HOLA MEXICO FESTIVAL RETURNS MAY 9-18TH

HOLA MEXICO FESTIVAL 

RETURNS MAY 9-18th FOR ITS 6th EDITION  

CELEBRATING THE BEST OF MEXICO'S FILM, MUSIC AND REGIONAL CUISINE

 

Eugenio Derbez, Ludwika Paleta, Martha Higareda, Miriam Higareda, El Hijo Del Santo, Kuno Becker, Karla Souza and directors Carlos Cuaron, Amat Escalante and Samuel Kishi are

among the many prominent filmmakers and actors attending festival

 

Los Angeles, CA (April 14, 2014) - The 2014 Hola Mexico Film Fest(HMFF) presented by DishLATINO & Cinelatino returns for the sixth consecutive year to Los Angeles, CA themed: ¡Hola Mexico Lucha!offering the best of Mexico's film, music and regional food. This year the festival will showcase 13 feature films and four documentaries by Mexican directors and film production companies. The Hola Mexico Film Fest films will screen at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live and all special events will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte. 

 

The festival kicks off its opening night on May 9th with the LA Premiere of the Mexican box-office smash CÁSESE QUIEN PUEDA (Get Married If You Can), directed by Marco Polo Constandse and written by and starring Marta Higareda.  This romantic comedy tells the story of Ana, a snobby glamorous bride to be, who gets lost in the jungle a week before her wedding. Her sister, Daniela is staying with the fiancée's family, while Ana fights mosquitoes, snakes, alligators and natives trying to get back to the city.

 

New this year, a FREE Mother's Day Event will take place at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes on Saturday, May 10th, offering food vendors, music byCeci Bastida & Vanessa Zamora, and an evening outdoor screening of¿QUE LE DIJISTE A DIOS? (What did you ask God?), a wildly entertaining musical featuring the songs of Mexico's finest singer/songwriter and six-time Grammy nominee, Juan Gabriel.

 

Hola Mexico Film Fest brings the best of Mexico to Los Angeles and boasts U.S. and Los Angeles Premieres as well as 4 World Premieres including the closing night film VOLANDO BAJO (Flying Low). Directed by Beto Gómez, this hilarious comedy about the successful 80's band "Los Jilgueros de Rosarito," pays homage to popular Mexican Cinema from the 70s and 80s. The film stars Gerardo Taracena and Rodrigo Oviedo and features one of the era's biggest musicians in its cast, Rafael Inclán. To rock out the night, the Spanish group La Gusana Ciega returns to LA for the first time in 6 years, offering a special concert at the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. 

 

The Hola Mexico Festival has made a commitment to battle against Mexico's negative image, highlighting the best of Mexico through the arts, music, food and culture.  We invite you to join us during these 10 days of celebration and share your discoveries and love for Mexico using  #HolaMexicoLucha.

 

Tickets are on sale NOW, visit: www.holamexicofest.com.

All films are in Spanish and will be screened at the Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live with English subtitles.

 

VENUES

 

 Regal Cinemas, LA LIVE

1000 W Olympic Blvd,

Los Angeles, CA 90015  

 

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

501 Main St, Los Angeles CA 90002

  

Join us on #HolaMexicoLucha

 

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2014 Hola Mexico Festival - PROGRAM

 

Friday, May 9

Opening Night Screening & Fiesta

6:00 pm                 RED CARPET (LA Premiere)

7:00 pm                 Cásese Quien Pueda (Get Married If You Can)

Special guests:     Director, Marco Polo Constandse 

Actresses, Martha & Miriam Higareda

Location:               Regal Cinemas LA LIVE | 1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los 

Angeles, CA 90015

 

Saturday, May 10

Mother's Day FREE Event

Food vendors, music & outdoors screening

5-7PM                   CONCERTS

8:00 PM                ¿Qué le dijiste a Dios? (What Did You Ask to God?)

Special guests:     Ceci Bastida and Vanessa Zamora

Location:              LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes | 501 Main St, 

      Los Angeles CA 90002

 

Sunday, May 11

1:00 PM                 El Cuarto Desnudo (The Naked Room)

                      Winner of Best Feature Documentary and 

Best Documentary by a FemaleFilmmaker, 2013 Morelia Film Festival

Screening followed by discussion with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Douek & colleagues

 

3:00 PM                 Nosotros Los Nobles (We are the Nobles)

Special guests: Karla Souza, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Director, Gaz Alazraki

 

6:00 PM                 Heli

Special guests: Director, Amat Escalante (Cannes Film Festival Best Director)

 

8:45 PM                 I Hate Love

WORLD PREMIERE

Special guests: Christian Vazquez, Diane Rosser and Director, Beto Hinojosa

 

Monday, May 12

5:00 PM                 ¿Qué le dijiste a Dios? (What Did You Ask God?)

 Special guests: Director, Teresa Suárez

 

7:00 PM                 Pánico 5 Bravo (5 Bravo)

Special guests: Dan Rovzar and Director, Kuno Becker

 

9:00 PM                 No sé si cortarme las venas o dejármelas largas

(I Don't Know whether to slit my wrists or leave them intact)

                              LA PREMIERE

Special guests: Ludwika Paleta, Luis Ernesto Franco and Director, Manolo Caro

 

Tuesday, May 13

5:00 PM                 I Hate Love

 

7:30 PM                 ¿Quién es Dayani Cristal? (Who is Dayani Cristal?)

                              LA PREMIERE

                              Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary 

2013

HOTDOCS Official Selection 2013

51st New York Film Festival Official Selection

 

9:00 PM                 Besos de Azúcar (Sugar Kisses)

Special guests: Director, Carlos Cuaron

 

Wednesday, May 14

5:00 PM                 El Cuarto Desnudo (The Naked Room)

 

6:30 PM                 No Se Aceptan Devoluciones (Instructions Not Included)

Special guests: Karla Souza and Director, Eugenio Derbez

 

9:00 PM                 Tercera Llamada (The Last Call)

Special guests: Irene Azueta and Director, Francisco Franco

 

Thursday, May 15

5:00 PM                 Filmmakers Panel

 

7:00 PM                 La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream)

                             Cannes Film Festival Best Ensemble

Special guest: Director, Diego Quemada-Diez

 

9:00 PM                 El Hombre detrás de la mascara 

(The Man Behind the Mask)

                             WORLD PREMIERE

Special guests: El Hijo Del Santo and Director, Gabriela Obregón

 

Friday, May 16

5:00 PM                 Pánico 5 Bravo (5 Bravo)

 

7:30 PM                 Quebranto (Breakage)

Mayahuel Guadalajara Film Festival Winner

Special guests: Coral and Roberto Fiesco

 

9:30 PM                 Somos Mari Pepa (We are Mari Pepa)

Special guests: Director, Samuel Kishi

 

Saturday, May 17

La Gran Parrillada, Sonora in focus

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Chefs:                  Carlos Valdez, Javier Plascencia, Dante Ferrero and                                     Eloy Alury

Curated by:          Bill Esparza

Location:             LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

 

Saturday, May 17

12:00 PM              Besos de Azúcar (Sugar Kisses)

2:00 PM                Quebranto (Breakage)

5:00 PM                Somos Mari Pepa (We are Mari Pepa)

7:30 PM                Tercera Llamada (The Last Call)

 

9:30 PM                 Ilusión Nacional

                             WORLD PREMIERE

Special guests: Director, Olallo Rubio

 

Sunday, May 18

Closing Night Screening & Concert

6:00 PM                 RED CARPET

7:30 PM                 Opening Band - TBC

8:30 PM                 Volando Bajo (Flying Low)

10:00 PM               Concert of LA GUSANA CIEGA

Special guests: Director, Beto Gómez, Actors, Gerardo Taracena and Rodrigo Oviedo, Fernanda Ulibarri, Los Jilgueros de Rosarito, and more.

 

Hola Mexico Festival is sponsored by:

 

MAIN SPONSORS:

DishLATINO, CINELATINO

 

SPONSORS:

UNAM LOS ANGELES, LA OPINION, VICTORIA, PANTELION, NEW YORK LIFE, TAPATIO HOT SAUCE, HERRADURA TEQUILA, EL JIMADOR SUKARNE

 

MEDIA SPONSORS:

LA WEEKLY, ABC 7, UNIMAS, UNIVISION, KLOVE 107.5 FM

 

OFFICIAL AIRLINE:

ALAKSA ARLINES

 

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