The 37th annual Chicago Latino Film Festival continues this week through the 18th of April and this week features the Rita Moreno documentary.
Tune in for an exclusive interview with director Lázaro Ramos and actress Taís Araújo on Facebook Live: Tuesday, April 13th, 5pm CST
Rio de Janeiro, the near future: Brazil’s populist authoritarian government has issued an executive order that sends all of its Black citizens to Africa in response to their demands for reparations. Trapped in their apartment, their electricity and water cut, civil rights lawyer Antonio (Alfred Enoch, best known as Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films) and his cousin, the rebellious, loudmouth blogger André (Seu Jorge) turn into a symbol of resistance thanks to a viral video, while Capitu (Tais Araujo, from the soap opera “Xica da Silva”) finds refuge underground as she tries to make her way back to Antonio. A brutal, unsparing critique of white privilege and racism, Lázaro Ramos’ feature directorial debut is also an exhilarating celebration of Afro-Brazilian identity and resilience.
From Colombia to Honduras, Spain to Portugal, all films are shown in their original language with English Subtitles.
To see the entire selection of films, visit: chicagolatinofilmfestival.org