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Sunday, November 27

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Latino Student Film Festival @ Columbia College

The Office of Latino Cultural Affairs is hosting a screening of films by Columbia College Chicago students and Latino Art Beat competition submissions on Thursday, April 3, 5 p.m., at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 8th floor. Winners will be announced during the festival and a reception will follow immediately.

New Documentaries from the Former Soviet Europe @ Siskel Film Center

Once the home of state-sponsored social realism, the former Soviet Europe has given rise to a new breed of documentary, revising its realist tradition with the observational ambiguities and formal rigor more familiar to experimental cinema. Often produced at historic documentary studios, these films focus on the once-valorized "common man"-the industrial and rural working class-now abandoned in the region's ongoing economic and cultural transformation. Taken together, they provide a portrait of an area "returning to Europe" and a people "falling out of time." Curated by Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby, directors of Windsor's annual film and video art festival, Media City, the program includes Igor Strembitskyy's 2005 Cannes-winning Ukrainian film Wayfarers; acclaimed Russian director Sergei Loznitsa's haunting Halt (2000); Victor Asliuk's The Mine (2004, Belarus); and Oksana Buraja's Mother (2001, Lithuania), among others. Multiple formats. $9 ($5 for Film Center members), $7 for all students, and $4 for student, faculty, and staff of the School and Art Institute of Chicago. 6 p.m. 162 N. State. For more info, call 312-846-2600 or visit the Website.

World Kitchen Learning Series: Everyday Trattoria

Make nutritious Italian dishes pronto tonight at the "Everyday Trattoria" class, which will be held from 6 to 8:30 pm through the World Kitchen learning series sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Class to be held at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph Street. Class fee is $30. Click here for more information and to register.



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