Three Films by Dalia Huerta Cano + Q & A

Presenting three short films, Síntomas (Symptoms), Cåsucka, and The end of the existence of things.


Presenting three short films, Síntomas (Symptoms), Cåsucka, and The end of the existence of things from award-winning Mexican filmmaker Dalia Huerta Cano. Raul Benitez, Chicago-area film programmer, will interview Huerta Cano following the screening.

Presentación de tres cortometrajes—Síntomas (Symptoms), Cåsucka, and The end of the existence of things—de la cineasta mexicana Dalia Huerta Cano, seguida de un diálogo con la realizadora. Raúl Benítez, programador de cine del área de Chicago, entrevistará a Huerta Cano después de la proyección.


Dalia Huerta Cano is a cinematographer, editor, and director of documentaries and dramas. She has made several formal film studies in Mexico, The Netherlands, Germany and Cuba and was supported by CECA (Jalisco, Mexico) in 2007 and 2010 for film- and video-making and won a Mexican Institute of Cinematography grant for post production in 2015 and the National Fund for Culture and Arts grant for project and cultural coinvestments in 2018. Her work has been selected for and won awards from film festivals around the world.

Cine fotógrafa, editora y realizadora de documentales y ficciones. Tiene diversos estudios formales sobre cine en México, Holanda, Alemania y Cuba. Ha sido becaria del CECA (Jalisco) en 2007 y 2010 y ganado el apoyo de Post-Producción de IMCINE en 2015 y el de Fomento a Proyectos y Coinversiones Culturales del FONCA en 2018. Su trabajo ha sido seleccionado, exhibido y premiado en festivales de cine nacionales e internacionales. 

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Presented with CHICAGO—MAKE Literary Productions as a part of the sixth annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and ArtOctober 12-19, 2019, at venues throughout Chicago. 

This year’s festival theme, “Movement,” asks the participants and audience to consider migration, social movements, and bodies in motion.

The festival features more than a dozen free, bilingual events, including conversations, film screenings, live storytelling, and much more. Award-winning Mexican American author Luis Alberto Urrea will present the festival's Lit & Luz Keynote Address with Luis Alberto Urrea at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, October 13 at 3 PM. The festival’s closing event is on Saturday, October 19, when the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago partners to present the Lit & Luz Festival: Live Magazine Show from 6-8pm. The “Live Magazine Show” is a ticketed program in which paired Mexico- and US-based participants debut their multimedia creative collaborations. 

Event Details:

ACRE Projects
1345 W 19th Street
Chicago , IL 60608

Wheelchair Accessible