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Dominican Presents Screening for 34th Annual Chicago Latino Film Festival

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dominican University will screen “Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World,” for the 34 annual Chicago Latino Film Festival, on Friday, April 20 in the Martin Recital Hall, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest. The screening will take place at 7 p.m.

Dominican University is a venue partner of the Chicago Latino Film Festival presenting films of cultural and social significance in the Latino culture and community. This year’s film “Voices Beyond the Wall: Twelve Love Poems from the Murder Capital of the World,” is sponsored by Organization of Latin American students and the Department of Latino & Latin American Studies. The film is directed by Brad Coley and its executive producer is Golden Globe winner James Franco. It follows poet and Episcopal priest Spencer Reece to San Pedro Sula where, thanks to a Fulbright grant, he will teach poetry and English at Our Little Roses, the only girls’ orphanage in the country. At first the girls see no value in poetry, but they eventually come around, finding their voices as they use literature as a vehicle to express their fears and hopes.    

 

Admission is free and you can watch the trailer here.