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.

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

Heart of Lion / Corazón de león

WEDNESDAY, February 12th

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: Argentina / 2013
Directed by Marcos Carnevale
Duration: 108 min
Spanish w/ English Subtitles

From the director of the Chicago Latino Film Festival’s 2011 Audience Choice Award winner “Anita,” comes this touching, romantic comedy that celebrates our inner beauty. Long divorced from her law firm partner, tall and beautiful Ivana receives a call from architect Leon Godoy (Guillermo Francella), who has found her ex-husband’s lost cell phone; she falls in love with his voice and agrees to meet with him. But, much to her surprise, Leon is short…really short…he is only four and a half feet tall. She soon learns that height is not a barrier when it comes to love.

Del director de “Anita, “ ganadora de Premio del Público del 27 Festival de Cine Latino de Chicago, nos llega esta acogedora y romántica comedia que celebra nuestra belleza interior. DIvorciada de su socio en su firma de abogados, la bella y alta Ivana recibe una llamada del arquitecto León Godoy (Guillermo Francella) para informarle que halló el celular extraviado de su Ivana acepta encontrarse con él para recoger el celular. Tremenda sorpresa se lleva al descubrir que León no le llega a la cintura. Pronto descubrirá que la altura es lo de menos cuando se trata del amor.

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.