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Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, presents this new activity that involves the projection of 4 Spanish films, Habana Blues by Benito Zambrano, American Visa by Juan Carlos Valdivia, Martin Hache by Adolfo Aristarain and Chico and Rita by Fernando Trueba. All of them received awards in various international festivals, and they all represent different views on the subject of Latin American immigration to countries like Spain or the United States different motivations and different experiences. The screenings will be followed by a discussion of the film, trying to create a conversational atmosphere perfect for sharing different views and practice your Spanish.

HABANA BLUES: Ruy and Tito have spent years orchestrating together the melody of their dream of becoming music stars. Their scores have become the soundtrack that illuminates the narrow and passionate relations of the wonderful group of colleagues that they share. Tito lives with his grandmother, a grande dame of music, so elegant and unique. Ruy, however, lives with the mother of his two children, Caridad, a young fighter who supports the family by making handicrafts. The couple fights the twilight of his relationship with the light support of the same group of friends. But one day, a couple of Spanish producers find the extraordinary talent of Ruy and Tito and they give them an international offer. Suddenly, the two musicians will be involved in a serious dilemma. Are they willing to leave behind deep relationships to embrace their dream?



Instituto Cervantes of Chicago (View)
31 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60654
United States


Film > Movies

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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