FREE FILM SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 19, 2020

COMEDY FILM SERIES 

While you wait for the 36th Chicago Latino Film Festival (April 16 – 30, 2020) watch these six films for free at the Chicago Cultural Center! The films selected are from Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and Chile and depict the wit of Latinos. The protagonist of these films finds themselves in adventures and sometimes misfortunate situations leaving joyful moments in the lives of the audience. The portrayal of family dynamics, the hardships of love, loss, or an identity crisis in the films showcase that laughter is always the best medicine.

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.

My Mexican Shivah / Morirse está en hebreo

WEDNESDAY, January 22nd
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: Comedy
From: Mexico / 2006
Directed by Alejandro Springall
Duration: 98 min
Spanish & Hebrew w/ English Subtitles

According to Jewish belief, from the moment a person is born, he or she is accompanied by two angels: an angel of light and an angel of darkness. With the passing of grandfather Moishe, his family and friends gather in Mexico city to sit shivah, the 7-day Jewish mourning ritual. During this time, aspects of the family’s Jewish-Mexican identity become evident.

De acuerdo con la tradición judía, cada persona, desde que nace, es acompañada por dos clases de ángeles: los de la luz y los de las tinieblas. Tras la muerte súbita del abuelo Moishe, familia y amigos se encierran durante siete días para cumplir con el rito judío de duelo: la shivá. Durante ese tiempo se ponen de manifiesto los aspectos que forman la identidadjudeo-mexicana de la familia.

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.

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FEBRUARY 19TH