The fastest growing Latino themed film festival in the USA will showcase the best of recent Mexican cinema including three USA premieres and eight Los Angeles premieres at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood from May 24th to the 30th
The 2012 Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF) returns for the fourth consecutive year to Los Angeles California, offering an impressive selection of nine narrative and four documentary feature films by Mexican directors and film production companies. Among them three USA premieres and eight LA premieres. Eight short films will also be showcased. The 2012 Hola Mexico Film Festival takes place at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California on May 24th to 30th.
¡Adiós Clichés! ¡Hola México! is the theme of the 2012 edition of the Hola Mexico Film Festival that, by showcasing an array of important subjects explored by the best of today’s Mexican cinema, seeks to spark dialog and an introspective analysis of what it means to be Mexican in the 21st century and; celebrate the contrasting reality of Mexico.
The collection of films at HMFF reflects those contrasts from the landscapes and history to the human experience in terms of class, economic status, politics, age and dreams of people who, at the crossroads of history, seek to emerge from their own collective shortcomings.
The Hola Mexico Film Festival will showcase on the Opening Night Celebration on May 24th the USA premiere of the acclaimed film Días de gracia (Days of Grace) directed and produced by Everardo Gout. Featuring impressive acting by a cast that includes Tenoch Huerta in the main character, its own visual language with a first-rate photography and an intelligent juxtaposition of different times, the film depicts the reality of Mexico City like no other film has been able to until now. Días de gracia (Days of Grace) has been embraced by critics everywhere since its showcase at the Cannes Film festival, Rolling Stone Magazine, for example, named it the best Mexican film in the last 10 years. World celebrities like Will.i.am, among others revere it as a unique film experience.
The Opening Night red carpet of HMFF has become legendary with A-list celebrities attending; in previous years Demian Bichir, Kate del Castillo, William Levy, Ana Claudia Talancón, and many others have attended the opening night celebration. It is the night where stars of Mexican Cinema including those living and working in Hollywood, Hollywood actors and starts in Latin music come together to celebrate the best works in Mexican cinema.
The Hola Mexico Film Festival runs from May 24th to 30th of 2012. All screenings will take place at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre (1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028).
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is sponsored by:
DISH LATINO, CINE LATINO, LA OPINION
TAPATIO HOT SAUCE, MACY’S, MEXICO TOURISM BOARD, VICTORIA BEER, PANTELION, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
LA WEEKLY, KCRW, EXITOS FM, LA RAZA, LATINO 96.3, KJLATV