubre de 1968, horas después de que cientos
de estudiantes fueran acribillados por las fuerzas
del gobierno en lo que se conoció como la Masacre
de Tlatelolco, ocho personajes esperan dentro de
una aislada estación para el siguiente autobús que
los llevará a la Ciudad de México. De repente, cada
personaje comienza a sufrir una mutación genética
lenta, inesperada y misteriosa.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:30 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:45 PM
THE TROUBLEMAKER, BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Nicaragua / Italy / USA / 2014 / 83 min.
Directed by Roberto Salinas
Genre: Documentary
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Former Sandinista foreign minister Father Miguel
d’Escoto Brockmann held the presidential chair of
the U.N. General Assembly from September 2008 to
September 2009. A liberation theologian, Marxist,
promoter of non-violence, and a man of unquestionable
ethical standing, D’Escoto took charge of the office
when the reputation of the UN was at an all-time
low and the US financial markets collapsed. He saw
in his appointment a chance of a lifetime to help the
organization reclaim their place in the world.
El ex canciller sandinista Padre Miguel d’Escoto
Brockmann ocupó el sillón presidencial de la Asamblea
General de la ONU de septiembre de 2008 a septiembre
de 2009. Un teólogo de la liberación, marxista, promotor
de la no violencia y hombre de una ética incuestionable,
D’Escoto tomó cargo de la oficina cuando la reputación
de la ONU estaba en su punto más bajo y los mercados
financieros de Estados Unidos se estaban derrumbando.
D’Escoto vio en su nombramiento una oportunidad
para ayudar a la organización a recuperar su sitial en
el mundo.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 8:15 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:00 PM
INVASION / INVASIÓN
Panama / 2014 / 90 min.
Directed by Abner Benaim
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
On December 20, 1989, U.S. forces invaded Panama
with one goal in mind: to depose then-president (and
former U.S. ally) Manuel Noriega. Most Panamanians
have opted to forget this dark and bloody chapter of their
recent history even though the invasion left thousands
of civilian and military casualties. Through reenactments
and first-person accounts, Abner Benaim’s powerful
documentary explores the role collective memory
plays in shaping history, especially when that history is
deliberately swept under the rug.
El 20 de diciembre de 1989, las fuerzas militares
estadounidenses invadieron Panamá con un solo
objetivo en mente: deponer al entonces presidente (y ex
aliado de EE.UU.) General Manuel Noriega. La mayoría
de los panameños han optado por olvidar este capítulo
oscuro y sangriento de su historia reciente a pesar de
que la invasión dejó miles de bajas civiles y militares.
A través de representaciones y relatos en primera
persona, este documental intenso de Abner Benaim
explora el papel que la memoria colectiva desempeña
en nuestra interpretación de la historia, sobre todo
cuando esa historia se barre deliberadamente bajo la
alfombra.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 7:45 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:15 PM
LANDFILL HARMONIC
Paraguay / USA / 2015 / 84 min.
Directed by Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Hundreds were inspired and amazed by their
performance last year at the Closing Night concert of the
10th Annual Chicago Latino Music Festival. Now learn
the true story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, –
comprised of boys, girls, teenagers and young adults
with limited access to resources who perform using
instruments elaborated with garbage reclaimed from
a nearby landfill– and how, after a natural disaster
ravaged their country, they became a source of hope.
Su actuación el año pasado en el concierto de clausura
del Décimo Festival Anual de Música Latina de
Chicago sorprendió e inspiró a cientos de personas.
Ahora conozca la verdadera historia de la Orquesta
de Reciclados de Cateura, integrada por niños, niñas,
adolescentes y adultos jóvenes de escasos recursos que
interpretan música con instrumentos elaborados con la
basura recuperada de un vertedero y cómo, después de
un desastre natural que asoló a su país, se convirtieron
en una fuente de esperanza.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:15 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:15 PM
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PARAGUAY / PERU
MANGORE / MANGORÉ, POR AMOR AL ARTE
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 7:45 PM
Paraguay / 2015 / 93 min.
Directed by Luis R. Vera
Genre: Drama / Biography
Spanish & Guaraní w/ English Subtitles
Author of more than 300 compositions, Agustín Barrios
Mangoré (1885-1944) is considered by many classical
musicians, composers and critics to be one of Latin
America’s greatest guitarists. Moving freely between
Mangoré’s youth and adulthood, between the human
being and the stage persona he created, Chilean
filmmaker Luis R. Vera and actors Damián Alcázar (as
the adult Mangoré) and Celso Franco (as the younger
guitarist) create an impressionistic portrait of this
adventurous bohemian and the passions that drove him.
Autor de más de 300 composiciones, Agustín Barrios
Mangoré (1885-1944) es considerado por muchos
músicos, compositores y críticos como uno de los más
grandes guitarristas de América Latina. Alternando
escenas entre el joven y el adulto Mangoré, entre el ser
humano y el personaje escénico que creó, el realizador
chileno Luis R. Vera y los actores Damián Alcázar (como
el adulto Mangoré) y Celso Franco (como el más joven
guitarrista) crean un retrato impresionista de este
ser aventurero y bohemio y de las pasiones que lo
inspiraron.
EXTIRPATOR OF IDOLATRIES / EXTIRPADOR DE IDOLATRÍAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:00 PM
Perú / 2014 / 86 min.
Directed by Manuel Siles
Genre: Drama
Spanish & Quechua w/ English Subtitles
Police detective Waldo is investigating a series of
crimes that may be linked to ancient indigenous rituals
in the Peruvian Andes. His main suspect is a so-called
“Extirpator of Idolatries,” a sinister and religiously
intolerant character who claims to be in the area on
a mission of faith. Waldo’s investigation also leads
him to a boy and a girl who claim to be interacting
with mythic beings. As he tries to put an end to the
Extirpator’s crimes, Waldo will not only have to confront
the intolerance of the institutions he represents but his
own identity.
El detective de policía Waldo está investigando una
serie de crímenes que pueden estar vinculados a
rituales indígenas ancestrales en los Andes. Su principal
sospechoso es un tal “extirpador de idolatrías”, un
personaje siniestro y religiosamente intolerante que dice
estar en la zona en una misión de fe. La investigación
también lo conduce a un niño y a una niña que afirman
estar interactuando con seres míticos. Mientras intenta
poner fin a los crímenes del extirpador, Waldo no sólo
tendrá que lidiar con la intolerancia de las instituciones
que representa pero también con su propia identidad.
MAGALLANES
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 3:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 9:00 PM
Perú / Argentina / Spain / 2015 / 109 min.
Directed by Salvador del Solar
Genre: Drama
Spanish & Quechua w/ English Subtitles
Featuring an understated performance from Damián
Alcázar as the title character, Peruvian actor Salvador
del Solar’s impressive directorial debut centers on a
former soldier who now makes a meager living as a
Lima cab driver, occasionally driving his senile former
commander (Federico Luppi) around town. Magallanes’
violent past catches up to him one day when Celina
(Magaly Solier), who was captured as a child by his
platoon and used as a sex slave by his commander,
enters his cab. Magallanes will see in that fortuitous
incident a chance for redemption.
Con una actuación comedida de Damián Alcázar en el
papel principal, este impresionante debut como director
del actor peruano Salvador del Solar se centra en un ex
soldado que ahora se gana la vida como taxista en Lima,
transportando de vez en cuando a su ex comandante
senil (Federico Luppi) por la ciudad. Magallanes se
reencuentra con su pasado violento cuando un día
Celina (Magaly Solier), que fue capturada de niña por
su pelotón y utilizada por su comandante como esclava
sexual, aborda su taxi. Magallanes ve en ese incidente
fortuito una oportunidad para redimirse.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:45 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:45 PM
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Perú / Colombia / France / Germany / 2014 / 90 min.
Directed by Héctor Gálvez
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Peru’s official entry to the Best Foreign Language
Category at this year’s Oscars® offers an empathetic
look at the tragic aftermath of the state-sponsored
disappearances of thousands of left-wing sympathizers
in the 1980s and 90s. Fidel is the leader of a forensic
team whose job is to identify the corpses found buried
on the countryside. One particular set of remains catches
their attention: a body carrying the small photograph of
a woman. A widow comes forth and claims the remains
as those of her husband even though the evidence
seems to indicate otherwise.
La selección oficial de Perú a la categoría de mejor
película extranjera en los Oscares® de este año ofrece
una mirada empática a las trágicas consecuencias de las
desapariciones de miles de simpatizantes de izquierda
en Perú en las décadas de los 80 y 90. Fidel dirige un
equipo forense cuyo trabajo consiste en identificar
los cadáveres que han sido hallados enterrados en el
campo. Unos restos en particular llaman su atención:
un cuerpo que lleva la pequeña fotografía de una mujer.
Una viuda reclama los restos como los de su marido a
pesar de que la evidencia parece indicar lo contrario.
Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 8-21, 2016
PERU / PORTUGAL / PUERTO RICO
ROSA CHUMBE
Perú / 2015 / 72 min.
Directed by Jonatan Relayze
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Winner of the FIPRESCI (International Federation of
Film Critics) Award, First Films Competition at the 2015
Montreal International Film Festival, “Rosa Chumbe”
uses as a backdrop the annual commemoration of the
Lord of Miracles in Lima to tell this story of a mature
police officer with a gambling and drinking problem.
Her daily routine is interrupted when, after a heated
argument, her 18-year-old daughter Sheyla steals her
savings and storms out of the house leaving her baby
behind. Rosa’s heart of stone begins to soften as she
takes care of her grandson but only a miracle will save
her from the approaching storm.
Ganador del FIPRESCI (Federación Internacional de la
Crítica Cinematográfica) en la categoría de primeras
películas en el Festival Internacional de Cine de
Montreal el año pasado, “Rosa Chumbe” utiliza como
telón de fondo la conmemoración anual del Señor de
los Milagros en Lima para contar esta historia acerca de
una oficial de policía adicta a la bebida y la baraja. Su
rutina diaria se ve interrumpida cuando, después de una
fuerte bronca, su hija Sheyla roba sus ahorros y se va
de la casa dejando a su bebé detrás. El duro corazón de
Rosa comienza a ablandarse con el cuidado de su nieto,
pero sólo un milagro puede salvarla de la tormenta que
se aproxima.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:30 PM
GELO
Portugal / Spain / 2016 / 105 min.
Directed by Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Luís Galvão Teles
Genre: Sci-fi / Thriller
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
What connects the perfectly preserved remains of
a Neanderthal man with the lives of two women? In
the case of Catarina, she is the product of a genetic
experiment where the DNA of that man was injected
into a woman’s egg. For film student Joana, the corpse’s
discovery serves as inspiration to a story that contains
some eerie parallels to Catarina’s. Starring Ivana
Baquero (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), “Gelo” is a mind-bending
inquiry into the nature of stories, of reality and of free
will.
O que une os restos perfeitamente preservados de um
homem Neandertal com as vidas de duas mulheres? No
caso de Catarina, ela é o produto de uma experiência
genética onde o ADN do homem pré-histórico foi
injectado no ovo de uma mulher; Ela cresce encarcerada
num palácio isolado, sujeita a experiências em torno
da imortalidade humana. Para Joana, uma estudante
de cinema, a descoberta do Homem Neandertal serve
como inspiração para uma história que contém alguns
paralelos assustadores com a de Catarina. Com Ivana
Baquero (“O Labirinto de Fauno”), “Gelo” é uma
investigação profunda sobre a natureza das histórias,
da realidade e do livre arbítrio.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 8:45 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:30 PM
ANDREA & LORENZO / ANDREA Y LORENZO
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Rolando D’Lugo
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Andrea and Lorenzo had big dreams back in college:
she of being a writer; he, a rock musician. Discouraged
and mocked by her college professors, Andrea gives
up her literary ambitions and accepts a job at a local
newspaper. After he is rejected by several labels,
Lorenzo packs his bags and leaves for Argentina. Years
later, Andrea is up for a promotion at the women’s
magazine she now works for and Lorenzo is the lead
vocalist for a top-selling rock en español band. A tour
brings them together but their second chance at love
will face its own obstacles.
Como estudiantes universitarios, Andrea y Lorenzo
soñaban en grande: ella con ser escritora y él, cantante
de rock. Desalentada y víctima de la sorna de sus
profesores universitarios, Andrea renuncia a sus
ambiciones literarias y acepta un trabajo en un periódico
local. Después de ser rechazado por varias casas
disqueras, Lorenzo empaca sus maletas y se va para
Argentina. Años después, Andrea está a punto de ser
promocionada en la revista femenina para la cual ahora
trabaja y Lorenzo es el vocalista de una reconocida
banda de rock en español. Una gira por Puerto Rico los
une nuevamente pero esta segunda oportunidad para el
amor viene con sus propios obstáculos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 3:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:00 PM
DECEIVED
Puerto Rico / USA / 2016 / 92 min.
Directed by Carlos Jiménez Flores
Genre: Thriller
English
Alejandro returns to Puerto Rico to help his sister
Magdalena get her life together, only to find out from
an old acquaintance that Magdalena has gone missing.
Alejandro’s own inquiries lead him to a bar in Old San
Juan where he discovers that not only was Magdalena
working as an exotic dancer but that she was dating a
drug dealing surfer, Laz. In piecing together the events
that led to her disappearance, he struggles to find a
connection between the bar manager, a millionaire
philanthropist and a bartender who seems to know
everyone’s secrets.
Alejandro regresa a Puerto Rico con la intención de
ayudar a su hermana Magdalena a enderezar su vida de
una vez y por todas para descubrir a través de un viejo
conocido que ella ha desaparecido. Las investigaciones
de Alejandro lo llevan a un bar en el Viejo San Juan,
donde descubre que no sólo Magdalena trabajaba como
bailarina exótica, pero que estaba saliendo con Laz, un
surfista traficante de drogas. En su afán por armar este
rompecabezas, Alejandro no puede dar con la pieza que
unen al gerente del bar, a un filántropo millonario y a
una mesera que parece conocer los secretos de todo
el mundo.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 8:15 PM
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PUERTO RICO / SPAIN
THE FARM / LA GRANJA
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:30 PM
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 100 min.
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Three lives cross paths in this gritty feature debut:
Lucho, an overweight kid who works as a drug mule;
Fausto, a former boxer who tirelessly trains his son
to become a fearsome fighter; and Ingrid, a nurse
who, unable to have kids of her own, will commit the
ultimate act to procure one. Through these characters
and how their lives intersect and interact (or not) with
each other, Soto introduces us to a world that is in a
downward spiral. Winner of the Best First Work Award at
the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
Tres vidas se cruzan en este descarnado debut
cinematográfico: Lucho, un chico con sobrepeso que
trabaja como mula para un narcotraficante; Fausto,
un ex boxeador que entrena sin descanso a su hijo
para convertirlo en un temible luchador; e Ingrid, una
enfermera que, incapaz de tener hijos propios, cometerá
un acto imperdonable. Soto nos introduce a un mundo
al borde de un abismo a través de estos personajes y
cómo sus vidas se cruzan e interactúan (o no) entre
sí. Ganador del premio a la Mejor Opera Prima en el
Festival Interncional de Cine de Guadalajara.
A WEDDING IN CASTAÑER / UNA BODA EN CASTAÑER
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 6:30 PM
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 112 min.
Directed by Raúl García
Genre: Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
The mountain town of Castañer is going to witness what
promises to be the greatest wedding in its history: that
of Mariana Zalduondo, only daughter of respected doctor
Eduardo Zalduondo, and Ender, her medical school
classmate. All hell breaks loose when past mistakes as
well as cultural (and even racial) prejudices threaten to
derail the wedding in this entertaining comedy starring
Braulio Castillo Jr., Adrián García, Marian Pabón,
Georgina Borri, Jazmín Caratini and salsero Michael
Stuart.
Los residentes del pueblo montañoso de Castañer
van a ser testigos de lo que promete ser la boda más
grande de su historia: la de Mariana Zalduondo, única
hija del respetado médico Eduardo Zalduondo, y Ender,
su compañero de clase en la escuela de medicina. Un
lío mayúsculo se desata entre ambas familias cuando
ciertos pecadillos del pasado, así como algunos
prejuicios culturales (e incluso raciales) amenazan
con descarrilar la boda en esta comedia divertida
protagonizada por Braulio Castillo, hijo, Adrián García,
Marian Pabón, Georgina Borri, Jazmín Caratini y el
salsero Michael Stuart.
AUTUMN WITHOUT BERLIN / UN OTOÑO SIN BERLIN
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 9:00 PM
Spain / 2015 / 95 min.
Directed by Lara Izagirre
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
June returns from Canada to her small town in the
Basque country to restore her relationship with her
agoraphobic and now reclusive ex-boyfriend. Much
has changed in her home town. And much has changed
in June. What has not changed, however, are the old
resentments that drove her out. Only her brother, a
pregnant friend and a small boy welcome her with open
arms. Irene Escolar won the Goya Award for Best New
Actress this year for her captivating performance as
June in this modest and melancholic film.
June regresa de Canadá a su pequeño pueblo en el País
Vasco para restaurar su relación con su agorafóbico
y ahora solitario ex novio. Mucho ha cambiado en su
pueblo natal. Y mucho ha cambiado en June. Lo que no
ha cambiado, sin embargo, son los viejos resentimientos
que la llevaron a huir del pueblo. Sólo su hermano, una
amiga embarazada y un niño pequeño la reciben con los
brazos abiertos. Irene Escolar ganó el Premio Goya a la
mejor actriz revelación este año por su interpretación
como la cautivadora June en esta película modesta y
melancólica.
BROKEN / ROTAS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:30 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:00 PM
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Spain / 2015 / 75 min.
Directed by Luis Lorente
Genre: Drama / Dance
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Consuelo, a survivor of domestic violence, waits for the
next train that will take her to a new life as she begins
to reminisce about the time she spent at a shelter
for abused women. There she met Celia, a woman
Consuelo tried to help. Unfortunately, no matter how
hard Consuelo tried, Celia opted to follow the wrong
path. This big screen adaptation of Lorente’s powerful
flamenco piece starring former National Ballet of Spain
principals Paloma and Raquel Gómez, which had its U.S.
Premiere right here in Chicago at Northeastern Illinois
University in a collaboration with Ensemble Español,
receives its world premiere at our Festival.
Mientras espera por el siguiente tren que la llevará a una
nueva vida, Consuelo, una sobreviviente de la violencia
doméstica, comienza a recordar el tiempo que pasó
en un refugio para mujeres maltratadas. Allí conoció
a Celia, una mujer que Consuelo trató de ayudar. Por
desgracia, Celia optó por seguir el camino equivocado.
Estreno mundial de esta adaptación a la pantalla
grande que Lorente hace de su obra de flamenco,
protagonizada por las ex primeras bailarinas del Ballet
Nacional de España Paloma y Raquel Gómez, y que tuvo
su estreno escénico en EE.UU. aquí en Chicago en la
Universidad Northeastern Illinois en una colaboración
con el Ensemble Español.
Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 8-21, 2016
SPAIN
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO / EL MAL QUE HACEN LOS HOMBRES
Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Ramon Térmens
Genre: Thriller
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
In an abandoned warehouse somewhere in the border
between México and Texas, sicario Santiago and
disgraced doctor Benny do the bidding of a powerful
drug lord, torturing, executing and disposing of the
bodies of his enemies. Then, one day, they receive an
unexpected “package”: the 10­
-year-­
old daughter of
the head of their rival clan, who has kidnapped their
employer’s son. Térmens has described this very dark
and funny film as a mix between “Reservoir Dogs,”
“Breaking Bad” and Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” with
a dash of Sam Peckinpah and Sam Fuller thrown in for
good measure.
En un almacén abandonado en algún lugar de la frontera
entre México y Texas, el sicario Santiago y Benny, un
doctor caído en desgracia, siguen las órdenes de un
poderoso capo de la droga, torturando, ejecutando y
deshaciéndose de los cuerpos de sus enemigos. Un día,
reciben un “paquete” inesperado: la hija de 10 años del
rival de su jefe, quien a su vez ha secuestrado al hijo de
su empleador. Térmens ha descrito esta película oscura
y divertida como una mezcla entre “Reservoir Dogs”,
“Breaking Bad” y el “Esperando a Godot” de Beckett con
una pizca de Sam Peckinpah y Sam Fuller para darle
más sabor.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 9:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 9:00 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 9:00 PM
FAMILY GAMES / JUEGOS DE FAMILIA
Spain / 2015 / 94 min.
Directed by Belen Macías
Genre: Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
When Carmen’s efforts to save her marriage with
husband Andrés fail, she packs her bags and leaves
him. A shocked Andrés soon finds out that his wife
has a lover, Raúl, a hairdresser who works in the
neighborhood. Their children are having relationship
issues of their own: Santi is resigned to be a bachelor
for life and Lucía is caught between a rock and a hard
place as she is faced with a choice between her current
lover and boss, and her ex-husband. To top it all off: all
four work for a company that is about to be acquired by
a multinational.
Cuando sus esfuerzos por salvar su matrimonio con
Andrés fracasan, Carmen empaca sus maletas y se
va. Un Andrés sorprendido pronto se entera de que su
mujer tiene un amante, Raúl, un peluquero que trabaja
en el barrio. Sus hijos están lidiando con sus propios
problemas personales: Santi se resigna a ser un soltero
de por vida y Lucía se encuentra entre la espada y la
pared al tener que decidir entre su amante y jefe actual,
y su ex marido. Para colmo de males los cuatro trabajan
para una empresa que está a punto de ser adquirida por
una multinacional.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 9:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 7:45 PM
INNOCENT KILLERS / ASESINOS INOCENTES
Spain / 2015 / 95 min.
Directed by Gonzalo Bendala
Genre: Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Javier’s dreams of graduating alongside his colleagues
and starting that new job that would have helped him
pay all his student loans come tumbling down after he
flunks his Ethics class. He decides to appeal his grade;
his professor, a man suffering from acute depression,
makes him an offer Javier just can’t refuse: the professor
will change his grade and pay him a considerable sum
of money if Javier kills him. And so begins a tense,
fast-paced cat and mouse game that evokes Alfred
Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train.”
Los sueños de Javier de graduarse junto a sus
compañeros de clase y comenzar ese nuevo trabajo que
le ayudará a pagar todos sus préstamos estudiantiles se
vienen abajo tras reprobar su clase de ética. Él decide
apelar la nota; su profesor, un hombre que sufre de
una depresión aguda, le hace una oferta que Javier
simplemente no puede rehusar: el profesor cambiará
su nota y le pagará una suma considerable de dinero
si Javier lo mata. Así comienza un tenso y veloz juego
del gato y ratón que evoca el “Extraños en un tren” de
Alfred Hitchcock.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 9:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:45 PM
NECKAN, JUSTICE AWAITS / NECKAN
Spain / 2015 / 92 min.
Directed by Gonzalo Tapia
Genre: Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
April, 1956. The last days of the Spanish presence in
Morocco. Santiago, a young lawyer and adopted son of
a distinguished pro-Franco politician, arrives in Tetouan,
capital of the protectorate with the intention of finding
out what happened to his biological family. The discovery
of a burned house inhabited by an elegant and attractive
woman and three graves may provide an answer. But his
investigation threatens to be derailed when he becomes
involved with “The German,” a peculiar character who
will trick him into taking part in a thrilling scheme.
Abril de 1956. Los últimos días de la presencia española
en Marruecos. Santiago, un joven abogado e hijo
adoptivo de un ilustre político franquista, llega a Tetuán,
capital del protectorado, con la intención de averiguar
qué pasó con su familia biológica. El descubrimiento de
una casa quemada habitada por una mujer elegante y
atractiva, y tres tumbas podrían proveer la respuesta.
Pero la presencia de “El Alemán”, un personaje peculiar
que lo involucra en un ardid emocionante, podría
distraerlo de la investigación.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 5:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 8:45 PM
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SPAIN / URUGUAY / USA
THE OPEN DOOR / LA PUERTA ABIERTA
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 8:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 8:30 PM
Spain / 2015 / 84 min.
Directed by Marina Seresesky
Genre: Drama / LGBTQ
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Rosa is a bitter middle-aged prostitute who
begrudgingly takes care of her wheel-chair bound,
senile mother, Antonia. They both live in an apartment
block in the outskirts of town with three other prostitutes
–Russian single mom Masha, foul-mouthed Teresa and
transgender Lupita– and a snooping self-righteous
woman as neighbors. When Masha dies from an
overdose, her daughter Lyuba seeks refuge from the
police by hiding underneath Rosa’s bed. Rosa wants to
turn her over to the authorities but Antonia and Lupita
convince her to keep Lyuba for a couple of days. Lyuba’s
presence lights up Antonia’s life but will she be able to
melt Rosa’s cold heart?
Rosa es una prostituta amargada de mediana edad que
a regañadientes se encarga de Antonia, su madre senil.
Ambas viven en un bloque de apartamentos a las afueras
de la ciudad con otras prostitutas -Masha, una madre
soltera rusa, la malhablada Teresa y la transgénero
Lupita- y una mujer chismosa como vecinas. Cuando
Masha muere de una sobredosis, su hija Lyuba busca
refugio de la policía escondiéndose debajo de la cama
de Rosa. Rosa quiere entregarla a las autoridades, pero
Antonia y Lupita la convencen y acepta cuidar de ella
por un par de días más. La presencia de Lyuba alegra
la vida de Antonia pero, ¿será ella capaz de derretir el
corazón frío de Rosa?
BROKEN BACKS / COLUMNAS QUEBRADAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 7:00 PM
Uruguay / 2015 / 77 min.
Directed by Mario Handler
Genre: Documentary / LGBTQ
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Veteran Uruguayan documentarian Mario Handler’s
latest film explores the diversity of his country’s working
class, the concept of work and all that it entails. His
camera roams the streets, warehouses and factories of
Montevideo and Uruguay’s mines and farms, following
these workers from the moment they board the bus or
train on their way to work to the moment they clock
out for the day. He also captures their extracurricular
activities as they organize for a strike, relax at home,
participate in a candombé ritual or, in one case, marry
their same-sex partner. Handler creates a vivid, rich
mosaic of a complex, dynamic world.
Mario Handler explora, en su más reciente documental,
la rica diversidad de la clase obrera de su país, el
concepto de trabajo y todo lo que esto implica. Su
cámara vaga por las calles, almacenes y fábricas
de Montevideo y las minas y granjas de Uruguay,
siguiendo a estos trabajadores desde el momento en
que abordan el autobús o el tren en camino al trabajo
hasta el momento en que marcan la tarjeta al final del
día. También capta sus actividades extracurriculares:
organizando una huelga, descansando en casa,
participando en ceremonias religiosas o, en un caso,
casándose con su pareja del mismo sexo. Handler crea
un rico mosaico de un mundo complejo y dinámico.
PRISONER / PRESO
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:30 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:15 PM
Uruguay / 2016 / 86 min.
Directed by Ana Tipa
Genre: Documentary
Spanish & Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
Miguel works at Uruguay’s largest prison construction
site. Every morning at dawn, Miguel is driven to work;
every evening, he gets back to the house he built
20 years ago, with Lourdes, the mother of his three
children. Their relationship has cooled down; however,
they still share the dwelling that Miguel refurbishes in
what little spare time he has. On weekends, he travels to
another Uruguayan state, where he has begun a secret
“new life” with another woman, Cristina. Miguel has
become a prisoner of this double life.
Miguel trabaja en la construcción de la prisión más
grande de Uruguay. Cada mañana, al amanecer, Miguel
es transportado al trabajo; en las noches, regresa a
la casa que construyó hace 20 años con Lourdes, la
madre de sus tres hijos. Su relación se ha enfriado;
sin embargo, ambos comparten la vivienda que Miguel
renueva en su escaso tiempo libre. En los fines de
semana viaja a otro estado de Uruguay, donde ha
comenzado en secreto una “nueva vida” con otra mujer,
Cristina. Miguel es prisionero de su doble vida.
AFTER SCHOOL
USA / 2013 / 94 min.
Directed by Carlos Meléndez, Mauricio Mendoza
Genre: Drama
English
A gun shot is heard after school and 12-year-old Jacky is
discovered alone holding a gun, with blood on his shirt.
Due to budget cuts and a police strike, Sergeant Olivia
Hanson is the first officer on the scene and in charge for
quite a while. Jacky refuses to give up his stand-off and
will only talk with former after-school program teacher
Michael Brooks, who has addiction problems. Hanson
and Brooks are forced to work together in order to find a
solution to this situation.
Un disparo suena al final del día de clases y Jacky,
de 12 años de edad, es descubierto solo, pistola en
mano y con sangre en su camisa. Debido a los recortes
presupuestarios y a una huelga de la policía, la sargento
Olivia Hanson es la primera y única oficial en llegar a la
escena. Jacky rehusa entregar el arma y exige hablar
con Michael Brooks, el encargado de los programas
extracurriculares de la escuela con problemas de
adicción. Hanson y Brooks se ven obligados a trabajar
juntos con el fin de encontrar una solución a esta
situación delicada.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 5:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 8:15 PM
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USA / VENEZUELA
ONE NIGHT STAND
USA / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Alonzo Alcaraz
Genre: Comedy
English
Featuring a who’s who of Chicago’s Latino theater and
stand-up scenes, including Yunuen Pardo, Juan Villa,
Lorena Díaz, Gwen LaRoka, Wendy Mateo, and Eddie
Martinez, Alonzo Alcaraz’s feature debut centers on Mo
and Paulie, a couple disappointed with their current
romantic prospects. Despite their initial disdain towards
each other after a chance encounter at a bar, a stolen
wallet and an angry bartender, Mo spends his night
at Paulie’s loft and gets to know her through shots of
whiskey, laughter and tears. How will the night end for
this unlikely duo?
Con un reparto integrado por un quién es quién del
teatro latino y la escena de stand-up de Chicago,
incluyendo a Yunuen Pardo, Juan Villa, Lorena Díaz,
Gwen LaRoka, Wendy Mateo, y Eddie Martinez, la ópera
prima de Alonso Alcaraz se centra en Mo y Paulie, una
pareja desaventurada en el amor. A pesar de su mutuo
desdén después de un encuentro casual en un bar, una
billetera robada y un camarero enojado, Mo pasa su
noche en el apartamento de Paulie y la llega a conocer
mejor a través de tragos de whisky, risas y lágrimas.
¿Cómo terminará la noche para este dúo improbable?
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:00 PM
THE OTHER BARRIO
USA / 2015 / 91 min.
Directed by Dante Betteo
Genre: Film Noir / Drama
English
Starring Culture Clash’s Richard Montoya, this San
Francisco-based noir follows housing inspector Roberto
Morales as he investigates the suspicious circumstances
of a fatal residential hotel fire in the city’s rapidly
gentrifying Latino Mission District and finds himself face
to face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall
and the mysterious Sofía Nido, a beautiful flame from
his past. Based on true events and adapted from a story
by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, the
film takes viewers into neighborhoods seldom seen,
while addressing timely issues of gentrification and the
displacement of low-income communities.
Protagonizada por Richard Montoya (Culture Clash), la
acción de este noir se lleva a cabo en San Francisco
donde el inspector de vivienda Roberto Morales investiga
las circunstancias sospechosas de un fatal incendio
en un hotel residencial ubicado en una de las zonas
más duramente impactadas por el desplazamiento
urbano: Mission District. Morales enfrenta cara a
cara a la muerte, la corrupción gubernamental y a la
misteriosa Sofía Nido, una hermosa ex-novia. Basada
en hechos reales y adaptada de un cuento del poeta
laureado Alejandro Murguía, la película transporta a los
espectadores a barrios rara veces vistos en pantalla.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:45 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 5:15 PM
FROM AFAR / DESDE ALLÁ
Venezuela / Mexico / 2015 / 93 min.
Directed by Lorenzo Vigas
Genre: Drama / LGBTQ
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Armando, a 50-year-old denture technician with paternal
issues (Alfredo Castro, “Tony Manero” and “The Club”),
lures young men to his home with the promise of money.
He doesn’t want to touch, only to watch them strip from a
discreet distance. His first encounter with 17-year-old Elder
turns violent but this doesn’t stop Armando from seeking
him out. A bond develops between these two very different
men but Armando’s family past and Elder’s tough life and his
mother’s homophobia soon get in the way. Based on a story
idea by producer Guillermo Arriaga and winner of the Venice
Film Festival’s Golden Lion (the first Latin American film to
win the Festival’s top prize), “From Afar” heralds the arrival
of a distinctive voice.
Armando, un técnico dental de 50 años de edad con
complejos paternales (Alfredo Castro, “Tony Manero”,
“El Club”), invita a jóvenes a su casa con la promesa de
dinero. Él no los quiere tocar, sólo verlos desnudarse desde
una distancia discreta. Su primer encuentro con Elder se
torna violento, pero esto no detiene a Armando. Un lazo se
forja entre estos dos hombres, pero el pasado familiar de
Armando y la dura vida de Elder sumada a la homofobia de
su madre se pondrán en el camino. Basado en una idea del
productor Guillermo Arriaga y ganadora del León de Oro en
el Festival de Venecia (la primera película latinoamericana
en ganar el máximo premio del Festival), “Desde allá”
anuncia el arribo de una voz original en el cine.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 9:00 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 8:45 PM
KM 72
Venezuela / 2015 / 98 min.
Directed by Samuel Henríquez
Genre: Thriller
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Former cop and taxi driver turned bodyguard Dimas had
what could be considered a father-son relationship with
his boss, the millionaire Diego Verastegui. So imagine
how he must have felt when he walks into Verastegui’s
house to find his dead body on the floor, three potential
suspects –one of them Verastegui’s son– pointing guns
and knives at each other, and a valuable briefcase
missing from the safe-deposit box. Each suspect claims
a different version of the events that led to Verastegui’s
death. Needless to say, the evening won’t end well for
them.
Dimas, un ex policía y taxista convertido ahora en
guardaespaldas, tenía lo que podría considerarse una
relación de padre-hijo con su jefe, el millonario Diego
Verastegui. Así que se podrá imaginar cómo Dimas
se debe haber sentido cuando, al entrar a la casa de
su patrón, encuentra su cuerpo inerte en el suelo y a
tres posibles sospechosos -uno de ellos el hijo de
Verastegui- apuntando armas y cuchillos el uno al otro,
y una caja fuerte vacía. Cada sospechoso narra una
versión diferente de los hechos que condujeron a la
muerte de Verastegui. No hace falta decir que la noche
no acabará bien para ellos.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 7:45 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 8:30 PM
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VENEZUELA
UPHILL LOVE / AMOR CUESTA ARRIBA
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 4:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:30 PM
Venezuela / 2015 / 90 min.
Directed by Nelson Núñez
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Pablo has no social life to speak of. And he seems to
like it that way. He goes to the same Chinese restaurant
every night, orders the same takeout meal and eats
it, alone, at his dining room table. Then, one night, his
best friend and business partner drags Pablo down
to a school reunion party where he runs into Daniela,
with whom he had a crush back in the day. Daniela’s
life hasn’t been easy; she now makes ends meet as a
prostitute. Undeterred, Pablo attempts to conquer her at
all costs with the reluctant help of his business partner
and the more enthusiastic one of the Haitian immigrants
who work for him.
Pablo no tiene vida social digna de mención. Y así
parece gustarle. Va al mismo restaurante chino cada
noche, ordena la misma comida para llevar y se la come,
solo, en su mesa de comedor. Entonces, una noche, su
mejor amigo y socio de negocios arrastra a Pablo a una
fiesta de ex alumnos de su escuela, donde se encuentra
con Daniela, con la que tuvo un flechazo en su día. La
vida de Daniela no ha sido fácil: ahora se gana la vida
como prostituta. Pablo está resuelto a conquistarla a
toda costa y lo hará con la ayuda renuente de su socio
de negocios y la más entusiasta de los inmigrantes
haitianos que trabajan para él.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
KARTEMQUIN FILMS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
IN THE GAME / EN EL JUEGO
Genre: Documentary
English
USA / 2015 / 78 min.
Directed by Maria Finitzo
FILM SCREENING: TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:00 PM
The 32nd Chicago Latino Film Festival joins the celebration of Kartemquin’s 50th
anniversary with this special presentation of Maria Finitzo’s documentary. “In the
Game” follows the ups and downs of a girls’ soccer team to reveal the very real
obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education.
Kelly High School on Chicago’s south side is struggling to provide the basics for
their students, many of whom do not make it to college, either because they cannot
compete academically or because their families do not have the financial resources
to send them to college. The girls face an uneven playing field –or in the case of the
girls at Kelly High School, no soccer field at all–, problems at home, discrimination,
and poverty, but remain undaunted thanks to their teammates and the dedicated
mentoring of their coach.
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El Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago se une a la conmemoración del 50
aniversario de Kartemquin Films con esta presentación especial del documental
“En El Juego” de Maria Finitzo. La película muestra los altibajos de un equipo
de fútbol femenino y los obstáculos que tienen que vencer. La Secundaria Kelly,
–ubicada en la zona sur de Chicago, en un barrio de escasos recursos habitado
principalmente por hispanos– enfrenta enormes retos a la hora de proveer las
necesidades básicas de sus estudiantes, muchos de los cuales no son aceptados
en las universidades, sea ya porque no pueden competir académicamente o
porque sus familias simplemente no cuentan con los recursos necesarios para
poder pagar su matrícula. Las muchachas de Kelly enfrentan un mundo desigual
que incluye un campo de fútbol en dónde puedan jugar, problemas en la casa,
futuros inciertos, discriminación y pobreza. Pero nada las detiene, gracias al
apoyo de sus compañeras de equipo y al dedicado tutelaje de su entrenador.
SHORTS: ARGENTINA / BRAZIL
SPECIAL FILM DISCUSSION - BROKEN / ROTAS
Presented by the Ensemble Español Center
for Spanish Dance & Music In residence at
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago
Join “Broken” director Luis Lorente and lead actresses, dancers Paloma and
Raquel Gómez on a discussion on the making of the film and the powerful
flamenco piece it’s based on, prior to its World Premiere at the Festival,
Wednesday April 20th (see page 24). This event will include the presentation
of a behind-the-scene video documentary as well as the trailer.
Acompañe al director de “Rotas”, Luis Lorente, y a sus dos protagonistas,
Paloma y Raquel Gómez, en una charla acerca del rodaje de esta película y
la dramática obra de flamenco en la que está basada, antes de su estreno
mundial en el Festival el miércoles 20 de abril (vea página 24). El evento
incluye la presentación de un corto documental sobre la realización de
“Rotas” al igual que el tráiler.
This event is co-hosted by Instituto Cervantes and Northeastern Illinois University.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:00 PM
Followed by wine & cheese reception
Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago
FREE ADMISSION
But Reservations Are Required
RSVP before Monday, April 18th at 5:00pm with: Josephine
DiCesare, Manager of Operations of Ensemble Español at
[email protected]
For more information: 773-442-5916
SHORTS
HUGUITO
Argentina / 2015 / 21 min.
Directed by Pablo J. Cosco
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Deciding to leave his impoverished
neighborhood to travel to the Iguazu
Waterfalls to find his mother, Huguito must
find a way to make his journey, but a tragic
incident will become an obstacle for him.
Cuando decide dejar su empobrecido
barrio para viajar a encontrar a su madre
en las Cataratas del Iguazú, Huguito se ve
enfrentado a la necesidad de conseguir
recursos para el viaje, pero un trágico
incidente se convertirá en un obstáculo
para él.
Shown With: The Hamsters / Los
Hámsters
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 6:00 PM
I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHY YOU
DUMPED ME / QUIERO SABER
POR QUÉ ME DEJASTE
Argentina / 2015 / 15 min.
Directed by Federico Pozzi, Iván Stoessel
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Matías and Luciana are a couple in
a solid relationship; or at least until
Luciana decides to break up with him.
Matías becomes depressed, but things
change when his good friend Julian, who
defines himself as an expert and amateur
philosopher of human relationships, offers
some enlightening advice.
Matías y Luciana son novios y forman
una sólida pareja; o al menos hasta
cuando Luciana le dice que no lo quiere
seguir viendo. Matías se deprime, pero
ésto cambia con una insólita –aunque
reveladora– teoría que le proporciona
su amigo Julián, un supuesto experto,
teórico y filósofo amateur de las relaciones
humanas.
Shown With: Little Book of Love 2 /
Pequeno Dicionário Amoroso 2
ZOMBIES
CASTILLO Y EL ARMADO
Argentina / 2014 / 9 min.
Directed by Sebastián Dietsch
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Brazil / 2014 / 13 min.
Directed by Pedro Harres
Genre: Animation
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
A couple is chased by zombies. Trapped
and unable to escape, they discover that
danger is much closer than they think.
Castillo is a young dockworker who lives
in the coast between Brazil and Uruguay.
He divides his time between the carpets he
has to carry, his family and a fishing rod at
the pier. On a windy night, he faces his own
brutality on the line of the fishhook.
Una pareja es perseguida por zombies.
Encerrados y sin posibilidad de escape,
descubren que el peligro está más cerca
de lo que creen.
Shown With: The Evil That Men Do / El
Mal que Hacen los Hombres
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 9:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 9:00 PM
Castillo é um jovem estivador em alguma
praia perdida entre Brasil e Uruguai. Divide
seu tempo entre os tapetes que tem de
carregar, sua família e uma vara de pesca
no pier. Numa noite de ventania, encontra
sua própria brutalidade na linha do anzol.
Shown With: Dad / Pa! Por mis Hijos lo
que Sea
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 5:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 8:30 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 8:45 PM
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SHORTS: CHILE / COLOMBIA / CUBA / MEXICO
WHITE DEATH / MUERTE
BLANCA
BREAKFAST WITH TIFFANY /
DESAYUNO CON TIFFANY
Chile / 2014 / 17 min.
Directed by Roberto Collío
Genre: Documentary / Experimental /
Animation
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Colombia / 2015 / 14 min.
Directed by Andrés Molano Moncada
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
An impressionist portrait of a landscape
marked by tragedy. “White Death” depicts
a ghostly stroll among the place where 44
soldiers and one sergeant met their deaths
in the mountainous region of Antuco, Chile.
Rafael and a woman sleep calmly until
his alarm goes off. He tries to slip away
without waking her to prepare a special
birthday breakfast for her. It’s not easy;
everything seems to be working against
him, including his love for her.
In this story of redemption, a man returns
to his childhood town to bury his father
atop a mountain. With the help of his
mother, he embarks on the arduous hike up
the mountain and learns to come to terms
with his past.
Rafael y una mujer duermen plácidamente
hasta que la alarma los interrumpe. Rafael
debe escabullirse sin despertarla para
prepararle un desayuno especial por su
cumpleaños. No es fácil; todo parece estar
en su contra, incluyendo su amor por ella.
En esta historia de redención, un hombre
regresa al pueblo de su infancia para
enterrar a su padre en lo alto de una
montaña. Con la ayuda de su madre, se
embarca en la ardua caminata por la
montaña y aprende a aceptar su pasado.
Shown With: The Similars / Los
Parecidos
Shown With: Invasion / Invasión
Un retrato impresionista de un paisaje
marcado por la tragedia. “Muerte Blanca”
representa un paseo fantasmal entre
los vestigios de una historia donde 44
soldados y un sargento encontraron sus
muertes en la región de Antuco, Chile.
Shown With: The Room of Bones / El
Cuarto de los Huesos
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:45 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:30 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:45 PM
THE MOUNTAIN / EL EMBUDO
Colombia / 2015 / 12 min.
Directed by John Chaparro
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 7:45 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:15 PM
BOARDWALK MÚSICO /
MALECÓN MÚSICO
THE GOOD NIGHT / LA
NOCHE BUENA
BARNYARD ACES / LOS ASES
DEL CORRAL
Cuba / Canada / 2015 / 4 min.
Directed by Marc Serpa-Francoeur
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Cuba / USA / 2015 / 17 min.
Directed by Alex Mallis
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
México / 2015 / 10 min.
Directed by Irving Sevilla, Manuel Báez
Genre: Animation
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
A young trombonist dreams of touring the
world as he plays his heart out on Havana’s
iconic seaside boardwalk.
A second-generation Cuban-American
travels to Cuba for the first time to
reconnect with his past, but only alienates
himself further.
Avelita, a restless chick, wants her
grandfather to buy a jukebox for his
restaurant. She gets her way and manages
to get the jukebox; but she can’t imagine
the consequences that it will bring.
Soñando con recorrer el mundo con su
música, un joven trombonista toca con
el corazón todos los días en el icónico
Malecón de La Habana.
Un norteamericano de raíces cubanas viaja
a Cuba por primera vez para reencontrarse
con su pasado, pero sólo se distancia de sí
mismo aún más.
Shown With: Mangore / Mangoré, Por
Amor al Arte
Shown With: Pearl / Perla
Avelita, una inquieta polluela, quiere que
su abuelo compre una rockola para su
restaurante. Ella se sale con la suya y
consigue la rockola, pero no imagina las
consecuencias que ésto traerá.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 7:45 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 5:15 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:15 PM
Shown With: Elephant the Horse / Un
Caballo Llamado Elefante
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:15 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8:30 PM
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ONE HUNDRED YEARS
OLDER / CIEN AÑOS MÁS
VIEJO
Colombia / 2015 / 11 min.
Directed by John Chaparro
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Andrés is 88 years old and Irene is 86.
They’ve been together 66 years and have
13 children. A touching love story that
wants to be told, but Irene cannot recall
a thing.
Andrés tiene 88 años e Irene tiene 86.
Llevan 66 años juntos y tienen 13 hijos.
Una conmovedora historia de amor que
debe ser contada, pero Irene no recuerda
nada.
Shown With: Burden of Peace / Paz
y Paz
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 3:15 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:00 PM
GLORIA
México / 2015 / 17 min.
Directed by Luis Hernández de la Peña
Genre: Drama / LGBTQ
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Amidst the complex landscape of Mexico
City, a man drives a public transport
bus by day and impersonates Mexican
songstresses in a cabaret by night.
En medio del complejo paisaje de Ciudad
de México, un hombre conduce un autobús
de transporte público de día e imita a
cantantes mexicanas en un cabaret por
la noche.
Shown With: Lonely Stars / Estrellas
Solitarias
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6:15 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6:00 PM
SHORTS: MEXICO / PARAGUAY / PERU / PORTUGAL / PUERTO RICO
THE GRANDFATHER SONG /
LA CANCIÓN DEL ABUELO
México / 2015 / 17 min
Directed by Carlos Alcázar
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
An old peasant faces the dispossession
of their land. His firm opposition to give
up his land teaches his granddaughter a
life lesson that inspires her to fight for the
voiceless and powerless.
Un viejo campesino se enfrenta al despojo
de sus tierras. Su firme oposición a
abandonar su tierra le enseña a su nieta
una lección de vida que la inspira a luchar
por los que no tienen voz ni poder.
Shown With: The Oak’s Shadow / La
Sombra Del Roble
STAY WITH ME A LITTLE
LONGER / UN RATITO MÁS.
ENTONCES AYER
YOU ARE NOT DREAMING
WITH ME / NO ESTÁS
SOÑANDO CONMIGO
México / 2015 / 14 min.
Directed by Manuel Acuña
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
México / 2015 / 14 min.
Directed by Jorge Y. Leyva Robles
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Upon viewing a mysterious and bonechilling film titled SÂNGE, a young woman’s
horror obsession blends dangerously with
reality.
After her son disappears, a mother refuses
to give into her pain and into oblivion. One
day she and her husband receive disturbing
news that will change their destiny.
After his mother’s death, Tosni, a child of
the Seri tribe must complete the ritual that
allows the soul of his mother to move on to
the afterlife. It´s not easy for him to let go.
Tras ver una escalofriante película titulada
SÂNGE, la pasión de una mujer por el
horror se mezcla peligrosamente con la
realidad.
Tras la desaparición de su hijo, una madre
se niega a sentir dolor y a olvidarlo. Un
día su esposo y ella reciben noticias
perturbadoras que cambiarán el destino
de sus vidas.
Tras la muerte de su madre, Tosni, un niño
de la etnia Seri debe completar el ritual que
permite que el espíritu de su madre pase al
más allá. No es tan fácil dejarla ir.
SÂNGE
México / 2015 / 19 min
Directed by Percival Argüero
Genre: Horror
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Shown With: Thirst / Sed
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:45 PM
Shown With: Landfill Harmonic
Shown With: NN
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:45 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:45 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:15 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:15 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:45 PM
INTERIOR
Paraguay / 2015 / 10 min.
Directed by Gaspar Zaldivar
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Doña Digna, a 90-year-old woman, gives
us a look into her everyday life and the
craft of traditional cloth making in a rural
part of Paraguay.
Doña Digna, una señora de 90 años, nos
muestra su vida cotidiana y la artesanía del
telar tradicional en el interior de Paraguay.
Shown With: A Secret in the Box / Un
Secreto en la Caja
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 9:00 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 8:30 PM
THE PRESENCE OF THE
ABSENCE / LA PRESENCIA
DE LA AUSENCIA
Perú / 2015 / 12 min.
Directed by Jorge Pablo Quiroz, José
Antonio Muñoz
Genre: Drama
No Dialogue
Vicente, an 11-year-old boy and Guillermo,
an 80-year-old man, see each other every
day at the same bus stop. Although they
recognize each other they never speak.
One day, an unexpected event confronts
Vicente with himself, revealing one of the
primordial conditions of human nature.
Vicente, un niño de 11 años, y Guillermo
de 80 años, se encuentran diariamente
en la misma parada de autobús. A pesar
de reconocerse nunca se hablan. Un día,
un evento inesperado confronta a Vicente
consigo mismo, revelando una de las más
profundas condiciones de la naturaleza del
ser humano.
Shown With: The Troublemaker, Behind
the Scenes of the United Nations
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 8:15 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:00 PM
CHILDREN OF THE RIVER /
OS MENINOS DO RIO
Portugal / Spain / 2014 / 14 min.
Directed by Javier Macipe
Genre: Drama
Portuguese w/ English Subtitles
In the riverside neighborhood of Oporto, all
the children show their courage by jumping
from the Luis I bridge into the Duero River.
Leo has never jumped before but is getting
tired of everyone, especially the girl of his
dreams, thinking he is a coward.
No bairro da Ribeira do Porto, todas as
crianças mostram a sua coragem ao saltar
da imponente ponte D. Luís I para o rio
Douro. Leo nunca o fez mas começa a
cansar-se de que todos, especialmente a
garota de seus sonhos, pensem que ele é
um cobarde.
Shown With: The Memory of Water / La
Memoria del Agua
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 8:45 PM
3000
Puerto Rico / 2013 / 24 min.
Directed by Skip Font
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Puerto Rican major league baseball player,
Roberto Clemente, who is shy one hit
of 3000, stands before New York Mets
player, Jon Matlack. During his turn to bat,
Clemente recalls his early years in Puerto
Rico, when he was first discovered by
baseball club owner, Pedrín Zorilla.
El beisbolista puertorriqueño de las
Grandes Ligas, Roberto Clemente, a quien
le falta un hit para lograr 3000, se enfrenta
ante el beisbolista de los New York Mets,
John Matlack. Durante su turno al bate,
Clemente recuerda cuando fue descubierto
por primera vez por el dueño del club de
béisbol, Pedrín Zorrilla.
Shown With: Broken / Rotas
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 6:30 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:00 PM
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MARVELOUS BUNS / EL
FONDILLO MARAVILLOSO
Puerto Rico / Dominican Republic / 2015
/ 20 min.
Directed by César Rodríguez
Genre: Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Chique Bonbón, uses his pimped up candy
truck to seduce women. He adheres to
a strict set of rules and a technique that
seems infallible, until the day he catches
a glimpse of a booty he thought could not
exist. For those that become obsessed, the
streets can become a dangerous place.
Chique Bonbón, usa su camioneta de
dulces para seducir mujeres. El sigue una
estricta serie de reglas y una técnica que
parece infalible, hasta el día que descubre
a una mujer con un trasero que él no
imaginaba que existía. Para los que se
obsesionan, la calle se puede convertir en
un peligro.
AN UNTITLED CHRISTMAS
TALE / CUENTO DE NAVIDAD
SIN TÍTULO
Spain / 2015 / 11 min.
Directed by Mauricio Franco
Genre: Comedy
No Dialogue
In 15th Century Spain, Sancho Panza,
unhinged by the absence of his partner Don
Quijote, falls into a deep sleep and wakes
up in Madrid in 2015.
En el Siglo XV, Sancho Panza desquiciado
por la ausencia de su compañero Don
Quijote, cae en un profundo sueño y
despierta en el Madrid del 2015.
Shown With: Gabo: The Creation of
Gabriel García Márquez / Gabo, La
Magia de lo Real
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 9:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 6:15 PM
Shown With: Rosa Chumbe
BORROWED LOVE / EL
AMOR AJENO
IT ALL HAS ITS TIME / TODO
TIENE SU HORA
Spain / Perú / 2015 / 13 min.
Directed by Gonzalo Perdomo
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Spain / 2015 / 5 min.
Directed by Oscar Santamaría, Marine
Discazeaux
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Mariano, a South-American immigrant
who lives in Madrid, has promised to
send money back home for his daughter’s
birthday party. To make this possible, he
decides to ask help from Julia, in spite of
their peculiar liaison.
After his girlfriend receives bad news at
the hospital, a man tries to comfort her by
singing and dancing to one of their favorite
Juan Luis Guerra songs. No matter what
happens, they’ll always have Juan Luis.
Mariano, un inmigrante sudamericano que
vive en Madrid, se ha comprometido a
enviar dinero para la fiesta de cumpleaños
de su hija. Sin techo ni trabajo y pese a
la extraña relación que los une, Mariano
decide acudir a Julia en busca de ayuda.
Después de que su novia recibe malas
noticias en el hospital, un hombre trata de
consolarla cantando y bailando una de sus
canciones favoritas de Juan Luis Guerra.
Pase lo que pase, siempre les quedará
Juan Luis.
Shown With: Prisoner / Preso
Shown With: Uphill Love / Amor Cuesta
Arriba
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:30 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 6:15 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 4:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:30 PM
NUMBER 2: IF I WERE
MARILYN / NÚMERO DOS: SI
YO FUERA MARILYN
THE SEA WAS CALM / LA
MAR ESTABA SERENA
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 9:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:30 PM
LAST MEMORY
NAMNALA
Spain / 2015 / 9 min.
Directed by Juan Luis Moreno Somé
Genre: Horror / Thriller
English
Spain / 2014 / 15 min.
Directed by Nacho Solana
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
John goes out to find food for Laura but
she becomes hungrier every day. Will John
be able to remind her of who she used to
be before the voracious hunger?
José is an outdated man who owns an
outdated business. His store, a technical
reparation center that made him feel alive
when he was young, is going to close
very soon. On one of his last work days,
José receives a visit from a mysterious
customer.
Clari is going out tonight and she’s on a
mission to hook up with a guy that her
friend decided to stand up. They’ll spend
the night together and he’ll want to see her
again; he could very well be the man of her
dreams. It all seems too good to be true for
Clari not to spoil it.
José es un hombre obsoleto con un
negocio obsoleto. Su local, un servicio
técnico que en el pasado le hizo sentirse
vivo, está a punto de cerrar. En uno de sus
últimos días de trabajo, José recibe la visita
de un cliente misterioso.
Clari saldrá esta noche con un objetivo,
suplantarse en la cita de internet a la que
su amiga le va a dar plantón. Pasarán la
noche juntos y él querrá volver a verla,
tiene todas las atribuciones para que sea el
hombre de su vida. Demasiado bonito para
que Clari no lo estropee.
John sale a buscar comida para Laura pero
ella tiene cada día más hambre. ¿Podrá
John ayudarla a recordar lo que ella era
antes del hambre voraz?
Shown With: The Gunguna / La Gunguna
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 5:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:15 PM
Spain / 2015 / 15 min.
Directed by JC Falcón
Genre: Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Shown With: Broken Backs / Columnas
Quebradas
Shown With: One Night Stand
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6:45 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 7:00 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 8:00 PM
Uruguay / 2015 / 8 min.
Directed by Pablo Schulkin
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Montevideo, 1979. Alejandro is a 5-yearold boy who lives with his aunt Mariana.
Together, they share a ritual: listening
to and recording audio tapes for his
parents, who are currently living abroad.
But a secret underlies the lives of these
characters, innocent victims of someone
else’s war.
Montevideo, 1979. Alejandro es un niño
de 5 años que vive con su tía Mariana.
Juntos, comparten un ritual: escuchar y
grabar cintas de audio para sus padres,
que actualmente viven en el extranjero.
Pero un secreto subyace las vidas de estos
personajes, víctimas inocentes de una
guerra ajena.
Shown With: Neckan, Justice Awaits /
Neckan
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 5:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 8:45 PM
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SHORTS: USA
ALIEN HUNTER
ALMA
BAPTISM / BAUTISMO
BLAST BEAT
USA / 2015 / 15 min.
Directed by David Telles
Genre: Science Fiction
English
USA / 2015 / 13 min.
Directed by Alycya Magaña
Genre: Dark Comedy
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
USA / 2015 / 11 min.
Directed by Rigoberto Gómez-Carmona
Genre: Drama
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
USA / Colombia / 2015 / 17 min.
Directed by Esteban Arango
Genre: Drama
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Skyler Lincoln, a 9 year-old obsessed with outer
space, wants to be an “Alien Hunter” like her dad.
One day, she sneaks off into the desert to hunt
for aliens and encounters Memo, a boy her age
from the other side of the border. Although they
don’t speak the same language, the two children
embark on a journey into the unknown where they
will both learn what it truly means to be human.
“Alma” tells the story of a particular
family reunion in which distinct characters
are forced to confront each other to
resolve their conflicts. Will they be able to
overcome their differences and become a
family again?
One actor plays four characters in this story of
a woman driven to the edge of insanity by her
husband’s refusal to attend a family baptism.
Israel, the patriarch of the family locks himself in
the bathroom the day of the baptism refusing to
have any part in the ritual. Alma, his wife, tries
to convince him to come out, but to no avail.
This situation deeply impacts the family, causing
emotional and mental turmoil for everyone.
Carly, a Colombian metalhead and a new
resident to the American suburbs makes
a bold leap into adulthood to save his
younger brother and the future of his family
when his father is arrested by immigration
officers.
Skyler Lincoln, una niña de nueve años
obsesionada con el espacio sideral, quiere ser
una “cazadora de extraterrestres” como su
padre. Un día, se escapa al desierto para cazar
extraterrestres y se encuentra con Memo, un
niño de su edad del otro lado de la frontera. A
pesar de que no hablan el mismo idioma, los dos
niños se embarcan en un viaje a lo desconocido
y descubren lo que significa ser verdaderamente
humano.
Shown With: Extirpator of Idolatries /
Extirpador de Idolatrías
“Alma” cuenta la historia de una reunión
familiar en la cual distintos personajes
se ven obligados a enfrentarse entre sí
mismo para resolver sus conflictos. ¿Serán
capaces de superar sus diferencias y llegar
a ser una familia de nuevo?
Shown With: Dark Glasses / Espejuelos
Oscuros
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:15 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:00 PM
Un actor interpreta cuatro personajes en esta
historia de una mujer al borde de la locura por la
terquedad de su marido en no querer asistir a un
bautismo familiar. Israel, el jefe de la familia se
encierra con llave en el baño el día del bautismo
y rechaza tomar parte en el ritual. Alma, su
esposa, trata en vano de convencerlo para salir.
Esta situación afecta profundamente a la familia,
causando confusión emocional y mental en
todos ellos.
Shown With: I Swear I’ll Leave This Town /
Prometo um Dia Deixar essa Cidade
Carly, un metalero colombiano y nuevo
residente en los suburbios de los Estados
Unidos da un gran salto hacia la adultez
para salvar a su hermano menor y el futuro
de su familia cuando su padre es detenido
por los agentes de inmigración.
Shown With: The Open Door / La Puerta
Abierta
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 8:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 8:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 8:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 8:00 PM
CLAVE
LUCHADORA
MARTA ROSA
YAINIS [JEY-NEES]
USA / 2015 / 15 min.
Directed by Carmen Corral
Genre: Drama
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
USA / México / 2015 / 12 min.
Directed by River Finlay
Genre: Documentary
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
USA / México / 2015 / 10 min.
Directed by Barbara Cigarroa
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
USA / 2015 / 20 min.
Directed by Alexandra Brown
Genre: Documentary
English & Spanish w/ English Subtitles
An undocumented amateur dancer
competes for the first time in a local LA
salsa dance competition to finally be seen
by the girl of his dreams, the princess
of salsa, but being seen comes with its
consequences.
Luna Mágica, a Lucha Libre wrestling star
in Mexico City, dreams of becoming a world
wrestling champion while fighting to make
ends meet as a single mom. “Luchadora”
shines light into the fascinating sub-culture
of professional female Lucha Libre
Wrestling in Mexico and explores issues of
gender and power through Luna’s “lucha”
both in and out of the ring.
Immediately following the tragic death of
her young child, a rural Mexican woman,
Marta Rosa, must struggle to persevere
through both her own internal grief and the
harsh realities of the world around her.
Yainis Ynoa, a talented and ambitious
first generation Puerto Rican-Dominican
American actress, raised in the Bronx,
takes on the challenges of the New York
City television and indie film industry.
Resilient and determined to help support
her family, she overcomes anxieties and
frustrations to realize her goals with
passion, humor, and technique.
Un bailarín principiante, e indocumentado,
se lanza por primera vez a bailar en un
concurso local de salsa en Los Ángeles.
Aunque su meta era ser visto por la
chica de sus sueños, considerada la
princesa de la salsa, su intención le trae
consecuencias.
Shown With: Our Last Tango / Un Tango
Más
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 5:15 PM
Luna Mágica, una estrella de la lucha
libre en Ciudad de México, sueña con ser
la campeona de la lucha libre femenina
mientras trata de llegar financieramente
a fin de mes siendo madre soltera.
“Luchadora” ilumina la fascinante subcultura de la mujer profesional en la Lucha
Libre en México y explora los temas de
género y poder a través de la “lucha” de
Luna, tanto dentro como fuera del ring.
Después de la trágica muerte de su
pequeña hija, una mujer que vive en una
zona rural de México, Marta Rosa, lucha
para perseverar a través de su propio
dolor y de la dura realidad del mundo que
le rodea.
Shown With: Sergeant Matacho / La
Sargento Matacho
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 8:15 PM
Yainis Ynoa, una talentosa actriz
puertorriqueño-dominicana y americana
de primera generación criada en el Bronx,
se enfrenta con los retos de la industria
televisiva y el cine indie de Nueva York.
Su determinación por ayudar a su familia,
la motivan para vencer sus ansiedades y
frustraciones para realizar su meta con
pasión, humor y técnica.
Shown With: Alias Maria
Shown With: Nanny / Nana
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 3:45 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 7:00 PM
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SHORTS: VENEZUELA
The movie going fun doesn’t end
with the Festival!
THE CHILD / EL NINO
NORMAL
Venezuela / 2015 / 17 min.
Directed by Valeria Valentina Bolívar
Genre: Drama
No Dialogue
Venezuela / 2015 / 17 min.
Directed by Vadim Lasca
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
This is the story about a day in the life of a
mother and her son. A story which evokes
emotions of love, sadness, the immensity
of the universe, the minuteness of human
beings, incomprehension and the hope of
finding a better life.
Fabricio, a Chavista, is stuck at home
during the riots that occurred in Venezuela
in 2014. Alejandra, Fabricio’s ex-girlfriend,
who participates in the street rioting and
supports the opposition party, is pursued by
the National Guard and arrives to his house.
Will they be able to reconcile and deal
with their political differences or will they
separate again, just as they did before?
Esta es la historia de un día en la vida de
una madre y su hijo. Una historia que evoca
emociones de amor, tristeza, la inmensidad
del universo, las pequeñeces de los seres
humanos, la incomprensión y la esperanza
de buscar una vida mejor.
Shown With: The Greatest House in
the World / La Casa Mas Grande del
Mundo
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 3:30 PM
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 6:00 PM
Fabricio, un joven chavista, se encuentra
atrapado en su casa durante las
manifestaciones del 2014 que ocurrieron
en Venezuela. Alejandra, una ex-novia de
Fabricio, opositora y participante en las
protestas en la calle, es perseguida por la
Guardia Nacional y llega a su casa. ¿Serán
capaces de reconciliarse y dejar a un lado
sus diferencias políticas? ¿O se separaran
de nuevo, tal como lo hicieron antes?
Shown With: Viaje
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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 5:45 PM
VERIZON REEL TALENT WINNERS - SHORT FILMS
The Verizon Reel Talent contest took place last fall and accepted short film submissions in 4 categories: musical, action/drama, comedy and
documentary. These are the 4 winners (one within each category). The winning short films are being screened the following dates at the
Chicago Latino Film Festival.
DRAMA
DOCUMENTARY
MUSICAL
COMEDY
BLUE NOTES
UMBILICAL CORD
PUT TO REST
AFTERDATE
USA / Illinois / 2015 / 6 min. Directed by Logan Stone
No Dialogue
USA / Illinois / 2015 / 3 min. Directed by Izik Alequin
English
USA / Nebraska / 2015 / 3 min. Directed by Tim Vogel
English
USA / Illinois / 2015 / 3 min. Directed by Cooper Justus
English
Stanley, a man on his deathbed, relives
the pivotal moments of his life surrounding
his desire to become a musician when he
finds an object from his past on his hospice
bedside table.
A colorful, kaleidoscopic essay film
exploring questions of identity and
genealogy through a series of seemingly
disconnected topics.
In this music video, T-vision (Tim Vogel),
gets arrested for driving under the
influence of alcohol and eventually finds
truth, hope and a new life through religion.
After saying goodnight after their first date,
Thomas pursues a second date while Katie
tries to let him down gently.
Un colorido, cine-ensayo caleidoscópico
que explora cuestiones de identidad y
genealogía a través de una serie de temas
aparentemente desconectados.
En este vídeo musical, T-vision (Tim Vogel),
es detenido por conducir bajo la influencia
de alcohol y finalmente encuentra la
verdad, la esperanza y una nueva vida a
través de la religión.
Stanley, un hombre en su lecho de muerte,
revive los momentos claves de su vida
en torno a su deseo de convertirse en un
músico cuando encuentra un objeto de
su pasado en su mesa de noche en el
hospicio.
Shown with: The Other Barrio
Shown with: Internet Junkie
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 6:15 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:45 PM
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:45 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 5:15 PM
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Shown with: After School
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 5:30 PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 8:15 PM
Después de su primera cita, Thomas
intenta convencer a Katie que le diga sí
a una segunda cita mientras ella intenta
rechazarlo gentilmente.
Shown with: Andrea & Lorenzo
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 3:00 PM
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 6:00 PM
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SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH
MONDAY, APRIL 11TH
3:45 PM Magallanes
Peru / Argentina / Spain / 2015 / 109 min.
Director: Salvador del Solar
6:15 PM Internet Junkie
3:15 PM Burden of Peace / Paz y Paz
Guatemala / Netherlands / 2015 / 77 min.
Directors: Joey Boink, Sander Wirken
Shown with One Hundred Years Older /
Cien Años más Viejo
Colombia / 11 min.
5:30 PM After School
USA / 2013 / 94 min.
Directors: Carlos Melendez, Mauricio
Mendoza
Shown with Put to Rest
USA / 3 min.
5:30 PM Neckan, Justice Awaits / Neckan
Spain / 2015 / 92 min.
Director: Gonzalo Tapia
Shown with The Sea Was Calm / La
Mar Estaba Serena
Uruguay / 8 min.
6:00 PM Thirst / Sed
Ecuador / 2015 / 75 min.
Director: Joe Houlberg
Shown with Sânge
Mexico / 19 min.
8:00 PM I Swear I’ll Leave This Town /
Prometo um Dia Deixar essa Cidade
Brazil / 2014 / 90 min.
Director: Daniel Aragão
Shown with Baptism / Bautismo
USA / 9 min.
6:00 PM Burden of Peace / Paz y Paz
Guatemala / Netherlands / 2015 / 77 min.
Directors: Joey Boink / Sander Wirken
Shown with One Hundred Years Older /
Cien Años más Viejo
Colombia / 11 min.
9:00 PM Rosa Chumbe
Peru / 2015 / 72 min.
Director: Jonatan Relayze
Shown with Marvelous Buns / El
Fondillo Maravilloso
Puerto Rico / Dominican Republic/ 20 min.
Director: Alexander Katzowicz
Shown with Umbilical Cord
USA / 3 min.
Argentina / Mexico / Israel / 2015 / 91 min.
6:45 PM Internet Junkie
7:45 PM Mangore / Mangoré, Por Amor al Arte
Paraguay / 2015 / 93 min.
Director: Luis R. Vera
Shown with Boardwalk Músico /
Malecón Músico
Cuba / Canada / 4 min.
3:30 PM The Other Side of Paradise / O Outro
Lado do Paraiso
Brazil / 2014 / 100 min.
Director: André Ristum
3:45 PM Nanny / Nana
Dominican Republic / 2015 / 70 min.
Director: Tatiana Fernandez Geara
Shown with Yainis [Jey-nees]
USA / 20 min.
8:15 PM After School
USA / 2013 / 94 min.
Directors: Carlos Melendez, Mauricio
Mendoza
Shown with Put to Rest
USA / 3 min.
8:45 PM Deceived
Puerto Rico / USA / 2016 / 92 min.
Director: Carlos Jiménez Flores
8:00 PM I Swear I’ll Leave This Town /
Prometo um Dia Deixar essa Cidade
Brazil / 2014 / 90 min.
Director: Daniel Aragão
Shown with Baptism / Bautismo
USA / 9 min.
Director: Alexander Katzowicz
Shown with Umbilical Cord
USA / 3 min.
Argentina / Mexico / Israel / 2015 / 91 min.
THEATRE 4
THEATRE 3
APRIL 8-21, 2016
THEATER SCHEDULE
8:45 PM The Similars / Los Parecidos
Mexico / 2015 / 89 min.
Director: Isaac Ezban
Shown with Breakfast with Tiffany /
Desayuno con Tiffany
Colombia / 14 min.
6:15 PM Murder in Pacot / Meurtre a Pacot
Haiti / France / Norway / 2014 / 130 min.
Director: Raoul Peck
8:30 PM The Farm / La Granja
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 100 min.
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
5:45 PM Passage of Life / Pasaje de Vida
Argentina / Spain / 2015 / 112 min.
Director: Diego Corsini
8:15 PM Invasion / Invasión
Panama / 2014 / 90 min.
Director: Abner Benaim
Shown with The Mountain / El Embudo
Colombia / 12 min.
6:00 PM Andrea & Lorenzo / Andrea y Lorenzo
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Rolando D’Lugo
Shown with Afterdate
USA / 3 min.
8:30 PM Sealed Cargo / Carga Sellada
Bolivia / 2015 / 107 min.
Director: Julia Vargas
6:45 PM Broken Backs / Columnas Quebradas
Uruguay / 2015 / 77 min.
Director: Mario Handler
Shown with Namnala
Spain / 15 min.
4:15 PM Pearl / Perla
Chile / 2015 / 85 min.
Director: Sergio M. Castilla
Shown with The Good Night / La Noche
Buena
Cuba / USA / 17 min.
7:45 PM Invasion / Invasión
Panama / 2014 / 90 min.
Director: Abner Benaim
Shown with The Mountain / El Embudo
Colombia / 12 min.
8:30 PM The Similars / Los Parecidos
Mexico / 2015 / 89 min.
Director: Isaac Ezban
Shown with Breakfast with Tiffany /
Desayuno con Tiffany
Colombia / 14 min.
3:15 PM Murder in Pacot / Meurtre a Pacot
Haiti / France / Norway / 2014 / 130 min.
Director: Raoul Peck
5:15 PM Pearl / Perla
Chile / 2015 / 85 min.
Director: Sergio M. Castilla
Shown with The Good Night / La Noche
Buena
Cuba / USA / 17 min.
3:00 PM Andrea & Lorenzo / Andrea y Lorenzo
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Rolando D’Lugo
Shown with Afterdate
USA / 3 min.
THEATRE 6
6:00 PM Mangore / Mangoré, Por Amor al Arte
Paraguay / 2015 / 93 min.
Director: Luis R. Vera
Shown with Boardwalk Músico /
Malecón Músico
Cuba / Canada / 4 min.
THEATRE 5
8:45 PM Innocent Killers / Asesinos Inocentes
Spain / 2015 / 95 min.
Director: Gonzalo Bendala
6:30 PM Uphill Love / Amor Cuesta Arriba
Venezuela / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Nelson Núñez
Shown with It All Has Its Time / Todo
Tiene Su Hora
Spain / 5 min.
8:45 PM The Open Door / La Puerta Abierta
Spain / 2015 / 84 min.
Director: Marina Seresesky
Shown with Blast Beat
USA / 17 min.
6:15 PM Lonely Stars / Estrellas Solitarias
Mexico / 2015 / 94 min.
Director: Fernando Urdapilleta
Shown with Gloria
Mexico / 17 min.
4:00 PM Alias Maria
Colombia / Argentina / France / 2015 /
92 min.
Director: José Luis Rugeles Gracia
Shown with Luchadora
USA / Mexico / 12 min.
9:00 PM Innocent Killers / Asesinos Inocentes
Spain / 2015 / 95 min.
Director: Gonzalo Bendala
6:30 PM Illusions S.A. / Ilusiones S.A.
Mexico / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Roberto Girault
4:00 PM Uphill Love / Amor Cuesta Arriba
Venezuela / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Nelson Núñez
Shown with It All Has Its Time / Todo
Tiene Su Hora
Spain / 5 min.
THEATRE 7
All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
AMC River East 21 Theatres
322 E. Illinois St.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH
THURSDAY, APRIL 14TH
FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH
6:15 PM Everybody Leaves / Todos se Van
Cuba / Colombia / 2015 / 107 min.
Director: Sergio Cabrera
8:30 PM Elephant the Horse / Un Caballo
Llamado Elefante
Chile / Mexico / Colombia / 2016/ 80 min.
Director: Andrés Waissbluth
Shown with Barnyard Aces / Los Ases
del Corral
Mexico / 10 min.
6:00 PM Sergeant Matacho / La Sargento
Matacho
Colombia / Mexico / 2015 / 93 min.
Director: William González
Shown with Marta Rosa
USA / Mexico / 10 min.
8:30 PM One Night Stand
USA / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Alonzo Alcaraz
Shown with Number 2: If I Were
Marilyn / Número Dos: Si yo Fuera
Marilyn
Spain / 15 min.
6:45 PM The Other Barrio
USA / 2015 / 91 min.
Director: Dante Betteo
Shown with Blue Notes
USA / 6 min.
9:00 PM Family Games / Juegos de Familia
Spain / 2015 / 94 min.
Director: Belen Macías
6:30 PM Our Last Tango / Un Tango Más
Argentina / Germany / 2015 / 85 min.
Director: German Kral
Shown with Clave
USA / 15 min.
8:45 PM From Afar / Desde Allá
Venezuela / Mexico / 2015 / 93 min.
Director: Lorenzo Vigas
8:45 PM Freaking Actors / Pinches Actores
Mexico / France / 2015 / 119 min.
Directors: Hermanos Dufour
6:15 PM Dark Glasses / Espejuelos Oscuros
Cuba / Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Jessica Rodríguez
Shown with Alma
USA / 13 min.
8:15 PM The Hamsters / Los Hámsters
Mexico / 2014 / 71 min.
Director: Gilberto González Penilla
Shown with Huguito
Argentina / 21 min.
6:00 PM The Oak’s Shadow / La Sombra Del Roble
Chile / 2015 / 72 min.
Director: Nicolas Saldivia
Shown with The Grandfather Song / La
Canción del Abuelo
Mexico / 17 min.
8:45 PM Gelo
Portugal / Spain / 2016 / 105 min.
Directors: Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Luís
Galvão Teles
6:15 PM Passage of Life / Pasaje de Vida
Argentina / Spain / 2015 / 112 min.
Director: Diego Corsini
9:00 PM Magallanes
Peru / Argentina / Spain / 2015 / 109 min.
Director: Salvador del Solar
6:30 PM The Farm / La Granja
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 100 min.
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
9:00 PM Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García
Márquez / Gabo, La Magia de lo Real
Colombia / Spain / 2014 / 88 min.
Director: Justin Webster
Shown with An Untitled Christmas Tale
/ Cuento de Navidad sin Título
Spain / 11 min.
6:45 PM Club Frontera
Mexico / USA / 2016 / 93 min.
Director: Chris Cashman
8:30 PM Viaje
Costa Rica / 2015 / 71 min.
Director: Paz Fábrega
Shown with Normal
Venezuela / 17 min.
7:00 PM The Room of Bones / El Cuarto de
los Huesos
El Salvador / Mexico / 2015 / 60 min.
Director: Marcela Zamora
Shown with White Death / Muerte Blanca
Chile / 17 min.
9:00 PM The Red Earth / La Tierra Roja
Argentina / Belgium / 2015 / 104 min.
Director: Diego Martinez Vignatti
7:00 PM Broken Backs / Columnas Quebradas
Uruguay / 2015 / 77 min.
Director: Mario Handler
Shown with Namnala
Spain / 15 min.
8:15 PM Sealed Cargo / Carga Sellada
Bolivia / 2015 / 107 min.
Director: Julia Vargas
6:45 PM The Room of Bones / El Cuarto de
los Huesos
El Salvador / Mexico / 2015 / 60 min.
Director: Marcela Zamora
Shown with White Death / Muerte
Blanca
Chile / 17 min.
Most directors will be in attendance for the post-screening Q&As.
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org
8:45 PM Neckan, Justice Awaits / Neckan
Spain / 2015 / 92 min.
Director: Gonzalo Tapia
Shown with The Sea Was Calm / La
Mar Estaba Serena
Uruguay / 8 min.
Puerto Rico / Dominican Republic / 20 min.
6:30 PM Rosa Chumbe
Peru / 2015 / 72 min.
Director: Jonatan Relayze
Shown with Marvelous Buns / El
Fondillo Maravilloso
8:30 PM The Other Side of Paradise / O Outro
Lado do Paraiso
Brazil / 2014 / 100 min.
Director: André Ristum
6:15 PM Elephant the Horse / Un Caballo
Llamado Elefante
Chile / Mexico / Colombia / 2016/ 80 min.
Director: Andrés Waissbluth
Shown with Barnyard Aces / Los Ases
del Corral
Mexico / 10 min.
9:00 PM From Afar / Desde Allá
Venezuela / Mexico / 2015 / 93 min.
Director: Lorenzo Vigas
6:45 PM Thirst / Sed
Ecuador / 2015 / 75 min.
Director: Joe Houlberg
Shown with Sânge
Mexico / 19 min.
9:15 PM The Fire / El Incendio
Argentina / 2015 / 95 min.
Director: Juan Schnitman
7:00 PM Nanny / Nana
Dominican Republic / 2015 / 70 min.
Director: Tatiana Fernandez Geara
Shown with Yainis [Jey-nees]
USA / 20 min.
9:15 PM The Evil That Men Do / El Mal que
Hacen los Hombres
Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Ramon Térmens
Shown with Zombies
Argentina / 9 min.
7:00 PM Alma
Chile / 2015 / 98 min.
Director: Diego Rougier
9:00 PM The Seed of Silence / La Semilla del
Silencio
Colombia / 2014 / 105 min.
Director: Felipe Cano Ibáñez
6:30 PM A Wedding in Castañer / Una Boda
en Castañer
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 112 min.
Director: Raúl García
8:15 PM Deceived
Puerto Rico / USA / 2016 / 92 min.
Director: Carlos Jiménez Flores
6:00 PM Alias Maria
Colombia / Argentina / France / 2015 /
92 min.
Director: José Luis Rugeles Gracia
Shown with Luchadora
USA / Mexico / 12 min.
8:30 PM The Open Door / La Puerta Abierta
Spain / 2015 / 84 min.
Director: Marina Seresesky
Shown with Blast Beat
USA / 17 min.
6:00 PM Lonely Stars / Estrellas Solitarias
Mexico / 2015 / 94 min.
Director: Fernando Urdapilleta
Shown with Gloria
Mexico / 17 min.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH
SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH
MONDAY, APRIL 18TH
3:00 PM Everybody Leaves / Todos se Van
Cuba / Colombia / 2015 / 107 min.
Director: Sergio Cabrera
5:30 PM Dad / Pa! Por mis Hijos lo que Sea
Colombia / 2015 / 79 min.
Director: Harold Trompetero
Shown with Castillo & El Armado
Brazil / 13 min.
8:00 PM Karadima’s Forest / En el Bosque de
Karadima
Chile / Argentina / 2015 / 135 min.
Director: Matías Lira
3:00 PM Extirpator of Idolatries / Extirpador
de Idolatrías
Peru / 2014 / 86 min.
Director: Manuel Siles
Shown with Alien Hunter
USA / 15 min.
5:30 PM Freaking Actors / Pinches Actores
Mexico / France / 2015 / 119 min.
Directors: Hermanos Dufour
8:15 PM Sergeant Matacho / La Sargento
Matacho
Colombia / Mexico / 2015 / 93 min.
Director: William González
Shown with Marta Rosa
USA / Mexico / 10 min.
6:00 PM Karadima’s Forest / En el Bosque de
Karadima
Chile / Argentina / 2015 / 135 min.
Director: Matías Lira
9:00 PM Heirs of the Soil / Los del Suelo
Argentina / 2015 / 109 min.
Director: Juan Baldana
5:15 PM The Other Barrio
USA / 2015 / 91 min.
Director: Dante Betteo
Shown with Blue Notes
USA / 6 min.
7:45 PM KM 72
Venezuela / 2015 / 98 min.
Director: Samuel Henríquez
3:15 PM Landfill Harmonic
Paraguay / USA / 2015 / 84 min.
Directors: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
Shown with You are Not Dreaming with
Me / No Estás Soñando Conmigo
Mexico / 14 min.
5:15 PM Our Last Tango / Un Tango Más
Argentina / Germany / 2015 / 85 min.
Director: German Kral
Shown with Clave
USA / 15 min.
7:45 PM Family Games / Juegos de Familia
Spain / 2015 / 94 min.
Director: Belen Macías
6:15 PM 339 Amin Abel Hasbun. Memory of
a Crime / 339 Amin Abel Hasbún.
Memoria de un Crimen
Dominican Republic / 2014 / 98 min.
Director: Etzel Báez
8:30 PM KM 72
Venezuela / 2015 / 98 min.
Director: Samuel Henríquez
THEATRE 4
3:15 PM Landfill Harmonic
Paraguay / USA / 2015 / 84 min.
Directors: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
Shown with You are Not Dreaming with
Me / No Estás Soñando Conmigo
Mexico / 14 min.
THEATRE 3
APRIL 8-21, 2016
THEATER SCHEDULE
8:45 PM Little Book of Love 2 / Pequeno
Dicionário Amoroso 2
Brazil / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Sandra Werneck, Mauro Farias
Shown with I’d Like to Know Why You
Dumped Me / Quiero Saber por qué
me Dejaste
Argentina / 15 min.
6:30 PM Imprisoned / Presos
Costa Rica / 2015 / 98 min.
Director: Esteban Ramírez
8:30 PM The Moving Forest / A Floresta que
se Move
Brazil / 2015 / 99 min.
Director: Vinícius Coimbra
6:00 PM Dark Glasses / Espejuelos Oscuros
Cuba / Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Jessica Rodríguez
Shown with Alma
USA / 13 min.
3:45 PM The Memory of Water / La Memoria
del Agua
Chile / 2015 / 88 min.
Director: Matías Bize
Shown with Children of the River / Os
Meninos do Rio
Portugal / Spain / 14 min.
8:30 PM Little Book of Love 2 / Pequeno
Dicionário Amoroso 2
Brazil / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Sandra Werneck, Mauro Farias
Shown with I’d Like to Know Why You
Dumped Me / Quiero Saber por qué
me Dejaste
Argentina / 15 min.
6:00 PM The Hamsters / Los Hámsters
Mexico / 2014 / 71 min.
Director: Gilberto González Penilla
Shown with Huguito
Argentina / 21 min.
3:45 PM The Oak’s Shadow / La Sombra Del Roble
Chile / 2015 / 72 min.
Director: Nicolas Saldivia
Shown with The Grandfather Song / La
Canción del Abuelo
Mexico / 17 min.
THEATRE 5
8:15 PM The Troublemaker, Behind the Scenes
of the United Nations
Nicaragua / Italy / USA / 2014 / 83 min.
Director: Roberto Salinas
Shown with The Presence of the
Absence / La Presencia de la
Ausencia
Peru / 12 min.
6:00 PM The Greatest House in the World / La
Casa Mas Grande del Mundo
Guatemala / Mexico / 2015 / 74 min.
Directors: Ana V. Bojorquez, Lucia Carreras
Shown with The Child / El Niño
Venezuela / 17 min.
8:45 PM The Red Earth / La Tierra Roja
Argentina / Belgium / 2015 / 104 min.
Director: Diego Martinez Vignatti
6:15 PM Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García
Márquez / Gabo, La Magia de lo Real
Colombia / Spain / 2014 / 88 min.
Director: Justin Webster
Shown with An Untitled Christmas Tale
/ Cuento de Navidad sin Título
Spain / 11 min.
4:00 PM Club Frontera
Mexico / USA / 2016 / 93 min.
Director: Chris Cashman
8:15 PM Land and Shade / La Tierra y la
Sombra
Colombia / 2015 / 97 min.
Director: César Augusto Acevedo
5:45 PM Viaje
Costa Rica / 2015 / 71 min.
Director: Paz Fábrega
Shown with Normal
Venezuela / 17 min.
3:30 PM The Greatest House in the World / La
Casa Mas Grande del Mundo
Guatemala / Mexico / 2015 / 74 min.
Directors: Ana V. Bojorquez, Lucia Carreras
Shown with The Child / El Niño
Venezuela / 17 min.
THEATRE 6
9:15 PM Breathless Time / Tiempo Sin Aire
Colombia / Spain / 2014 / 102 min.
Directors: Samuel Martín Mateos, Andrés
Luque
7:00 PM Autumn Without Berlin / Un Otoño
sin Berlin
Spain / 2015 / 95 min.
Director: Lara Izagirre
8:00 PM Alma
Chile / 2015 / 98 min.
Director: Diego Rougier
5:45 PM The Gunguna / La Gunguna
Dominican Republic / 2015 / 87 min.
Director: Ernesto Alemany
Shown with Last Memory
Spain / 9 min.
3:30 PM Dad / Pa! Por mis Hijos lo que Sea
Colombia / 2015 / 79 min.
Director: Harold Trompetero
Shown with Castillo & El Armado
Brazil / 13 min.
9:00 PM The Evil That Men Do / El Mal que
Hacen los Hombres
Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Ramon Térmens
Shown with Zombies Argentina / 9 min.
6:30 PM A Wedding in Castañer / Una Boda
en Castañer
Puerto Rico / 2015 / 112 min.
Director: Raúl García
4:30 PM The Violin Teacher / Heliopolis
Brazil / 2015 / 100 min.
Director: Sérgio Machado
THEATRE 7
All films are presented in their original language with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.
AMC River East 21 Theatres
322 E. Illinois St.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19TH
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH
THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST
6:30 PM Gelo
Portugal / Spain / 2016 / 105 min.
Directors: Gonçalo Galvão Teles, Luís
Galvão Teles
8:45 PM TBA
6:30 PM Broken / Rotas
Spain / 2015 / 75 min.
Director: Luis Lorente
Shown with 3000
Puerto Rico / 24 min.
9:00 PM Heirs of the Soil / Los del Suelo
Argentina / 2015 / 109 min.
Director: Juan Baldana
6:00 PM Broken / Rotas
Spain / 2015 / 75 min.
Director: Luis Lorente
Shown with 3000
Puerto Rico / 24 min.
8:30 PM Freaking Actors / Pinches Actores
Mexico / France / 2015 / 119 min.
Directors: Hermanos Dufour
6:45 PM The Fire / El Incendio
Argentina / 2015 / 95 min.
Director: Juan Schnitman
8:30 PM 339 Amin Abel Hasbun. Memory of
a Crime / 339 Amin Abel Hasbún.
Memoria de un Crimen
Dominican Republic / 2014 / 98 min.
Director: Etzel Báez
6:45 PM NN
Peru / Colombia / France / Germany /
2014 / 90 min.
Director: Héctor Gálvez
Shown with Stay with me a Little
Longer / Un ratito más. Entonces ayer
Mexico / 14 min.
8:30 PM A Secret in the Box / Un Secreto en
la Caja
Ecuador / 2015 / 71 min.
Director: Javier Izquierdo
Shown with Interior
Paraguay / 10 min.
6:15 PM Prisoner / Preso
Uruguay / 2016 / 86 min.
Director: Ana Tipa
Shown with Borrowed Love / El Amor
Ajeno
Spain / Peru / 13 min.
8:15 PM Land and Shade / La Tierra y la
Sombra
Colombia / 2015 / 97 min.
Director: César Augusto Acevedo
6:00 PM The Troublemaker, Behind the Scenes
of the United Nations
Nicaragua / Italy / USA / 2014 / 83 min.
Director: Roberto Salinas
Shown with The Presence of the
Absence / La Presencia de la Ausencia
Peru / 12 min.
9:00 PM A Secret in the Box / Un Secreto en
la Caja
Ecuador / 2015 / 71 min.
Director: Javier Izquierdo
Shown with Interior
Paraguay / 10 min.
6:30 PM Prisoner / Preso
Uruguay / 2016 / 86 min.
Director: Ana Tipa
Shown with Borrowed Love / El Amor
Ajeno
Spain / Peru / 13 min.
Most directors will be in attendance for the post-screening Q&As.
ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.org
8:45 PM The Memory of Water / La Memoria
del Agua
Chile / 2015 / 88 min.
Director: Matías Bize
Shown with Children of the River / Os
Meninos do Rio
Portugal / Spain / 14 min.
6:15 PM Imprisoned / Presos
Costa Rica / 2015 / 98 min.
Director: Esteban Ramírez
8:30 PM The Moving Forest / A Floresta que
se Move
Brazil / 2015 / 99 min.
Director: Vinícius Coimbra
8:00 PM One Night Stand
USA / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Alonzo Alcaraz
Shown with Number 2: If I Were
Marilyn / Número Dos: Si yo Fuera
Marilyn
Spain / 15 min.
8:45 PM NN
Peru / Colombia / France / Germany /
2014 / 90 min.
Director: Héctor Gálvez
Shown with Stay with me a Little
Longer / Un ratito más. Entonces ayer
Mexico / 14 min.
6:00 PM Extirpator of Idolatries / Extirpador
de Idolatrías
Peru / 2014 / 86 min.
Director: Manuel Siles
Shown with Alien Hunter
USA / 15 min.
6:00 PM In the Game / En el Juego
USA / 2015 / 78 min.
Director: Maria Finitzo
6:45 PM The Seed of Silence / La Semilla del
Silencio
Colombia / 2014 / 105 min.
Director: Felipe Cano Ibáñez
9:00 PM The Evil That Men Do / El Mal que
Hacen los Hombres
Spain / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Ramon Térmens
7:00 PM Illusions S.A. / Ilusiones S.A.
Mexico / 2015 / 90 min.
Director: Roberto Girault
9:00 PM Autumn Without Berlin / Un Otoño
sin Berlin
Spain / 2015 / 95 min.
Director: Lara Izagirre
7:00 PM Breathless Time / Tiempo Sin Aire
Colombia / Spain / 2014 / 102 min.
Directors: Samuel Martín Mateos, Andrés
Luque
8:15 PM The Gunguna / La Gunguna
Dominican Republic / 2015 / 87 min.
Director: Ernesto Alemany
Shown with Last Memory
Spain / 9 min.
6:15 PM The Violin Teacher / Heliopolis
Brazil / 2015 / 100 min.
Director: Sérgio Machado
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