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Chicago Latino Cinema, in cooperation with Columbia College and the consulate general of Chile, presents a festival of Chilean film running Friday through Thursday, October 31 through November 6. Screenings will be at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton. Tickets are $7, $6 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for Chicago Latino Cinema members. For more information call 312-431-1330.


The Frontier

Ricardo Larrain directed this 1991 feature about a Chilean professor banished by the military dictatorship to a desolate region of the country. Depressed and forced to relive an earlier exile that kept him from his son, he meets a refugee of the Spanish civil war who helps him reconnect with his life. Voted most popular film at the 1992 Chicago Latino Film Festival and best first feature at the Berlin film festival; with Patricio Contreras and Gloria Laso. (7:00)


A 1994 political thriller examining issues related to the Chilean coup. Ramirez, a former guard at a concentration camp, recognizes a face from his past while walking down the street: his old superior officer, who forced him to torture and execute prisoners 30 years before. Allied with a former camp prisoner, Ramirez plots revenge against the officer. Directed by Gonzalo Justiniano (Toffee or Mint); with Julio Jung and Pedro Vicu–a (9:00)



See listing for Friday, October 31. (7:00)

The Shipwrecked

Following a lengthy exile, Miguel Littin returned to Chile to make this semiautobiographical 1994 film about an artist (Marcelo Romo) coming home. (9:00)


The Frontier

See listing for Friday, October 31. (6:30)

The Homing Season

Leonardo Kocking's 1987 film concerns a woman whose husband is abducted; while trying to find him, she becomes involved with an old boyfriend. With Maria Erica Ramos and Alejandro Cohen. (8:30)


Toffee or Mint

Gonzalo Justiniano directed this 1990 feature about the tenement subculture and criminal street life of Santiago; some of the actors are nonprofessionals. (7:00)


A Santiago architect who survives a murderous raid on a student political meeting escapes to an island, where he struggles to come to terms with the incident while trying to preserve a historic mission church. Pablo Perelman directed; with Sergio Schmied. (9:00)


The Moon in the Mirror

Silvio Caiozzi, a graduate of Columbia College, directed this 1990 feature about an aging seaman whose obsessive control of his son is challenged when the son becomes involved with a middle-aged widow. With Ernesto Beadle, Rafael Benavente, and Gloria Munchmeyer. (7:00)

The Homing Season

See listing for Sunday, November 2. (9:00)


Toffee or Mint

See listing for Monday, November 3. (7:00)

The Shipwrecked

See listing for Saturday, November 1. (9:00)


The Moon in the Mirror

See listing for Tuesday, November 4. (7:00)


See listing for Monday, November 3. (9:00)

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Toffee or Mint film still.

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