OPENING NIGHT GALA

Noche Cubana

YULI

Cuba / Spain / United Kingdom / Germany / 2018 / 104 min.
Directed by Icíar Bollaín

English and Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Drama

THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM | PROGRAM: 6:00 PM
AMC River East 21 • 322 E. Illinois St.

RECEPTION: FOLLOWING THE SCREENING AT
Chez
247 E. Ontario St.
Cocktail attire strongly recommended.

TICKETS: $60 | ILCC Member $50 (Includes film, food & drinks)

Spanish director Icíar Bollaín (“Even the Rain”) and her partner Paul Laverty (Ken Loach’s longtime collaborator) try something completely different with this adaptation of acclaimed Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta’s autobiography. Yuli, the nickname given to Acosta by his father Pedro, runs wild in the streets of Havana where he participates in dance-offs with other kids. Recognizing Yuli’s natural talent, Pedro forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School. Yuli is reluctant at first, but is eventually seduced by this world. Seventeen years later, he would become the first black artist to dance the role of Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London. Combining a straightforward narrative with scenes where Acosta is seen working with his company on choreographies based on his life, “Yuli” is a moving fusion of dance, words and images.

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PARKING
Discounted parking available at River East Parking Garage (lower level of theater, 322 E. Illinois St.). $20 for up to 8 hours. Discount parking voucher available at CLFF Information Table at theatre.

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SECOND SCREENING

March, 30 2019 7:00 pm

AMC River East 21

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CLOSING NIGHT GALA

Celebrating Colombia

EL REALITY

Colombia / 2018 / 104 min.
Directed by Rodrigo Triana

Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Comedy

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH

DOORS OPEN: 5:30 PM | PROGRAM: 6:00 PM
AMC River East 21 • 322 E. Illinois St.

RECEPTION: FOLLOWING THE SCREENING AT
Chez
247 E. Ontario St.
Cocktail attire strongly recommended.

TICKETS: $60 | ILCC Member $50 (Includes film, food & drinks)

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Rodrigo Triana, winner of the 23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award in 2007 for his comedy “A Ton of Luck” returns with this hilarious satire of such reality talent shows as “The Voice” and “American Idol.” Born with a silver spoon, Camilo discovers his passion for singing and pop music while studying abroad. It will be hard to convince his family that he wants to pursue a career in the music industry, though. So, he and a friend concoct a scheme: in order to audition in Colombia’s most popular talent reality show, Camilo will pretend to be blind and poor and hire a humble and charming family to pass off as his own family. But life is not a reality show.

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PARKING
Discounted parking available at River East Parking Garage (lower level of theater, 322 E. Illinois St.). $20 for up to 8 hours. Discount parking voucher available at CLFF Information Table at theatre.

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Pro Ecuador & The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago present a special screening of

THE LONGEST NIGHT /
LA MALA NOCHE

The Longest Night / La mala noche

THE LONGEST NIGHT /
LA MALA NOCHE

Ecuador / Mexico / 2018 / 95 min.
Directed by Gabriela Calvache
Genre: Drama
Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Dana, a beautiful woman, turns to prostitution against her will. She must surrender her income to the leader of a human trafficking ring, but her daughter’s illness and a drug addiction prevent her from delivering her usual share. Dana decides to take matters into her own hands when she meets a young girl that might end up just like her. Gabriela Calvache’s uncompromising feature debut throws a harsh spotlight on the sexual abuse and exploitation of women and children across Latin America.

Dana, una mujer hermosa, se vuelve prostituta en contra de su voluntad. Ella debe entregar sus ingresos al líder de una red de tráfico de personas, pero la enfermedad de su hija y la adicción a las drogas le impiden entregar su parte habitual. Dana decide tomar cartas en el asunto cuando conoce a una niña que podría terminar igual que ella. Gabriela Calvache presenta un duro retrato sobre el abuso sexual y la explotación de mujeres y niños en toda América Latina.

MONDAY, APRIL 1ST

Reception: 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Film: 7:00 PM
Ecuadorian culinary treats & beverages will be served

INSTITUTO CERVANTES
31 W Ohio St.

Parking adjacent to Instituto Cervantes / $12 with validation

Tickets: $20
ILCC & Instituto Cervantes Members:
$15

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PUERTO RICO Y CUBA SON DE UN PÁJARO…

The Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago celebrate Puerto Rico and Cuba with two special screenings. These screenings are part of the SRBCC series: Bello Amanecer.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH
7:30 PM

Filiberto

FILIBERTO

Puerto Rico / Venezuela – 75 min.
Directed by Freddie Marrero Alfonso
Genre: Documentary

Shown with the short film:
PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING! / ¡EVITA QUE PASE!
Puerto Rico – 7 min.
Director: Joserro Emmanuelli
Genre: Drama

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SEGUNDO RUIZ BELVIS CULTURAL CENTER
4046 W Armitage Ave.

Tickets: $10

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH
7:30 PM

Havana, from on High

HAVANA FROM ON HIGH

Cuba / Canada / Venezuela / Spain – 80 min.
Directed by Pedro Ruiz
Genre: Documentary

Shown with the short film:
WE’RE GOING TO PARIS / NOS VAMOS PA’ PARÍS
Puerto Rico – 9 min.
Directed by David Norris
Genre: Comedy

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SEGUNDO RUIZ BELVIS CULTURAL CENTER
4046 W Armitage Ave.

Tickets: $10

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