Film News: Week One of the 2013 Chicago Latino Film Festival

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CHICAGO – The 29th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) kicked off last week with the premiere of Rafa Lara’s “Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla” on April 11th, 2013, and exhibited its first weekend of films, all at the AMC-Loews Theatres at 600 N. Michigan in Chicago. The festival runs through Wednesday, April 25th, and many film and special appearances are scheduled for Week One.

Scene from ‘Matrimonio,’ the Feature Film on CLFF’s Night of Argentina, Friday, April 19th, 2013
Photo credit: ChicagoLatinoFilmFestival.Org

The highlight this week will be on Friday, April 19th, at the ‘Night of Argentina.’ CLFF will honor filmmaker Jorge Perugorria that with the Gloria Career Achievement Award, part of a gala celebration. Perugorria will also participate in a 20th anniversary special screening of “Fresa y chocolate” on Monday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 17th, and screen his latest film “Amor crónica” on Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 18th. The headline film on Night of Argentina will be “Matrimonio,” by director Carlos M. Jaurtegulalzo, starring Cecilia Rothe and Dario Grandinetti. Get all the details for Night of Argentina, including the gala, by clicking here.

The 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival continues through April 25th, 2013, with films at the AMC-Loews Theatres at 600 N. Michigan, Chicago. Click here for day-by-day schedules and to purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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