2007
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
pbrozynski@ben.edu

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.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.