A Conversation with Latin American Film Directors

On Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4 pm at the Logan Center for the Arts, Screening room, 201.
Address: 915 E 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois  60637
Cost: Free and open to the public

For the first time since the inception of the Chicago Latino Film Festival, the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies will be hosting a panel discussion and film excerpt screening with a select group of Latin American directors whose films are featured during this year’s festival.

At this event the directors will discuss their featured CLFF films and show excerpts. A reception will follow. Panel Filmmakers and films include:

  • 3 Millones –  Jaime Roos y Yamandú Roos – Uruguay
  • The Wild Ones –  Patricia Ferreira – Spain
  • 7 Boxes – Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori – Paraguay
  • Upside Down –  Alejandro García Wiedemann – Venezuela
  • Sanandresito –  Alessandro Angulo – Colombia
  • Dust –  Julio Hernández Cordón – Guatemala

Visa al Paraíso Screening and Discussion

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6 pm at the Harper Memorial Library, room 130.
Address: 1116 E 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois  60637
Cost: Free and open to the public

On Thursday, The University of Chicago Katz Center for Mexican Studies will screen Visa al Paraíso. Visa al Paraíso documents the extraordinary humanitarian work of Gilberto Bosques during this time as Mexico’s General Consul in France from 1939-1942. During this time, Bosques single handedly saved the lives of thousands of Jewish and Spanish Republicans who were being persecuted by Nazi and Fascist forces. The Katz Center owes a great part of its existence to the rescue work of Bosques and others like him.

The film will be followed by a discussion with the documentary’s director, Lillian Liberman Shkolnikoff, and Professors Dain Borges and Susan Gzesh. A reception will follow.

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