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40th Chicago Latino Film Festival opens with "The Wingwalker"

Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks off
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CHICAGO (CBS) — The 40th Chicago Latino Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with a sold-out showing at the Davis Theater, at 4614 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square.

The feature Thursday night was the film "The Wingwalker."

The festival continues Friday with films playing at the Landmark Century Centre, 2828 N. Clark St.

Nearly 100 films celebrating Latino stories and culture will be showcased throughout the festival.

It runs until April 21, with a closing night gala on April 22.

"The Chicago Latino Film Festival is extremely important, because we are a third of the population – the Latino culture," said Kiara Rivera of the festival social media team, "and so it's just really important to have the population be able to have access to a worldwide view of Latin films."

Tickets and details about showtimes can be found on the Chicago Latino Film Festival's website.

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