Hola Mexico Festival Schedule

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. Tickets are on sale NOW and available on www.holamexicofest.com.
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 by Ceci 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.
All films are in Spanish and will be screened at the Regal Cinemas in L.A. Live with English subtitles.
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
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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
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
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.

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