Comfort Films hosts “Cine-Iconoclasta,” a program presented by Mexican horror and fantasy director Ulises Guzmán running September 14th – 16th. Two nights will be held at Comfort Films while La Catrina Cafe will host the event on the 15th. Guzmán is a director, producer, screenwriter, professor, and a programmer whose work travels down the intriguing dark paths in genre entertainment in the form of documentaries, fiction, and animation.
The first evening hosted by Comfort Films on September 14th will be a Chicago premiere screening of Guzmán’s horror documentary ALUCARDOS Retrato de un Vampiro (2011, ALUCARDOS: Portrait of a Vampire) with director Ulises Guzmán and producer Harumy Delmira Villarreal in attendance. (90 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.) 8:00pm-10:00pm at Comfort Station, 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. More information on the film can be found HERE or join the Facebook event page. (TRAILER)
On September 15th, the second event will be held at a different location at La Catrina Cafe, 1011 W. 18th Street, Chicago, IL, from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Guzmán will be present to share the best short films from the Feratum Film Festival, which he curated. After the presentation, he will speak (in Spanish) about horror, sci-fi, and folk legends present in Mexican cinema. Join the Facebook event page.
Friday, September 16th, director Guzmán will return for the final screening held at Comfort Station from 8:00pm-10:00pm. México Bárbaro (2014) is a horror anthology composed of 8 stories inspired by Mexican folklore and legends. Guzmán will present the Chicago premiere, as it includes his own segment, Siete Veces Siete (Seven Times Seven), which has a witchcraft and revenge theme. (The crew shot this by bravely climbing to the very top of the Nevado of Toluca volcano!) Located at 2579 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647. Learn more about the film, the directors, and all the segments HERE or join the Facebook event page.
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