Podtalk: Raul Benitez on Chicago/Mexico City Cinema Exchange, in Theaters June 12, 14 & 16

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CHICAGO – In a program that launched during the pandemic, the Chicago/Mexico City Cinema Exchange began highlighting works from Chicago and Mexico City Filmmakers. Continuing forward with in-person screenings, the theme this year is displacement, and one of the curators of the event is Chicago film influencer Raul Benitez. The screenings will take place on three days at three Chicago venues, beginning June 12th, 2023 at (click for tickets) the Gene Siskel Film Center.

After the Opening Night on Monday, the program shifts to (click for tickets) FACETS Chicago on June 14th, and the 18th Street Casa De Cultura on June 16th.

Chicago/Mexico City Cinema Exchange
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Raul Benitez is a film programmer in Chicago for over 14 years. For Full Spectrum Features Raul programs the Chicagoland Short Series.He is also the Senior Programmer at the Midwest Film Festival, in addition to the After Dark and general shorts programmer for the Chicago International Film Festival.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, programmer Raul Benitez talks the Chicago/Mexico City Exchange …

Raul gives the pitch in this video clip …

The Chicago/Mexico City Cinema Exchange takes place on June 12th, 14th and 16th, 2023. For more information, Chicago/Mexico City.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

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