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Latin American Film Festival

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
presents the
April 20-21 & 27-28
at The Art Theatre, 126 W. Church St, Champaign, IL 61820

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Co-sponsors: The Art Theatre, The Lemann Institute, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, LAS Global Studies, Linguistics Department, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program.

    2019 Movies and Screening Times

Ruben Blades Is Not My Name / Yo No Me Llamo Ruben Blades

Dir: Abner Benaim

(Panama, 2018 - 85 min. - R, Documentary/Biography)
Sun April 21, 7:30 pm

Portrait of one of Latin America's most important singer/songwriters. This film explores Ruben's story, his legacy, and how he deals with being the man and legend he is.

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Dir: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio

(Peru, 2017 - 95 min. - R, LGTB/Drama)
Sat April 20, 5:00 pm

The film centres on Segundo (Junior Bejar Roca), a young boy in rural Peru whose father Noe (Amiel Cayo) is training him in the family tradition of designing and building religious retablos, but whose world is shattered when they take a trip during which Segundo discovers that Noe is in the closet about being gay.

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Birds of Passage/ Pajaros de Verano

Dir: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra

(Colombia, 2018 - 125 min. - R, Drama/Thriller)
Sun April 21, 5:00 pm

The film chronicles a Wayuu family's rise and fall during the early days of illegal drug trading in Colombia. Spanning the late 60s and 70s, the film is divided into five chapters ("cantos"): Wild Grass, The Graves, Prosperity, The War and Limbo.

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Buy me a Gun/ Comprame un Revolver

Dir: Julio Hernandez Cordon

(Mexico, 2018 - 84 min. - R, Drama)
Sun April 27, 12:30 pm

Set in a dystopian and post-apocalyptic Mexico, Buy Me a Gun focuses on the plight of a young girl named Huck who teams up with a group of lost boys to fight to overcome her reality and to defeat the local capo.

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Todo el Anno es Navidad

Dir: Nestor Frenkel

(Argentina, 2018 - 84 min. - Documentary/Comedy)
Sun April 28th, 7:30 pm

This comedic documentary examines the construction of Christmas in Argentina society through the lens of Santa Claus impersonators.

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