21st annual UIC Latino Film Festival

Date / Time

April 16, 2013 - April 19, 2013

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

All screenings at the UIC Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2. Free admission and refreshments.

For more information, call 312-996-3095.

April 16
The Blue Apple Tree / El Manzano Azul

Venezuela, 2012, 92 min.
Spanish with subtitles
Director: Olegario Barrera

Eleven-year-old Diego is forced to spend three months with his grandfather Francisco, who lives in a small farm in the Venezuelan Andes. With no access to internet, no electricity, no videogames and no phone, Diego will learn about the joys of reading, community and young love underneath the shade of a strange, blue apple tree.

Second screening 6 p.m. April 23, College of Medicine Research Building, 909 S. Wolcott Ave.

April 17
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth / Corazón del Cielo, Corazón de la Tierra

Guatemala/Germany, 2011, 98 min.
Spanish and Mayan with subtitles
Director: Eric Black, Frauke Sandig

Eric Black and Frauke Sandig’s documentary follows the daily and ceremonial lives of six Mayans from Chiapas and Guatemala while exploring the impact mining and the introduction of genetically modified products has had on their communities.

April 18
My Mexican Shivah / Morirse Está en Hebreo

Mexico, 2006, 98 min.
Spanish with subtitles
Director: Alejandro Springall

When Moishe Tartavosky, the exuberant patriarch of a Mexico City family, dies of a heart attack in the middle of a raucous mariachi party, he leaves behind a large and complicated web of secrets and relationships that must be untangled over the course of his seven-day shivah (the prescribed mourning period in Jewish custom).

Presented by the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, UIC Hispanic Center of Excellence, and the UIC Latino Cultural Center.

Co-Sponsors: UIC Honors College, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and student organizations Delta Psi Alpha, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Latino Association of Business Students, Omega Delta Phi, and Sigma Lambda Beta.

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