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August 26, 2014

Hopeful Hopeless
(La Espera Desespera)

Film still: Hopeful Hopeless


International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago
Presented by
The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club

Jorge's rather comfortable world is turned upside down when his wife is diagnosed with a severe heart condition. Unable to pay for the operation and inspired by those heist movies he is such a fan of, Jorge decides to rob a bank. It turns out he is not the only one with the same idea in this hilarious and unpredictable portrait of Puerto Rico's current economic crisis.

Directed by Coraly Santaliz, 2013, Puerto Rico, 97 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 7 pm

A reception with appetizers and wine will precede the screening at 6:00 pm.

Special Admission fee for this event:
$20.00, or two tickets for $30.00, for the 6:00 pm reception and film.
$15.00 for Chicago Latino Cultural Center members.
Tickets are available here, or you can call the Latino Cultural Center at 312-431-1330 for more information.

Note: Facets membership privileges for free admission are not eligible for this event.

In addition, Groupons and any other passes or discounted tickets will not be accepted for this engagement.

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

For all Cinémathèque inquiries, contact Charles Coleman at 773.281.9075 or

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation