The Grant Wood Art Colony is hosting Raul Benitez, Visiting Artist in the Department of Cinematic Arts , this week.

Raul Benitez has been involved with the Chicago Film Community through the Chicago Underground Film Festival for the past 11 years. He has previously volunteered for The Chicago Cinema Society before taking over the film programming at Comfort Station Logan Square in 2013. He has partnered or programmed with Chicago Film Makers, Little Mexico Film Festival, First Nations Film Festival, Reeling Film Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Beguiled Cinema, CIMM Fest, La Guarimba Film Festival, South Side Projections, DollHouse DIY, The Wretched Nobles of the Exiled Dynasty, Kartemquin Films, ACREtv, Moving Image Arts, Chicago Latino Film Festival, Cinema Culture and Nerivela Mexico.  Raul was named by New City as a Chicago Screen Gem of 2015 and his outdoor film series for Comfort Station was named by The Chicago Reader (2013) and New City (2015) as the best outdoor film series in the city. Raul was once again named by New City Chicago as a 2017 Chicago Screen Gem. Learn more about his work on his website .

Visit the the FilmScene calendar for more information about his talk.