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The Dragon Defense
(La defensa del dragón)

  •   Natalia Santa
  •   Colombia

A former chess champion, a homeopath, and a watchmaker – old friends Samuel, Marcos, and Joaquin seem to belong to another era. Routine days find them on well-worn paths from work to the cafes and casinos of Bogotá and home. As the stresses of life pile up, the three wonder if they will ever take a risk again. Lighthearted charm and affecting pathos permeate this bittersweet slice-of-life drama about facing failure and turning over a new leaf.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

  •   79 minutes
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, 2nd Fl
Chicago, 60602 United States



Advance tickets are no longer available. Please pick up a Rush Card when doors open (5:45pm) to reserve your place for a last minute ticket. Open seats will be made available to Rush Card holders 15 minutes prior to showtime on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is not guaranteed.


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