Reel Film Club: The Wingwalker

The Wingwalker (2023)

Directed by Alonso Álvarez-Barreda

English and Spanish w/English subtitles Genre: Drama

After a sold out run at the 40th Chicago Latino Film Festival, chicago audiences will get another chance to watch this recently premiered film at the Reel Film Club. If you missed it at the 40th CLFF, then here is your chance to catch an encore showing next May 28th, 2024 at the Instituto Cervantes.

Post screening Executive Producer, Actor and co-screen writer Max Arciniega will be present at this event.

A food and drink reception prior will also be available.

The Wingwalker - Official Selection of the 40th Chicago Latino Film Festival

Starring Mexican actor and comedian Omar Chaparro and Teatro Vista Ensemble member Max Arciniega (who also co-wrote and co-executive produced the film), “The Wingwalker” is the story of Julian, a father and widower whose life takes an unexpected turn when a misdemeanor lands him in jail and he is eventually deported to Mexico. Julian’s nine-year-old daughter, Sofia, who has been diagnosed with a terminal heart disease and is scheduled for a heart transplant in two weeks, is left in the care of her irresponsible uncle, Nick. Knowing the possibility of never seeing his daughter alive again is real, Julian fights to go back by any means necessary. In the process, he comes face to face with the harsh realities faced by many migrants who make their way to the U.S. border. “The Wingwalker” is a moving, suspenseful, sometimes terrifying exploration of one of the most urgent issues facing this country today.

Chicago Latino Film Festival Official Podcast – Episode 2: The Wingwalker and Opening Night.
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Reel Film Club: The Wingwalker
$20 (ILCC Members, $15)

Event includes a pre-screening reception at 6 pm catered by Quiroga College and a post-screening conversation with actor/co-writer/co-executive producer Max Arciniega.

This presentation is collaboration of The International Latino Cultural Center and the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago.

$10 Validated Parking is available at the 33 W. Ontario Garage, enter garage on Ohio Street directly across from the Instituto Cervantes located at 31 W. Ohio Street, Chicago. Request Validation at the Front Desk of Instituto Cervantes.

Instituto Cervantes is a wheelchair accessible venue.

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