Film ‘Gook’ delves into L.A. riots
Jul14

Film ‘Gook’ delves into L.A. riots

Twenty-five years ago Los Angeles was hit by a major social disturbance with race at its core. This summer the City of Angels itself serves a the launching pad for the nationwide release of a movie about the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest. “Gook,” an award winner at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, dares to delve into race relations, a hot and sensitive topic since the political rise of Donald Trump. But the film does it through...

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Hola México Film Fest’s closing day lineup
Jun11

Hola México Film Fest’s closing day lineup

Sunday, June 11 is the fifth and last day of the Hola Mexico Film Festival. The day’s program consists of eight film screening, including the the hip-hop documentary “Somos Lengua.” The day’s film lineup consists of “Zeus” at 11:30 am, “Alba: at 12 noon, “Un Cuento de Circo and A Love Song” at 1:15 pm, “El Charro de Toluquilla” at 2 pm, “Sin Muertos No Hay Carnaval” at 3:30 pm, “Treintona, Soltera y Fantástica” at 4 pm, and...

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‘Alba’ on int’l fest circuit
Jun08

‘Alba’ on int’l fest circuit

The award-winning film “Alba” by emerging Ecuadorian director Ana Cristina Barragán is making the international festival rounds. Next on the schedule is the Hola México Film Festival in Los Angeles this June. The coming-of-age film, which marks Barragán’s directorial debut, will screen under Hola México’s Nuevas Voces category which showcases works by new directors. ABOUT A SHY GIRL “Alba” tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who...

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Hola México film fest opens up with comedy
Jun05

Hola México film fest opens up with comedy

The romantic comedy “La Vida Inmoral de la Pareja Ideal” (The Immoral Life of the Ideal Couple) will open the 9th annual edition of the Hola México Film Festival in Los Angeles on Wed., June 7. Dubbed as the largest festival of Mexican cinema outside of Mexico, the Los Angeles-based fest features some of the biggest blockbusters from the neighboring country including some never screened before in the United States.  “The Immoral Life...

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‘Neruda’ goes national
Jan04

‘Neruda’ goes national

After getting a limited release in theaters in Los Angeles and New York last month and a nomination to a Golden Globe, the Chilean film “Neruda” is going national. California is the lucky state that launches a gradual expansion of screenings of this dramatic biopic about the manhunt of Pablo Neruda, a gutsy poet and politician who risked his freedom challenging the president in his native Chile during the perilous times of the Cold...

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