A touring mini-festival showcasing the next Mexican movies from the 2016 edition of Hola Mexico. A couple highlights:
Sopladora De Hojas (Leaf Blower)
Lucas, Emilio and Rubén are three friends united in a special quest: to find a set of lost keys in a pile of dead leaves. What appears to be a simple task will turn into a profound journey that forces the teenagers to confront their fears: of letting go of the past, of facing embarrassing truths, of taking risks… Of growing up. This afternoon, as trivial as it may sound, could change the course of their lives. Or maybe not.
Los Parecidos (The Similars)
In the rainy darkness of the early morning hours of October 2, 1968, eight people are waiting in a remote bus station in the middle of nowhere for the bus heading to Mexico City. They’ll soon find themselves experiencing a strange phenomenon.
Chicago: Oct. 7 - Nov. 2 at Siskel Film Center.