Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles – FICG in LA -Announces Line-up

uadalajara International Film Festival In Los Angeles — FICG in LA has announced the program for its third annual edition in Los Angeles. The festival will
take place in Los Angeles from November 1-3, 2013 at the Egyptian Theatre. The 3-day festival will showcase outstanding and award-winning titles from FICG28, which was held earlier this year in Guadalajara.

The entire program can be found at: www.ficginla.com

The Opening Night Presentation (November 1, 2013) will be the US Premiere of
Francisco Franco’s TERCERA LLAMADA (Last Call) will be screened followingthe FICG in LA Awards Presentation to actor, writer, and director Fernando Lujan for achievement in his career including his work on the film Tercera Llamada, to journalist, film critic, and television presenter, Juan Carlos Arciniegas for his contributions to the Latin entertainment community’s presence in the media. The additional award recipients for career achievement are cinematographer Gabriel Beristain and composer Emili Kauderer. The final award will be presented to the non-profit organization, Ambulante for its work supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Ambulante’s Director of Operations, Eva Parentau and Director of Programming, Meghan Monsour will be accepting the awards. A Gala reception in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre will follow the film screening.

The Closing Night Presentation (November 3, 2013) BESOS DE AZUCAR (SUGAR
KISSES) is the West Coast Premiere of Carlos Cuaron’s film. FICG in LA will be the US premiere for LEVANTAMUERTOS (DEATH STROKES),  SOY MUCHO MEJOR QUE VOS (I’M BETTER THAN YOU), PUERTO PADRE (PORT PADRE) and EL SANTOS VS LA TETONA MENDOZA(EL SANTOS VS THE BUSTY MENDOZA). LAS MARIPOSAS DE SADOURNI (SADOURNI’S BUTTERFLIES), QUEBRANTO, and 7 CAJAS (7 BOXES) will all have their Los Angeles premieres at FICG in LA.

This year’s FICG in LA films are as follows:

7 CAJAS (7 BOXES) -Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori

Paraguay, 100 min

BESOS DE AZUCAR (SUGAR KISSES) – Carlos Cuarón

Mexico, 87 min

EL SANTOS VS LA TETONA MENDOZA

(EL SANTOS VS THE BUSTY MENDOZA) -Andrés Couturier, Alejandro Lozan

Mexico, 96 min

LAS MARIPOSAS DE SADOURNI (SADOURNI’S BUTTERFLIES ) -Dario Nard

Argentina, 94 min

LEVANTAMUERTOS (DEAD WEIGHT) –  Miguel Nuñez

Mexico/USA, 82 min

PUERTO PADRE (PORT PADRE) – Gustavo Fallas

Costa Rica/Mexico, 86 min

PURGATORIO – Rodrigo Reyes

Mexico, 80 min

QUEBRANTO –  Rodrigo Reyes

Mexico, 92 min

SOY MUCHO MEJOR QUE VOS – (I’M BETTER THAN YOU) – Che Sandoval

Chile, 85 min

TERCERA LLAMADA (LAST CALL) -Francisco Franco

Mexico, 92 min

WORKERS -José Luis Valle

Mexico, 120 min

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: https://ficginla.eventbrite.com:

Ticket Price

Opening Night Gala, Recognition Awards Ceremony & Reception – $ 30

Closing Night Gala and Regular Screenings – $ 9

Please call 661-724-0807 if you have any questions about how to purchase your ticket to FICG in LA.

The proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to flood victims in Mexico.

ABOUT FICG in LA

FICG in LA is a window into the world of contemporary Mexican and Ibero-American cinema and it is an extension of the Guadalajara International Film Festival. This year′s FICG in LA will take place at Hollywood′s historic Egyptian Theatre, right in the heart of the worldwide film and entertainment industry. The festival is designed for people to come and explore the diverse regional narratives of Mexican and Ibero-America cinema, and to help critically acclaimed films from these regions reach a wider audience.

Los Angeles provides an essential backdrop for the showcase to take place because of its strong cultural ties to Latin American communities all across the globe. This year’s sponsors of FICG in LA include Cultura UDG, Feria del Libro in Espanol in Los Angeles, UDG TV, The National Council for Culture and The Arts, and the Mexican Consulate General. In addition, This year, FICG in LA is partnering with local organizations and consulates who embrace independent film and the goals of FICG in LA. Those partners include Film Independent, Project Involve, Outfest, The Argentinian Consulate General, The Chilean Consulate General, and the Asociacion de Egresados del la Universidad de Guadalalajara en Los Angeles.

www.ficginla.com

Expected to attend this year’s festival are:

The Cast of TERCERA LLAMADA – OPENING NIGHT FILM – Audience Award and Best Actress – Female Ensemble – FICG 28
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Irene Azuela, Mariana Treviño, and Fernando Luján (Supporting Actor and Award Recipient of FICG in LA recognition) Francisco Franco    Director, Laura Imperiale       Producer

Comic book artists TRINO (José Trinidad Camacho Orozco) and JIS ( José Ignacio Solórzano)

The artists behind The Santos vs.’s Busty Mendoza” based on the famous comic strip characters of the same name.

Carlos Cuaron – The Director of SUGAR KISSES – Besos de Azucar – CLOSING NIGHT GALA. Carlos Cuarón (Mexico City, 1966) is a screenwriter and film director. He has been nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for the film Y tu mamá también and won in the same category the Silver Lion at the Venice International Film Festival. In 1991 he won an Ariel for best original screenplay for Sólo con tu pareja. He debuted as a director in the feature film Rudo y cursi.

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