THE REEL FILM CLUB

The series meets every last Tuesday of the month from May through November and features the most popular films from past Film Festivals. The event opens with a networking reception followed by the film presentation and concludes with a discussion. Each presentation highlights a specific country and takes place at Instituto Cervantes (31 W Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60654).

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All the information regarding The Reel Film Club on October 31st below

The Journey | La travesía

Date: Tuesday, June 28th, at 6pm

Place: Instituto Cervantes (31 West Ohio Street)

Parking: 33 W Ontario ($10 with validation)

Directed by Noé Valladares | El Salvador | 2019
Drama | Spanish w/ English Subtitles | 93 min

Separated from her husband and daughter at a police checkpoint, 29-year-old Edith arrives at a shelter near the Mexico/Guatemala border. There she meets Leonel, a 30-year-old Nicaraguan who wants to cross the border to meet his wife, and Kevin, an 11-year-old abandoned by the coyotes. Rumors abound in this shelter, as well as the dreams and aspirations of the dozens of its temporary residents. But danger also lurks around every corner. Based on the testimonies of dozens of migrants collected by Valladares and his research team, “The Journey” is a snapshot of the increasingly difficult situation Central American migrants face when leaving their countries in search of a better life.

Separada de su esposo e hija en un puesto de control policial, Edith, de 29 años, llega a un refugio cerca de la frontera entre México y Guatemala. Allí conoce a Leonel, un nicaragüense de 30 años que quiere cruzar la frontera para encontrarse con su esposa, y a Kevin, un niño de 11 años abandonado por los coyotes. En este refugio abundan los rumores, así como los sueños y aspiraciones de decenas de sus residentes temporales. Pero el peligro también acecha en cada esquina. Basado en los testimonios de decenas de migrantes recogidos por Valladares y su equipo de investigación, “La travesía” es una instantánea de la situación cada vez más difícil que enfrentan los migrantes centroamericanos al salir de sus países en busca de una vida mejor.

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