Chicago Latino Film Festival

Event Series Blanquita

Blanquita

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Inspired by real events, Chile’s official selection for the Academy Award for Best International Feature centers on Blanquita, an 18-year-old single mother who, encouraged by Manuel (Alejandro Goic), the priest who runs the foster home she lives in, becomes a key witness in the case against a child prostitution and pedophilia network run by a well-known businessman. Includes Short Film Baby (Colombia).

Event Series La Jauría

La Jauría

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize in the Cannes Film Festival and nominated to a Goya for Best Iberoamerican Film, Ramírez Pulido’s feature debut begins with a murder: best friends Eliú and Mono have killed a man they mistake for Eliú’s father. Eliú is sent to an experimental institution deep in the heart of Colombia’s tropical forests, where he performs manual labor and endures group therapy under the watchful eye of guard Godoy. Includes Short Film - One Way Journey (Dominican Republic).

Event Series Octopus Skin

Octopus Skin

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Ana Cristina Barragán’s sensuous and enigmatic follow-up to her critically acclaimed "Alba," focuses on 17-year-old twins Iris and Ariel who live a semi-idyllic life on an island with their older sister and mother. Isolated from the mainland, their mother’s sudden departure creates a rift between the three siblings. Iris leaves for the city in search for the truth behind her mother’s decision to keep them apart from that world.

Event Series A Male

A Male

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Carlos lives in a youth shelter in the center of Bogotá, a refuge from the harsh life and violence that hounds him. He longs to spend Christmas day with his mother and sister even if it means that he will have to abide by the law of the strongest when his manhood is challenged. Hernández’s feature debut is the story of a vulnerable young man who must find his own way in a toxic world.

Event Series I Have Electric Dreams

I Have Electric Dreams

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Winner of the Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor Award at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Horizon Awards at San Sebastian, Valentina Maurel’s feature debut focuses on Eva, a strong-willed and restless 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother, her younger sister and their cat, who desperately wants to move in with her estranged father. Clinging onto him as he goes through a second adolescence, she balances between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life and the ruthlessness of the adult world.

Event Series A Place Called Dignity

A Place Called Dignity

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Colonia Dignidad, the isolated German colony at the heart of Pinochet’s torture machine and multiple accusations of sexual and child abuse, has been the subject of several films and even a Netflix documentary mini-series. Rojas Valencia’s tells the story from the point of view of 12-year-old Pablo who has received a scholarship to attend the colony’s school. As one of “Uncle” Paul’s favorites, he becomes an eyewitness to the terrifying actions of its leader.

Event Series La Jauría

La Jauría

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize in the Cannes Film Festival and nominated to a Goya for Best Iberoamerican Film, Ramírez Pulido’s feature debut begins with a murder: best friends Eliú and Mono have killed a man they mistake for Eliú’s father. Eliú is sent to an experimental institution deep in the heart of Colombia’s tropical forests, where he performs manual labor and endures group therapy under the watchful eye of guard Godoy. Includes Short Film - One Way Journey (Dominican Republic).

Event Series A Place Called Dignity

A Place Called Dignity

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Colonia Dignidad, the isolated German colony at the heart of Pinochet’s torture machine and multiple accusations of sexual and child abuse, has been the subject of several films and even a Netflix documentary mini-series. Rojas Valencia’s tells the story from the point of view of 12-year-old Pablo who has received a scholarship to attend the colony’s school. As one of “Uncle” Paul’s favorites, he becomes an eyewitness to the terrifying actions of its leader.

Event Series Octopus Skin

Octopus Skin

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Ana Cristina Barragán’s sensuous and enigmatic follow-up to her critically acclaimed "Alba," focuses on 17-year-old twins Iris and Ariel who live a semi-idyllic life on an island with their older sister and mother. Isolated from the mainland, their mother’s sudden departure creates a rift between the three siblings. Iris leaves for the city in search for the truth behind her mother’s decision to keep them apart from that world.

Event Series I Have Electric Dreams

I Have Electric Dreams

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Winner of the Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor Award at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Horizon Awards at San Sebastian, Valentina Maurel’s feature debut focuses on Eva, a strong-willed and restless 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother, her younger sister and their cat, who desperately wants to move in with her estranged father. Clinging onto him as he goes through a second adolescence, she balances between the tenderness and sensitivity of teenage life and the ruthlessness of the adult world.

Event Series A Male

A Male

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Carlos lives in a youth shelter in the center of Bogotá, a refuge from the harsh life and violence that hounds him. He longs to spend Christmas day with his mother and sister even if it means that he will have to abide by the law of the strongest when his manhood is challenged. Hernández’s feature debut is the story of a vulnerable young man who must find his own way in a toxic world.

Event Series Blanquita

Blanquita

Landmark's Century Centre Cinema 2828 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Inspired by real events, Chile’s official selection for the Academy Award for Best International Feature centers on Blanquita, an 18-year-old single mother who, encouraged by Manuel (Alejandro Goic), the priest who runs the foster home she lives in, becomes a key witness in the case against a child prostitution and pedophilia network run by a well-known businessman. Includes Short Film Baby (Colombia).

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