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In partnership with the Chicago Park District and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Community Cinema presents free indoor screenings of Chicago International Film Festival films at Park District locations in the Englewood and Pilsen neighborhoods. The exciting selection of films consists of different genres and styles, and events include post-screening discussions with filmmakers and other special guests.
Our next Community Cinema screening is at Harrison Park Fieldhouse in Pilsen on December 1, 2023, where we will show a feature film at 6:30 PM. More information below!
Home Is Somewhere Else Directed by Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos | Mexico/U.S. | 87 minutes
This unique, powerful, and timely animated documentary tells three personal stories of immigrant youth, highlighting the complexities, challenges, and amplitude of their worlds. Thirteen-year-old Jasmine becomes an activist to defend her and her family’s rights to keep them together, sisters Evelyn and Elizabeth live separated on each side of the border, and José Eduardo Aguilar “El Deportee” is a one-time “Dreamer” who uses spoken word poetry to give voice to a generation of deported Mexicans who are separated from their families in the US. Three distinct styles of animation give us insight into each character’s inner world, exploring their worst fears alongside their colorful hopes and dreams for a better future.