04 Jun Hola Mexico Theatre to continue with online screenings of acclaimed mexican films
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, HOLA MEXICO VIRTUAL THEATRE TO CONTINUE WITH ONLINE SCREENINGS OF ACCLAIMED MEXICAN FILMS
Providing cinephiles the opportunity to watch the best in Mexican cinema while staying safe at home
12th edition of Hola Mexico Film Festival to be postponed to September 2020.
Los Angeles, CA. June 2020 –The Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre presented by the Hola Mexico Film Festival series has been extended due to the online series’ popularity. The festival wants to continue giving viewers the chance to see some of the best films that have come out of Mexico in recent years and serve as a reminder of how much Mexican cinema has grown in the past two decades. The films have been specially curated for this online theater event experience.
As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, organizers of the Hola Mexico Film Festival are practicing safe social-distancing by offering this virtual theater experience before the 12th edition of Hola Mexico Film Festival, which has been postponed until September 2020.
In support of the African American Community, Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre will offer the film of La Negrada (Black Mexicans) from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets are $2.99 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Shot entirely in small towns throughout Oaxaca’s gorgeous Costa Chica, La Negrada is the first Mexican fiction film to portray the country’s long-neglected black population. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijrmdHp91ZE
“We’re very pleased with the results of the past few weeks, so we are continuing with our virtual theatre! We have four new acclaimed films for this week, and we hope to continue in the weeks to come. Continue checking our social media accounts for updates,” says Samuel Douek, Founder & Director of the Hola Mexico Film Festival.s, Founder & Director of the Hola Mexico Film Festival.
Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre to include the upcoming screenings:
June 4 – 7, La Negrada–Dir. Jorge Pérez Solano
June 11, Vuelve a la vida – Dir. Carlos Hagerman
June 12, Heli – Dir. Amat Escalante
June 13, Paraíso – Dir. Mariana Chenillo
June 14, Abel – Dir. Diego Luna
May 21, Los Parecidos – Dir. Isaac Ezban
May 22, El Estudiante – Dir. Roberto Girault
May 23, Revolucion– Directors- Mariana Chenillo, Fernanda Eimbcke Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas, Patrica Riggen
May 24, Oso Polar– Dir. Marcelo Tobar
May 28, Los Ojos del Mar– Dir. Jose Alvarez
May 29, Historias Del Desencanto– Dir. Alejandro Valle
May 30, El Cielo Abierto –Dir. Everardo Gonzalez
May 31, Tiempos Felices-Dir. Luis Javier H.
Each one of the curated films will play for only twenty-four hours and will include a pre-recorded Q&A session.
The price of “tickets,” aka the cost to screen each film, is only $4.99 and the proceeds of each “ticket” will be shared with the filmmaker. Support the festival, support the filmmaker!
Tickets for screenings of the Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre are available at:
PLEASE NOTE: The traditional Hola Mexico Film Festival 2020 has not been cancelled, and the festival’s organizers hope to help keep viewers safe at home during this time of required social distancing. We’ll hopefully see everyone in September. In the meantime, please enjoy the Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre!
ABOUT HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 2008, Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican cinematography. Spanning comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the festival showcases high quality films in a festive atmosphere in conjunction with exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Celebrating its 12th edition, Hola Mexico Film Festival returns to Los Angeles in September 2020, offering film enthusiasts a chance to screen many beloved Mexican films and interact with the filmmakers and talent through special events. Sponsors include: Cinelatino, Corolla, HBO, Delta Aeromexico, Herradura, and UNAM LA.