The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
On selected Sundays, the Facets Cinémathèque proudly presents a monthly series featuring contemporary Latin American films. Curated by Cinema Tropical.
From the director of the Chilean smash hit Machuca
LA FIEBRE DEL LOCO (LOCO FEVER)
Grand Prix Best Feature Gijon Intl Film Fest
"A colorful, amusingly observed tale of love, lust, greed and free-trade chaos, handsomely shot in knockout locations." -Variety
"Extraordinary and compelling!" -Herald Tribune
When the authorities briefly lift a ban on fishing the loco -- a shellfish with aphrodisiac powers and highly sought after by Japanese epicures -- divers, fishermen, dealers, businessmen and prostitutes all descend on a small fishing village in search of this endangered delicacy. The mood of this sleepy town becomes frantic, with everyone trying to cash in on the loco catch.
Directed by Andrés Wood, Chile, 2001, DVD, 94 mins.