FREE FILM SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 20, 2019

YOUTH IN LATIN AMERICA

While you wait for the 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival (March 28 – April 11 ) watch six films for free at the Chicago Cultural Center! The selected films are from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil and depict the adventures, challenges and joyful moments of youth in Latin America. The young protagonists of these films find themselves in difficult and sometimes dangerous situations because of family conflicts and political unrest in their respective countries. Viewers will follow their personal journeys to realize that despite growing up in a complicated political climate and unconventional family, these children still experience moments of joy and laughter.

Free admission on a first-come, first served basis and limited to theater capacity.

LOCATION:
Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E. Randolph St.

The Colors of the Mountain / Los Colores de la Montaña

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
6:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E Randolph Street
Free admission on a first come, first served basis and limited to theater capacity.

Genre: Drama
From: Colombia (2010) 
Directed by Carlos César Arbeláez
Duration: 88 min
Spanish w/ English Subtitles

Living in the mountainous landscape of Colombia, Manuel, a boy whose sole concern in life is fútbol, meets daily at a communal soccer field with his friends. Until one day his life and the reality around him merge when a land mine is triggered steps away. Temporarily banned from the field, Manuel and his friends return their attention to school, where the new schoolteacher is attempting to instill hope in her students, inciting them to find their creativity.

Viviendo en el montañoso y exuberante paisaje de Colombia, Manuel es un niño cuya única preocupación en la vida es el fútbol y cuando lo puede jugar. Él y sus amigos se encuentran diariamente en el campo de fútbol, hasta que un día, su vida cambia cuando una mina explota cerca de la cancha. Les prohíben jugar allí, Manuel y sus amigos regresan al escuela, donde la nueva maestra intenta inspirar a sus alumnos, ayudándolos con clases de arte.

Presented by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events & The Chicago Film Office.

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

Cinnamon / Canela (Mexico)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

The Prize / El Premio (Argentina /Mexico)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

The Bad Intentions / Las Malas Intenciones (Peru)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

The Boy and the World / O Menino E O Mundo (Brazil)