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Chicago Latino Film Festival | April 20 – May 4

April 20 – May 4

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CHICAGO (March 22, 2017) – The 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) announces the selection of the romantic comedy One Night of Love (Una noche de amor) as its Opening Night/Night of Argentina gala film. The event will take place Thursday, April 20 at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude with a post-screening reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 511 N. Columbus Dr. The film’s lead actress Carla Peterson, who will also be seen in Inseparables (a remake of the French box-office hit Intouchables) at the Festival, will attend the gala.

Tickets for Opening Night are $90 general / $75 for ILCC members. Admission includes the film screening and reception offering food, drinks and live entertainment including a tango performance. Cocktail attire is strongly encouraged. Tickets for Opening Night will go on sale Friday, March 24 and can be purchased online at Opening Night is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in Chicago, Corona Extra and BMO Harris Bank.

“Audiences will have the opportunity to experience Carla’s comedic and dramatic chops in two of Argentina’s top box office hits on the same weekend at the Festival. While romantic comedies have lost some of their edge in the United States, in Latin America, and specifically in Argentina, they are not afraid of tackling some serious subject matter while making you laugh and One Night of Love is no different” said Pepe Vargas, founder and executive director of the International Latino Cultural Center, producer of the Chicago Latino Film Festival.

One Night of Love centers on Leonel (Sebastian Wainraich) and Paola (Peterson) who have been happily married for 12 years and are the proud parents of two kids. He is a famous scriptwriter and she is an equally successful psychologist. But that placid façade can’t contain the feelings that something’s amiss in their marriage. It just takes one dinner, the news that their best friends are separating, and a rather eventful walk around their neighborhood to force them to confront their doubts. Director Hernán Guerschuny and Wainraich (who co-wrote the script) deliver an intimate, penetrating and bittersweet portrait of a marriage at a crossroads.

Carla Peterson is best known in her native Argentina for her roles in such popular TV dramas and comedies as Verano del 98, Enamorarte, Sos mi vida, Los exitosos Pells, and Tiempos compulsivos, among others. She was a member of Compañía Shakespeare Buenos Aires with whom she toured all around the world. Additional film credits include El mural directed by Hector Olivera (Funny Dirty Little War) and The Window directed by Carlos Sorin (whose last film Gone Fishing was an official selection of the 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival). Peterson is currently filming Ariel Winograd’s new comedy Mamá se fue de viaje.

Born in Buenos Aires, Hernán Guerschuny made his directing debut in 2014 with The Film Critic, the story of a film critic for a daily paper who detests romantic comedies to find out that his own life is beginning to resemble one. Guerschuny is also the editor of Haciendo cine, Argentina’s answer to Cahiers du Cinema and Film Comment. He is currently working on his third film alongside co-director and actress Jazmin Stuart.

The 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival (CLFF) will take place April 20-May 4 and will feature over 100 feature-length and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. All of the films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles where appropriate. The audience will also have the opportunity to participate in discussions with visiting filmmakers after most of the screenings. The Festival will be held at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St.

The 33rd Chicago Latino Film Festival is made possible by the generous contributions of sponsors and their continued commitment to the Latino arts in Chicago:

  • Gold: Corona Extra, BMO Harris Bank, AMC Independent, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Univision Chicago, JCDecaux, La Raza and WTTW 11
  • Silver: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, Latinicity, The Whitehall Hotel, Intersection, Yes! Press and DePaul University.
  • Bronze: Baker & McKenzie, CAN-TV, Consulate General of the Argentine Republic, CITGO, Coca-Cola, Consulate General of Chile in Chicago, Ford, Beam Suntory, Copa Airlines, Lopez & Co, Prado & Renteria, Tequila Casa Noble, Tristan & Cervantes, Chicago Latino Network, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader and HOY/Chicago Tribune.

The Chicago Latino Film Festival receives additional support from: CineLatino,, Illinois Lottery, HueMovies, Sidekick Video, US Bank, the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Nordstrom, Prince Charitable Trust and the Illinois Arts Council.