For the third consecutive year, AARP and the Chicago Latino Film Festival have teamed up to feature films for the 50+ population! This year’s Movies for Grown Ups segment features six films breaking the stereotypes associated with the 50+ showing viewers that age doesn’t matter, and that adventure, second chances, and fun can happen at any time in our lives!
Running from April 9 to April 23, the festival is featuring over a 120 full-length and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. An array of films are featured in the festival’s 31st year, including science-fiction and crime thrillers, multiple Oscar entries, documentaries, Rio de Janiero International Film Festival winners, and a number of debut films.
All films will be run in their original language with English subtitles. Following most screenings, audience members will have the opportunity to join in discussions with local and international film makers.
AARP members, with valid ID, receive a discounted admission fee throughout the course of the festival, which will be hosted at AMC River East 21 Theaters: 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago.
Movies for Grown Ups Information:
Cats Have No Vertigo/Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens
Directed by Antonio-Pedro Vasconcelos
April 15- 8:30 pm & April 23- 8:30 pm
Directed by Alejo Crisóstomo
April 13- 8:30 pm & April 15- 9:00 pm
Good Old Boys/Viejos Amigos
Directed by Fernando Villarán
April 17- 8:30 pm & April 19- 8:15 pm
Director Fernando Villarán is scheduled to attend the film’s screening.
Grandma’s Birthday/El Cumple De La Abuela
Directed by Javier Colinas
April 13- 6:15 pm & April 15- 6:45 pm
Director Javier Colinas, Ana Paula Marin (Actress), Luis Ernesto Franco (Actor), Rodrigo Murray ( Actor), Juan Pablo Ojeda (Actor), Susana Alexander (Actress), Paulette Hernandez (Actress) are scheduled to attend the film’s screening.
One for the Road/En El Último Trago
Directed by Jack Zagha Kababie
April 11- 6:45 pm & April 12- 8:30 pm
With You Bread and Onion/ Contigo Pan Y Cebolla
Directed by Juan Carlos Cremata
April 14- 6:00 pm & April 16- 6:15 pm
Director Juan Carlos Cremata is scheduled to attend the film’s screening.