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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Romero CastaƱo, Sergio

Ernesto Kely Takes Off Ernesto Kely Takes Off

"Do you see a connection with Pollock?" asks aspiring artist Ernesto Kely. In this story of success and creation, Kely is about to take off… and it's gonna hurt.

Ernesto Kely Takes Off will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 4: Escape and Rebellion: Information & Show Times

Spanish with English Subtitles, 14 minutes

Ross, Heather

Girls on the Wall Girls on the Wall

In this affecting documentary, the girls of the Warrenville, Illinois prison are given a chance to tell their stories in a musical based on their lives. To do this, they must reach within themselves and reflect on the life choices they have made. With unprecedented access to the juvenile prison, director Heather Ross skillfully traces these young women's attempts to reclaim their humanity and ultimately their freedom.

61 minutes

Rulfo, Juan Carlos

Those Who Remain Those Who Remain

This intimate documentary depicts the impact immigration has had on the families who have watched brothers, sons, and fathers leave Mexico in order to support their families. A film about nostalgia and longing for those who have left, Those Who Remain gently presents the gorgeous landscape of Mexico's ranchland and the quiet life of its inhabitants, those who have remained.

Spanish with subtitles, 96 minutes

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