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Opening Night: 40th Chicago Latino Film Festival “The Wingwalker”

April 11 @ 5:30 pm

One of the most special nights of the 40th Film Festival happens on Opening Night. The summary of all the effort and work is celebrated in a Gala night with Special Film presentation and a reception with Directors, Actors and Producers participating in CLFF.

Come join us for this very special evening at the DAVIS Theatre (4614 N. Lincoln. Ave) Doors Open at 5:30pm and the Program will begin at 6:15pm.

A Special Reception Cocktail Party will follow at the DANK HAUS (4740 N. Western Ave.) – Evening Dress is strongly encouraged.

Tickets – $75 gen. admin and $65 for ILCC Members will be available on March 7th, 2024 through the link below.

Parking is Free and Meter Parking on the Street and Pay Lots are also available. (4519 N. Lincoln, 2357 W. Leland Ave & 4650 N. Western)

Starring Mexican actor and comedian Omar Chaparro and Teatro Vista Ensemble member Max Arciniega (who also co-wrote and executive produced the film), “The Wingwalker” is the story of Julian, a father and widower whose life takes an unexpected turn when a misdemeanor lands him in jail and he is eventually deported to Mexico. Julian’s nine-year-old daughter, Sofia, who has been diagnosed with a terminal heart disease and is scheduled for a heart transplant in two weeks, is left in the care of her irresponsible uncle, Nick. Knowing the possibility of never seeing his daughter alive again is real, Julian fights to go back by any means necessary. In the process, he comes face to face with the harsh realities faced by many migrants who make their way to the U.S. border. “The Wingwalker” is a moving, suspenseful, sometimes terrifying exploration of one of the most urgent issues facing this country today.