The 2012 Hola Mexico Film Festival returns for the fourth consecutive year to Los Angeles California with the theme: ¡Adiós Clichés! ¡Hola México!; showcasing an array of feature length and short films by Mexican directors and film production companies. The 2012 Hola Mexico Film Festival takes place at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California from May 24th to 30th. See the schedule and complete ticket information at www.holamexicoff.com.
The Hola Mexico Film Festival will showcase on the Opening Night Celebration on May 24ththe 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) was nominated for a record breaking fifteen Ariel Awards by the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 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 filmic experience.
New in 2012, the ¡Hola Niños! Program with matinee films for children and the whole family including the box office hits Don Gato y su Pandilla (Top Cat) and La Leyenda de la Llorona (The Legend of “La Llorona”) with special ticket prices for children.
¡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, sexual diversity, politics, age and dreams of a people that, at the crossroads of history, seeks to emerge from its own collective shortcomings.
Tickets for regular screening may be pre-purchased online at www.holamexicoff.com at $8.00 prior to the start of the festival and $10.00 after the beginning of the festival. If still available, tickets will be sold at the door at $10.00. Children Tickets (4 – 12 years old) will be available at $5.00. Opening night tickets are available online at $20.00 prior to May 15th, $25.00 from May 15th to May 23rd and if still available, $30.00 at the door.
Other tickets available:
Festival Pass – $100.00 (All access pass to every screening)
Student Pass – $60.00 (All access pass to every screening, must provide valid ID)
Tickets & festival passes may be purchased at the following locations:
1. Online - www.holamexicoff.com
2. WACKO store 4633 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood – $8.00 & Student Passes $60.00
3. At the door of the Montalban Theater.
Seeking to make a tangible difference in the Latino community of Southern California, HMFF will continue its support for local non-profit organizations, and it will select 10 organizations that will receive an allotment of festival tickets to fundraise or distribute among the community they serve.
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). Seewww.holamexicoff.com for more information.