The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture in partnership with UIC Latino Cultural Center and the Chicago Latino Film Festival brings to the community the films “Color de Guayaba” and “Semi Tostado”– 1:30pm • All shows at IPRAC 3015 W. Division St. – FREE ADMISSION.
The Color of Guayaba/El Color de la Guayaba Puerto Rico, 2010, 97min. Spanish with subtitles. Director: Luis Caballero. Saturday, April 21st. at IPRAC. 3015 w. Division St. 1:30PM. Free Admission. – This Film tells the story of a boy who s bullied by his peers and molested by his father. The unconditional love of his mother is crucial in his search of identity as a gay person in Puerto Rico. . “El Color de la Guayaba” Trailer
Semi Toasted/Semi Tostado Puerto Rico, 2011, 60min. Spanish with subtitles. Director: Alejandro Wolfe. Saturday, April 21st. at IPRAC. 3015 w. Division St. 3:15pm Free Admission. – Coffee-farming is the lifeblood of my hometown in Puerto Rico, but it is threatened with extinction. Hector, Martina, Israel, and Alexis are all fighting to save this way of life. Their enemies are the globalization of the food industry, the spread of agri-business, a dysfunctional neo-colonial government, and shifting social values. When a plague of beetles descends on the plantations, the mountain people are pushed to the edge. As the island’s agriculture collapses around them, the community rises to meet the challenge with a unique blend of grassroots activism, good humor, strong coffee and all-natural biological warfare. Produced and Directed by Alex Wolfe. “Semitostado” Trailer