Photo: Hola Mexico Film Festival
The Hola Mexico Film Festival (HMFF) announced the list of actors and filmmakers attending their film screenings at the festival and the eleven non-profit agencies selected as partners for the 2012 edition of the 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 from May 24th to 30th. The fastest growing Latino themed film festival in Los Angeles is also now the longest running with seven consecutive nights of film screenings.
The growing list of actors and filmmakers confirmed to attend the screenings of their respective films include: Dulce Maria and Carmen Salinas of ¿Alguien ha visto a Lupita? (Have You Seen Lupita?); Everardo Gout (director) and Tenoch Huerta of Días de gracia (Days of Grace); Alejandra Sanchez, director of Agnus Dei – Cordero de Dios; Pedro Pablo Ybarra (director), Aislinn Derbez and Mane de la Parra from El cielo en tu mirada (Heaven in Your Eyes); Juan Carlos Rulfo, director of De Pan6a6o (Barely Passing); Everardo Reyes, director of Cielo Abierto (The Open Sky); Kyzza Terrazas, director of El lenguaje de los machetes (Machete Language); Carmen Beato and Diana Garcia from Aquí entre nos (Just Between Us); Roberto Girault, director of Ella y el candidato (The Candidate’s Wife); Jack Zagha, director of Adiós mundo cruel (Good Bye Cruel World); Adriana Trujillo, director of Félix: Autoficciones de un traficante (Felix: Self-Fictions of a Smuggler); among others.
¡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.