A series of outdoor screenings. Some of the Chicago Latino Film Festival hits will be screened at different parks in the city. Rain or shine, these free admission screenings will start at dusk (approximately 8:30 PM). A couple highlights:
Gabo, La Magia De Lo Real (Gabo: The Creation Of Gabriel García Márquez), Colombia 2014
Justin Webster’s extraordinary documentary about one of Latin America’s most beloved and influential writers and thinkers is a must-see for lovers of literature and film. Through archival footage, interviews with writers, political leaders, relatives, and men and women on the streets, and the words of García Márquez himself, Webster thoroughly follows the artistic, political and personal evolution of this law-school dropout and political journalist who won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Sin Hijos (No Kids), Argentina 2015
The third highest grossing Argentinian film of 2015, this delightfully energetic comedy from Ariel Winograd (“My First Wedding,” “To Fool a Thief”) centers on Gabriel (Diego Peretti) a divorced father who dotes on his 9-year-old daughter Sofía (Guadalupe Manent, who steals the movie in her big screen debut). Their relationship is disrupted when he falls in love with the child-hating Vicky (Maribel Verdú, “Y Tu Mamá También”), forcing Gabriel to jump through hoops to conceal his daughter.
Chicago: Wednesdays, June 22 - August 10. Click here for full schedule.