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Electrophilia Los Impactados

  Lucía Puenzo

  Argentina      2023    

Synopsis

After surviving a lightning strike during a terrifying countryside storm, Ada is reeling. As she recovers physically from the blast, a series of strange visual and auditory hallucinations begin to plague her. Searching for answers, she joins a support group for lighting strike survivors led by a charismatic, controversial doctor. Will his unconventional methods lead to a cure?

 Spanish with subtitles 
  90 minutes

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Wed, Aug 21 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, August 12.

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Killing Jesus Matar a Jesús

  Laura Mora

  Colombia      2017    

Synopsis

Two men on a motorcycle. Shots are fired. Another man is left dead on the ground: Paula’s father has been assassinated. The authorities offer no answers. With revenge in her sights, Paula, an art student, desperately sets out to find her father’s killer. By chance, she meets him—dancing, smiling—at a nightclub. The two grow closer. His name is Jesús. He wants to be with her. She wants to kill him.

 Spanish with subtitles 
  99 minutes

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The Chambermaid La camarista

  Lila Aviles

  Mexico      2019    

Synopsis

Eve is invisible—as a maid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, it’s her job to stay out of sight. Long hours leave her dreaming of a better life for her family as she attempts to rise above workplace hierarchies. Set entirely within the hermetic confines of the hotel, The Chambermaid is both a deeply moving character study and a frankly observed examination of social class.

 Spanish with subtitles 
  102 minutes

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In-person Screening

Wed, Jul 31 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, July 22.

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Rosa’s Wedding La boda de Rosa

  Icíar Bollaín

  Spain      2020    

Synopsis

Facing her 45th birthday, Rosa has a startling revelation. She is unhappy. Between long work hours and caring for her elderly father, there’s little time left for herself. Drastic measures are in order. The plan? To get married, wedding and all, to herself. Equal parts human, hilarious, and inspirational, Rosa’s Wedding is an affecting story of independence and self-determination.

 Spanish, Valencian with subtitles 
  97 minutes

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In-person Screening

Wed, Aug 14 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, August 5.

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Shorts 2: Animation – Desires

  Various

  Argentina, Belgium, France, Hungary, Israel, Mexico, The Netherlands, United States     76 minutes

Synopsis

These animated shorts create an idiosyncratic mosaic of the difficulties, joys, enigmas, and triumphs of the human experience. Featuring works by Nienke Deutz, Osman Cerfon, Patricio Plaza, Flóra Anna Buda, Tzor Edery, Tom Prezman, Vishavjit Singh, and Ryan Westra.

The Miracle (Belgium, The Netherlands, France) is a hotel where Irma, a 40-year-old woman surrounded by families, tries to find comfort in her solitary life. Children display varied emotions with a singular expression in Aaaah! (France). An ailing priest in the Mexican colonial era is given a medicine that confronts him with his spiritual ailments in Carne de Dios (Argentina, Mexico). On the day that Alice turns 27 (France, Hungary), a drunken accident makes her question the choices she has made in her life thus far. Remembrances of a former drag queen’s experience in one of the first queer bars in Paris are imaginatively told in Maurice’s Bar (France, Israel). Based on true events, American Sikh (U.S.) tells the story of a courageous man in post-9/11 New York City who faced prejudice and racism with humor and heroism.

 Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Hungarian, Spanish with subtitles

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