|October 25, 2012||to||November 4, 2012|
Mexican Film Festival and Fiesta 2012 - fun film food - Say Adios to Clichés and Hola to Mexico
- Melbourne 19 -28 October 2012 – ACMI Cinemas
- Sydney 26 October - 4 November 2012 - Event Cinemas
Mexican Film Festival tickets for the annual fiesta go on-sale from October 5 for $14.50-$17.50 and can be purchased at http://www.holamexicoff.com/. The Mexican Festival combines the best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, as the Festival screens 11 feature films, 5 documentaries and one double header.
Hola Mexico Film Festival 2012 Key Dates:
Melbourne // ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre For The Moving Image // 19 – 28 October
Sydney // Event Cinemas George St // 26 October – 4 of November
Adelaide // Mercury Cinema // 9 – 14 of November
Perth // Cinema Paradiso // 15 – 21 of November
Melbourne Opening Night Fiesta: Oct 19 at 7.15pm
Sydney Opening Night Fiesta: October 25 at 7:30pm
Adelaide Opening Night Fiesta: Nov 9 at 7:00pm
Perth Opening Night Fiesta: Nov 15 Time TBA
Hola Mexico Film Festival is now in its 7th year with a proud tradition of embracing, celebrating and questioning all that is Mexico. Combining family friendly films with fiestas, dramas and documentaries in an entertaining, informative and fun week of film, Hola is a festival with something to offer everyone, tears, laughter, information and some questions to ask and answer.
Samuel Douek – Festival Director
Hola Mexico Feature Films
MARIACHI GRINGO- opening night special // DIR. TOM GUSTAFSON (MEXICO, USA 2012, 107MIN, HD) // CAST: MARTHA HIGAREDA, SHAWN ASHMORE, LILA DOWNS, ADRIANA BARRAZA
A stifled, small-town young man stuck in a dead end life, runs away to Mexico to be a mariachi singer. Mariachi Gringo is a musical tour-de-force exploring the reality of “following your dreams” across cultural, personal, social and geographical borders. The film brings a unique blend of talent to the screen, starting Shawn Ashmore (X man), Martha Higareda, and internationally renowned Mariachi singer Lila Downs. The film depicts the beauty of Mexico and the folklore of its culture in this hearty comedy.
To view a trailer go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TMre02LDto