Hola Mexico Film Festival :"Adiós Clichés"

Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday, 15 November 2012
  • To: Wednesday, 21 November 2012
  • Address: Cinema Paradiso Northbridge WA
Say Adios to clichés and hola to films and fiestas!
The el Tren (train) has left Mexico and after a successful tour through Los Angeles, it is now set to head around Australia, for the 7th annual Hola Mexico Film Festival, arriving in Perth on Nov 15.
To ensure the festival starts off with a bang, Hola are throwing an exciting opening night party in every city, which includes a screening of the feel good flick Mariachi Gringo, which stars X-Mena, Shawn Ashmore and features the beautiful music of the world famous mariachi singer Lila Downs who recently toured Australia. The excitement doesn't end there though, with the screening flowing straight in to a fiery fiesta of an after party.  The Sol, tequila and authentic Mexican food and performances will flow while we party the night away.
Hola Festival Director Samuel Douek says: This year Hola Mexico is lining up to be one of the best yet. The Film Festival has something to offer to everyone. Whether you want to take a peek in to the passion of professional kitchens, the strands that hold a family together, the traditions that tear us apart, or just hear some amazing music from the other side of the world, Hola promises something exciting and passionate,  he says.
Combining the very best of everything Mexican for a week of fun, film and food, The Festival gives you the chance to catch a glimpse of the heart of Mexico on the big screen, mixed in with drama, love, romance, and hard hitting documentaries.
So don't miss out on the journey, put the dates in your dairy and get ready to delve in to Mexico from the comfort of an Australian cinema!

SOL's Opening Night Fiesta!

Thursday, November 15 at Cinema Paradiso
Join us from 6.30pm for the 7.00pm film before
SOL's Opening Night Fiesta which includes Sol Beer, Milagro Tequila, Barwick wines 
and Mexican Food from That Little Mexican Place!
Early Bird tickets: $35.00 (on sale Oct 15 to November 3rd) l General Admission $40.00
MEXICO, USA 2012, 107MIN
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.
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festival website:
Stay tuned for more info on this year's festival line-up!
DVD screeners available shortly
Interviews available with:
Festival Director Samuel Douek, and Perth producer Itzel Rosas
media contact:
Mardi Crocker at Cinema Paradiso
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