Seven films have been selected out of more than 40 entries to create the Gene Siskel Film Center's second edition of the Panorama Latinx Short Film Showcase, which will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St.
With Michael de Anda Muniz serving as emcee, the short film showcasewhich celebrates emerging Latinx filmmakerswill be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and a reception in the Film Center's Gallery Cafe.
The films, which will be making their Chicago premieres, were all created by Chicago-based Latinx and Afro-Latinx filmmakers from countries including Peru, Haiti, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Iceland and Brazil.
Panorama Latinx is a program at the Gene Siskel Film Center dedicated to year-round Latin American film screenings. Visit SiskelFilmCenter.org/panoramalatinx-showcase .