Always features a selection of Latino films. Here's one highlight from this year:
Esteros, Argentina/Brazil 2016
Matias and Jeronimo, who spent summers together as young adolescents in the Argentine wetlands of Esteros, were separated by a family move to Brazil just as their close friendship was blossoming into mutual attraction. When the two meet up again as adults, Matias has a girlfriend and is engaged to be married and Jeronimo is confident as an out gay man. The chemistry between the men is palpable and Matias begins to question his commitment to his girlfriend. When the old friends take a side trip back to Esteros without Matias’s fiancé, nostalgia for the past isn’t the only emotion that arises between the men. Will the one-time almost lovers grab hold of a second chance at love? Papu Corutto’s relationship drama is steeped in eroticism and ruminates on the enduring power of first love.
Chicago: Sept. 22 - 29. Full details on their website.