Doc Films Presents Series on Contemporary Latin American Cinema in Chicago


The University of Chicago’s Doc Films - the longest running student film society in the country - continues its expansive survey of recent Latin American cinema, aptly entitled “Neighboring Sounds: Contemporary Latin American Cinema", with a screening of Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Cinema Tropical Award-winning Neighboring Sounds / O Som ao Redor (pictured).

The critically lauded 2012 drama is the second installment in a weekly series that will run through March 16 and feature films ranging from the Alfonso Cuarón’s modern classic Y Tu Mamá También, to Carlos Reygadas' 2012 Cannes sensation Post-Tenebras Lux. Programmed by Mojo Lerwin and Hugo Fernandes, the series is one of the largest surveys of Latin American cinema to play Chicago in recent history.

Other films to be screened include Matías Piñeiro's Viola and Lisandro Alonso's Liverpool, both from Argentina. All screenings take place at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes Hall at The University of Chicago.