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I Dream in Another Language

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival presents…

(Sueño en Otra Idioma)
directed by Ernesto Contreras
Mexico/The Netherlands, in Spanish with English subtitles, 101min., 2017

An indigenous language is in peril as its last two speakers — Evaristo and Isauro, now both in their 70’s — haven’t spoken to each other in over 50 years. The two had a quarrel, of unknown and seemingly unresovable origin, and, depsite their proximity, won’t talk to the other.

Martín, a young linguist, undertakes the challenge of bringing the two men back together to convince them to once again speak in the language he is desperate to preserve. However, hidden in the older men’s past, a strenuously suppressed secret burns, thwarting Martín’s efforts to resuscitate a language, while haunting Evaristo and Isauro, with increasing disruption.

A movie aswoon to the enchantments of the jungle and comfortably fantastical in its embrace of languages that can cross worlds, I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE, stirred by a love that cannot speak its name, believes in the unbeknownst agencies of languages and all of the risk they can harbor.

Audience Award, 2017 Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Dramatic category



UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies


Admisson, tickets available at door.
Union Cinema Box Office Open 30min. prior to showtime

$5 General
FREE for students

Festival passes available:
See all of the 2017 Festival for only $50!


The 32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres and is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, who include UWM Union Programming; Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Eldon E. Murray Fund; Milwaukee Pride; Joseph R. Pabst; Richard Kaul; Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Attorneys at Law; Cream City Foundation’s Sutton Place Fund & Valentine Fund; Planned Parenthood; BESTD Clinic; Northwestern Mutual; AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin; and many other generous businesses, community groups, and individuals.


November 4, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Category:


Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival


UWM Union Cinema
2nd Level, UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, United States
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