The 38th Chicago Latino Film Fest opens with “Plaza Catedral” on April 21, 2022

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CHICAGO – A hybrid spring film festival – in-person and online – kicks off with the 38th annual Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF). The Panamanian opening night film “Plaza Catedral” will be screened on April 21, 2022 at the Drive-In Cinema, ChiTown Movies. Click on CLFF for more details.

“Plaza Catedral” tells the story of Alicia (Ilse Salas) – still grieving after the death of her six-year-old son in a freak accident and divorced from Diego (Manolo Cardona) – and 13-year-old “Chief” (Fernando Xavier de Casta), who earns his living by “looking” at parked cars. Alicia meets Chief when she’s trying to park her car right outside her apartment building, and a few days later he appears on her doorstep, bleeding from a gunshot wound. Her decision to let him in leads to an unforeseen emotional connection.

The Panamanian ‘Plaza Catedral’ opens the 38th CLFF April 21, 2022
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The 38th Chicago Latin Film Festival (CLFF) will run from April 21 to May 1, 2022 and will feature 50 feature films and 36 short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. The Festival will again adopt a hybrid format with in-person screenings at the Landmark Century Center, 2828 N. Clark Street, multiple Drive-In presentations at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop St., and with virtual screenings through Eventive available to residents. from Illinois and the Midwestern states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.

The opening night movie of the 38th Chicago Latin Film Festival is “Plaza Catedral,” and will screen Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop Street, Chicago. For more general information, click on 38th CLFF

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