PANORAMA LATINX is an initiative at the Gene Siskel Film Center supported by a three-year grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation. The goal of the initiative is to support audience development and to engage the Latino community through advocacy, programming, partnerships, and showcasing emerging local filmmakers. Latin America is experiencing a film renaissance right now. The Film Center is proud to be the year-round home for international screenings, including the important new work being made by Latino filmmakers. The Film Center strives to be welcoming and responsive to all communities.

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CLARO is our new monthly post-screening discussion group bringing together Chicago area colleges and universities at the Gene Siskel Film Center. As part of the Panorama Latinx initiative, CLARO focuses on films from Latin America and by Latinx filmmakers.

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OCTOBER 2 - 18

The Gene Siskel Film Center, in partnership with Chicago Public Library and sponsored by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, invites Chicago residents to experience Panorama Latinx Presenta, a series of Latin American films. This year we are pleased to present DOLORES, a documentary about legendary activist Dolores Huerta; EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE, a story that has its roots in the Holocaust comes satisfyingly full circle; and BRIMSTONE AND GLORY, set in Tultepec, Mexico, where three-quarters of the residents are employed in the manufacture of handmade fireworks, stages a gloriously explosive fireworks festival in this eye-popping documentary

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Chicago premiere!

Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco

2017, James Crump, USA, 95 min.



  • Fri, Oct 26th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 26th 7:45pm
  • Sat, Oct 27th 4:45pm
  • Sun, Oct 28th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 29th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 30th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 31st 7:45pm
  • Thu, Nov 1st 6:15pm

Back by popular demand! Filmmakers in person!

Cortadito Showcase 2018



  • Sat, Nov 10th 7:45pm
  • Sat, Sep 22nd 7:15pm
Chicago premiere!



2018, Alonso Ruizpalacios, Mexico, 129 min. With Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris



  • Fri, Nov 16th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 16th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 17th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 17th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 18th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Nov 19th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 20th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Nov 21st 6:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 23rd 3:45pm
  • Fri, Nov 23rd 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 24th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 24th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 25th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Nov 26th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Nov 27th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 28th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Nov 29th 6:00pm

Chicago premiere!


2017, Alison McAlpine, Chile/Canada, 78 min.



  • Fri, Nov 23rd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 23rd 6:15pm
  • Sat, Nov 24th 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov 25th 2:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 26th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 27th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Nov 28th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 29th 8:30pm

Chicago premiere!

Las Sandinistas!

2018, Jenny Murray, Nicaragua/USA, 100 min.



  • Fri, Nov 30th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 30th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 1st 2:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 1st 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 2nd 5:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 3rd 8:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 4th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 5th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Dec 6th 6:00pm


No Borders:

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

September 3 - December 13

Our Autumn lecture series, with Tuesday talks by Daniel R. Quiles, Associate Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Hola Mexico 2016

October 7 - November 2

Eight new Mexican films, presented in partnership with the Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest festival of Mexican cinema outside of Mexico.

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Lucrecia Martel's Salta Trilogy

April 20 - May 1

To accompany our Chicago premiere run of Martel's fourth film ZAMA, we are pleased to present Lucrecia Martel's first three films in 35mm prints.

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Camilo Restrepo in person!

Camilo Restrepo

2011-17, Camilo Restrepo, Colombia/France, ca. 70 min.


  • Thu, Sep 20th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

Good Manners

As boas maneiras

2017, Marco Dutra and Juliana Rojas, Brazil, 135 min. With Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano.


  • Fri, Sep 14th 3:30pm
  • Fri, Sep 14th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 15th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 16th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Sep 18th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 20th 7:30pm

Chicago premiere!

Constructing Albert

2017, Laura Collado and Jim Loomis, Spain, 82 min.


  • Fri, Aug 24th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Aug 24th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Aug 25th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Aug 26th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Aug 27th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Aug 28th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 29th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 30th 8:30pm