“Esteban” kicks off Chicago Latino Fest’s Reel Film Club

Reynaldo Guanche in “Esteban”

The Cuban film Esteban launches the Chicago Latino Film Festival’s Reel Film Series tonight at the Instituto Cervantes Chicago.

Esteban is the story of a musically gifted ten-year-old Cuban boy who dreams of becoming a professional pianist. His hopes contradict those of his mother, a divorced street vendor who urges him towards a more practical path.

In an interview with OnCuba magazine, director Jonal Cosculluela uttered what he calls “a popular phrase” to describe the theme of the film: “I did not know it was impossible and so I did it.”

Esteban won the audience choice award at the 2017 Chicago Latino Film Festival. It features a soundtrack by renowned Cuban jazz composer, musician and multiple Grammy-winner Chucho Valdés.

The event will begin tonight at 6 p.m. with a reception catered by Latinicity. A post-screening discussion moderated by CLFF media relations director Alejandro Riera follows.

Reel Film Series events will continue to be held on the last Tuesday of every month.

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Tuesday, May 30, 6 p.m. | Instituto Cervantes Chicago, 31 W. Ohio St.