23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival comes to Benedictine for three screenings

23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival comes to Benedictine for three screenings
April 5, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Chicago Latino Film Festival has grown from modest beginnings when 14 films were screened on a concrete wall into the largest and most influential film festival of its kind in the nation. Beginning on Friday, April 13 and continuing through Wednesday, April 25, more than 100 films and videos of all genres reflecting the diversity of Latino culture from Latin America, Portugal, Spain and the United States will be presented during the 23rd Chicago Latino Film Festival. This year’s festival will be showing films at three locations – Facets Cinematheque, Piper’s Alley and Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema. However, in an effort to reach out to a wider audience, films will also be screened at area colleges and universities including Benedictine University. Three films will be presented at Benedictine University: “Como Mariposas en la luz” (“Butterflies in the Light”) at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19; “A traves de tus ojos” (“Through Your Eyes”) at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20; and “El Clown” (“The Clown”) at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. The movies will be shown in the Krasa Student Center Presentation Room. All three screenings are free and open to the public.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.