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Travel All Over Latin America during Chicago Latino Film Festival: Playing Today through May 4

2017 Chicago Latino Film Festival

You might be in Chicago but the 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival will transport you all over Latin America with an exciting line-up of 70 feature films and 40 shorts from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. The 15-day movie fest features presentations now through May 4 at AMC River East 21 Theatres. 

Chicago's Past, Told in a Trio of Lesser-Known Films

Chicago Film Archives

Visitors and locals love to delight in recounting Chicago locations featured in iconic Hollywood films. From the dramatic vistas of Chicago featured from Lake Shore Drive ("My Best Friend's Wedding," anyone?) to the long-gone Trailways bus terminal (hello, "Adventures in Babysitting"), the Second City has been a popular place to shoot on location since the days of Essanay Studios.

But what of those lesser-known gems? The curious industrial films that

Art & Film in Chicago: Three Must-Visit Movie Meccas


You can discover a whole new world when it comes to art and film in Chicago by simply visiting any of the city's art house theaters, independent galleries and off-the-beaten-path art hubs. In addition, pop-up art galleries, whether presented at festivals or as a uniquely themed temporarily running event, allow opportunities to witness artistic endeavors we may otherwise never see. We've selected a few of the city's most creative outlets that we believe give art and film, or both,

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