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Chicago Film Festival Celebrates Cinema of the Americas

Published: October 7, 2015  |  Filed under: Festival News

The 51st Chicago International Film Festival, Oct. 15-29, celebrates the innovative, vibrant and very powerful visions and stories produced by Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean filmmakers in our annual “Cinema of the Americas” program. This year, the program features 25 films from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay and includes nine U.S. premieres.

Highlights include the Chicago premiere of “The 33,”the heroic story of the 33 Chilean miners buried alive by the collapse of a century gold mine, starring Antonio Banderas; two films featuring the great Mexican actor Damian Alcazar: “Magallanes” and “The Thin Yellow Line”; Mexico’s Official Selection for next year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, “600 Miles” starring Tim Roth; “Paulina”, directed by Santiago Mitre and winner of the Critics’ Week top prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival;  and Pablo Larrain’s “The Club,” winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival and which tackles the still controversial subject sexual abuse by Catholic priests.”

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