HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL 2019

May 31- June 8 // Los Angeles, CA

Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the Montalbán Theatre, Regal Cinemas LA Live and LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes. The Opening Night Gala will be the LA premiere of LAS NIÑAS BIEN/THE GOOD GIRLS directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella. The film was recently awarded the Golden Biznaga at the 22nd annual Malaga Film Festival. The full festival lineup and schedule of events will be unveiled in late April.

JUST ANNOUNCED!

RITA, THE DOCUMENTARY

SPECIAL SCREENING & CONCERT

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 9PM

To celebrate the 30 th anniversary of the influential Mexico City-based art rock band Santa Sabina, Hola Mexico Film Festival presents a screening of Rita, The Documentary, which celebrates the life of the band’s lead singer Rita Guerrero, who passed away in 2011 after a hard-fought battle against breast cancer.
Rita, The Documentary is a polyphonic portrait of Mexico´s 90s through the biography of the musician and actress Rita Guerrero (1964-2011). In addition to being the lead vocalist for Santa Sabina, she committed herself to various social movements such as the Zapatista movement and the electoral left. 

the first time, will enjoy this moving cinematic tribute.

Opening Night Film

Las Niñas Bien

(The Good Girls)

Join us for this screening followed by a star-studded after-party at The Montalbán in the heart of Hollywood.

Surrounded by extravagant luxury, Sofía de Garay (Ilse Salas) lives in a dreamlike cloud of opulence in 1980s Mexico City. Her days are filled with lavish soirees, designer dresses, country-club tennis matches, and all the pleasures reserved for the upper crust. In this world, appearances are everything and friendships are only as strong as your financial status. 

New for 2019

El Otro México

(The Other Mexico)

Highlighting experiences of Mexicans rarely portrayed on screen, these films skillfully present perceptive narratives that challenge the status quo.

La Negrada

(Black Mexicans)

Shot entirely in small towns throughout Oaxaca’s gorgeous Costa Chica, this is the first Mexican fiction film to portray the country’s long-neglected black population.

La Camarista

(The Chambermaid)

An intimate look at the life of a housekeeper in a lavish Mexico City hotel. Despite her labor-intensive job, Eve (Gabriela Cartol), the film’s quiet heroine, is eager to pursue her ambitions for a better life.

Niebla de Culpa

(Mist of Guilt)

Starring Academy Award nominated actress Marina de Tavira (“Roma”), Francisco Laresgoiti’s searing feature comments on the abuse, lack of opportunities, and injustices afflicting people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Mexico, and the entitlement of the ruling class.

El Ombligo De Guie’dani

(Guie’dani’s Navel)

A Zapotec teenager who moves to Mexico City with her mother to work as a housekeeper for an upper-middle-class family.

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