Guadalajara International Film Festival In Los Angeles

If you have an interest in international films, I recommend you attend the 4th annual Guadalajara International Film Festival September 4-7 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The film festival is an extension of the prominent film festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. You'll have the opportunity to see critically acclaimed films and the work of independent and emerging filmmakers.

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Many of the films in the festival showcase the collaborative efforts between the film industries of Mexico, the United States and Canada. The results is the creation of groundbreaking films that represent the rich multicultural stories of the ethnically diverse filmmakers. Don't miss the U.S. premiere of Nicolas Echeverria's "Echo of the Mountain," a portrait of Huichol artist Santos de la Torre, and the winner of the Best First Film Award "Los Angeles" from American filmmaker Damian John Harper. The film is set in Oaxaca and the majority of the dialogue is in Zapoteco. Also consider attending the Opening Night film "The Hours with You," by award-winning director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta. There are many noteworthy films to see and most include a post-screening Q & A session with the filmmakers and talent. In addition to the films there will be a variety of events and panel discussions throughout the four-day festival.


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Michele Garza is the Producer of the KCET Cinema Series.


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