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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Back by popular demand!


2017, Peter Bratt, USA, 98 min.


  • Fri, Nov 10th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 11th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 11th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 12th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Nov 13th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 15th 8:15pm

Los Tallos Amargos

The Bitter Stems

1957, Fernando Ayala, Argentina, 88 min. With Carlos Cores, Aída Luz.


  • Sat, Oct 28th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 30th 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!



2017, José María Cabral, Dominican Republic, 107 min. With Jean Jean, Judith Rodriguez Perez.


  • Fri, Oct 27th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 28th 5:00pm
  • Sun, Oct 29th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Oct 30th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 31st 7:30pm
  • Wed, Nov 1st 8:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 2nd 6:00pm