Latino Films Coming Soon to a TV Near You

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThe best of Latino cinema from around the world is coming to the small screen in Chicago. Premiering November 5 on CAN TV, Cine Latino: Festival of Short Films will bring the work of Latino filmmakers into the homes of cable viewers throughout the city.

Hosted by Pepe Vargas and Maria Lopez of the International Latino Cultural Center, Cine Latino celebrates the diverse themes and genres of Latino filmmaking with stories from the streets of Buenos Aires, the Andes of Peru, and the ancient ruins of Mexico. “Film brings a perspective on the trials and joys that we share across borders,” said Latino Film Festival founder, Pepe Vargas. “This retrospective will enable viewers in every corner of the city to experience Latino culture through film.” Cine Latino’s six hour-long programs will be cablecast Saturdays at 8 p.m. on cable channel CAN TV21 as a co-production of the International Latino Cultural Center and CAN TV. Viewers will also get a glimpse of what is to come at next year’s Chicago Latino Film Festival.

CAN TV’s five local, noncommercial cable channels CAN TV19, 21, 27, 36 and 42 reach more than one million viewers in the city of Chicago. For more information call (312) 738-1400 or visit

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