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).


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

Sand Eyes | Ojos de arena 

Date: Tuesday, August 30th, at 6pm

Place: Instituto Cervantes (31 West Ohio Street)

Parking: 33 W Ontario ($10 with validation)

Directed by Alejandra Marino | Argentina | 2020
Drama | Spanish w/ English Subtitles | 93 min

Carla, a forensic psychologist, and her husband Gustavo have been separated ever since their son was kidnapped a year ago. When Gustavo stumbles upon a photo on Facebook of a girl that went missing two days after her son, he convinces Carla to meet Horacio and Inés, the girl’s parents. They also meet a psychic who is looking for her missing granddaughter and believes that Horacio is hiding something. What starts as a heart-wrenching psychological drama turns into a powerful, unnerving thriller, the tonal shifts masterfully handled by Alejandra Merino without losing sight of her story’s emotional heart.

Carla, una psicóloga forense, y su esposo Gustavo viven separados desde que su hijo fuera secuestrado hace un año. Cuando Gustavo encuentra una foto en Facebook de una niña que desapareció dos días después de su hijo, él convence a Carla para ir a ver a Horacio e Inés, los padres de la niña. También conocen a una psíquica que está buscando a su nieta desaparecida y quien cree que Horacio oculta algo. Lo que comienza como un desgarrador drama psicológico se transforma en un poderoso y desconcertante thriller, los cambios tonales manejados con maestría por Alejandra Merino sin nunca perder de vista el corazón emocional de su historia.


General Admission $20

ILCC Members $15