Latin American Film Festival 2019

The 2019 Latin American Film Festival is presented by the University of Illinois Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)


Sat, Apr 20 at 5:00pm
Segundo Paucar, a 14 year old boy wants to become a master story-box maker just like his father. On his way to a community celebration in the Andes, Segundo accidentally observes his father in a situation that shatters his whole world…READ MORE


Birds of Passage

Sun, Apr 21 at 5:00pm
From the Oscar®-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history…READ MORE


Ruben Blades is Not My Name

Sun, Apr 21 at 7:30pm
Ruben Blades was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970’s. His socially charged lyrics and explosive rhythms brought Salsa music to an international audience…READ MORE


Buy Me a Gun

Sat, Apr 27 at 12:30pm
In a timeless México where women are disappearing, a girl called Huck wears a mask to hide her gender. She helps her dad, a tormented addict, to take care of an abandoned baseball camp where the narcos gather to play…READ MORE


Todo el año es navidad

Sun, Apr 28 at 7:30am
An irreverent musical documentary that tells the story of a group of Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christianity’s most musical holiday…READ MORE




LAFF 2019 is funded under a Title VI grant from the US Department of Education, however, the content expressed therein does not necessary reflect the views of policy of said institution

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