CHESS is showing The Contestant/El Concursante at the Towle Theater (5205 Hohman ave, Hammond IN) as part of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. The screening includes a reception which will feature authentic ethnic cuisine and will be followed by a meet and greet with the film’s director Carlos Osuna.
The event takes place on Tuesday April 10th, 2018 with the reception beginning at 5:30pm and the film starting at 6:00pm. Directly after the film the director will be available for questions and discussion. Seats are limited. To make reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-989-2272.
Directed by Carlos Osuna
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
A spice company announces a nationwide contest where 2,000 pressure cookers will be
handed out in exchange for 20 labels of one of their products. Obsessed with securing
one of these cookers, Cristobal’s mother orders him to stand in line; when he arrives, he
discovers that thousands more have been standing in line since the early morning
hours. All hell breaks loose when the participants discover that their efforts will come to
nothing. Carlos Osuna’s (“Fat, Bald, Short Man”) new film is a scathing satire of a
country and a people pushed to their limits by capitalism.