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The Hola Mexico Film Tour 2018, a traveling film festival featuring eight of the most popular and acclaimed recently-released Mexican movies, arrives in San Diego this October! Media Arts Center’s San Diego Latino Film Festival will be bringing the tour to our Digital Gym Cinema North Park from October 19th through the 25th. Each film will be presented in Spanish w/ English subtitles.
All Access Pass:
Regular : Pay for 6 films, watch all 8! Price: $66.00. A $22.00 value! (Regular admission: $11.00 per ticket).
Student/ Seniors / Veterans: Pay for 6 films, watch all 8! Price: $51.00. A $37.00 value! (Senior / Student / Veteran Admission: $8.50 per ticket)
Regular Admission: $11.00 // Students, Seniors and Veterans: $8.50 // Members: $7.50
Film selection includes:
SACUDETE LAS PENAS
Dir. Andres Ibañez Diaz Infante. (Mexico, 2018, 90 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
González, an inmate serving a long sentence, tells the story of Pepe Frituras, Mexico City’s most famous dancer, who would lose his freedom during a night out partying, ending up in the Palace of Lecumberri -the country’s most dangerous penitentiary. Through anecdotes filled with music, dances, and romance, González narrates how he became the only convict that managed to escape the prison walls using the power of his imagination.
Friday, October 19: 7:45
Saturday, October 20: 3:35
Sunday, October 21: 10:00
Tuesday, October 23: 8:25
Thursday, October 25: 1:05
ME GUSTA PERO ME ASUSTA
Dir. Beto Gómez. (Mexico, 2017, 100 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
As the descendant of one of the most influential families in the state of Sinaloa, Brayan Rodríguez is the one chosen to conquer the big city by expanding his family’s secret businesses. Claudia is the classic confused dreamer, who is taking a sabbatical year while she “finds her calling;” all at her father’s expense. Me Gusta Pero Me Asusta revolves around what could happen if these two opposite worlds collide. Extravagant characters full of contradictions set in motion a story with which more than one will identify.
Friday, October 19: 3:10
Saturday, October 20: 8:05
Monday, October 22: 10:05
Tuesday, October 23: 3:40
Dir. Natalia Beristain. (Mexico, 2017, 85 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
Introverted and bright, Rosario Castellano is a university student who is ahead of her time and doesn’t fit the expectations. In the early 1950s in Mexico City, she is fighting to have her voice heard in a society run by men. She is about to become one of the most important female writers in the history of Mexican literature, but her tumultuous love story with Ricardo Guerra will manifest her fragility and contradictions. At the peak of her career and risking her marriage, she will ignite a discussion that will mark a turning point in her life and that of many other Mexican women.
Monday, October 22: 3:05
Tuesday, October 23: 1:05
Wednesday, October 24: 8:00
Dir. Marcelo Tobar. (Mexico 2017, 70 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
Oso Polar is the first Mexican film entirely shot on an iPhone. It tells the story of 38-year-old Heriberto, a closeted gay man, who is seeing former classmates for the first time in many years. On a Saturday morning, Heriberto takes two of his elementary school friends, Flor and Trujillo, on a ride across Mexico City to attend a class reunion – which he is dreading. On the road, the three of them reminisce about the good old days until gradually Flor and Trujillo regress to the bullies they once were as kids, and Heriberto is once again confronted with the traumas of his childhood. Now, 25 years later, he must decide whether to strike back or continue to endure their attacks.
Sunday, October 21: 8:10
Wednesday, October 24: 10:00
Thursday, October 25: 3:10
LA GRAN PROMESA
Dir. Jorge Ramírez-suárez. (Mexico, 2018, 120 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
A young man, Sergio de Alba, must—as a last resort—kidnap his own newborn daughter to prevent her custody from falling into the wrong hands. Outrunning the authorities, he sacrifices his citizenship and career by retreating to Europe after leaving his child in the care of his close friends in Mexico. Decades later, he must find a way home—whatever the cost.
Saturday, October 20: 1:05
Monday, October 22: 7:35
Wednesday, October 24: 3:10
ERES MI PASION
Dir. Anwar Safa. (Mexico, 2018, 105 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
Based on the successful Argentine film El fútbol o yo, this comedy tells the story of Pedro Gallo, a passionate soccer aficionado and loyal fan of the Cruz Azul club, a team that despite the defeats and disappointments continues to be adored by its followers. Pedro breathes soccer 24 hours a day and his life revolves around fútbol. His obsession is such that he has stopped paying attention to his loved ones, including his wife. On the verge of losing everything that really matters in his life, Pedro must choose between his sports addiction, and the opportunity to recover his family.
Friday, October 19: 1:05
Sunday, October 21: 4:00
Wednesday, October 24: 1:05
Thursday, October 25: 7:10
COMO MATAR A UN ESPOSO MUERTO
Dir. Conrado Martínez. (Mexico, 2017, 90 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
Inspired by true events, this irreverent comedy revolves around Carolina, a dedicated mother of two girls married to Germán, a businessman and a womanizer enabled by his brother and partner Fernando. Just when Carolina decides to leave him, Germán dies unexpectedly leaving all his fortune, and the custody of his daughters, to Fernando. Carolina is left alone and on the street. In order to find her happiness again, she must face numerous obstacles to destroy her ex-husband and ruin his legacy, even after his death.
Sunday, October 21: 6:10
Monday, October 22: 1:05
Thursday, October 25: 5:10
Dir. Issa López. (Mexico, 2017, 84 Min., Spanish W/ English Subtitles)
Hailed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro as one of the best Mexican films in recent years, Issa Lopez’s dark fantasy is a heartfelt genre film that surpasses all expectations. Its protagonist, 10-year-old Estrella, has three wishes. The first one is for her missing mother to return. Her wish is granted, but her mother is dead and her ghost follows her everywhere. Terrified, Estrella tries to escape by joining a gang of orphan children, but she quickly discovers that in the real world, ghosts are never truly left behind, and that only the bravest survive the brutality and violence that surround her.
Friday, October 19: 9:45
Saturday, October 20: 10:05
Tuesday, October 23: 10:25
Thursday, October 25: 9:30
*All films are presented in Spanish with English subtitles
All movie screenings to take place at Media Arts Center San Diego’s Digital Gym CINEMA North Park, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 (Off 805 Freeway, corner of 30th street & El Cajon Blvd).
$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online.
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