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Chicago Latino Film Festival Still Going Strong After 35 Years

Pepe Vargas started the Chicago Latino Film Festival in 1985, screening 14 films with a $10,000 budget and an audience of 500. 

On Thursday night, Vargas will be kicking off his 35th festival to a sold-out crowd. This year’s festival will feature a lineup of about 100 films through April 11 at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. Vargas joins Morning Shift to talk about the making of this year’s festival and the ones before.

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