"Told with an immediacy and rawness that suggest life in working-class Cuba is far from easy yet always animated and extremely alive, this same-sex romance benefits from unselfconscious, impressively nuanced and mature performances from its two young leads"
In this romantic and sexually-charged drama, Reiner and Yosvani are best friends and soccer mates. In order to support his mother, wife and baby, Reiner prostitutes himself to older male foreigners while the shy Yosvani is reluctantly engaged to a girl. Sharing a kiss at a nightclub, the two men succumb to their desires, followed by a lusty roof top encounter where they quickly fall hard for one another. But as their love intensifies, they will have to face unforgiving world they live in.
Directed by Antonio Hens, 2013, Cuba/Spain, 94 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.
ShowtimeTuesday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 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.
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