First Mexican Film Festival in Houston 2013
Recently renovated Viva Cinema will host the first Mexican Film Festival in Houston on August 16 and 17. The festival will feature Mexican box office hits that showcase Mexico’s acting and directing talent.
The feature film “Aqui Entre Nos” will open to a red carpet event on Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. The other festival films will be “Colosio, El Asesinato”, “El Fantastico Mundo de Jual Orol” and “Nosotros Los Nobles”.
What: First Mexican Film Festival in Houston
When: August 16 & 17, 2013.
Where: Viva Cinema (PlazAmercias). 7500 Bellaire Blvd #536 Houston TX 77036.
VIP Reception will take place August 16th at 6pm with the presence of Carmen Beato, leading actress for Aqui entre Nos.
AQUÍ ENTRE NOS
(Patricia Martínez de Velasco, Mexico, 2012)
Starring Jesús Ochoa and Carmen Beato
Rodolfo Guerra is tired of being taken for granted by his wife and three daughters. They need the money he brings home, the safety he provides and the odd jobs he does around the house. One morning, Rodolfo wakes up and decides not to go to work. It just takes that one day to break the family routine and open Rodolfo’s eyes and see he has become a stranger in his own home. Knowing that he is risking his job, Rodolfo takes action to address the deceit and a lie with which he has been living, digging deeper and deeper into his family’s secrets to discover the truth in this incisive and heartfelt drama.
COLOSIO, EL ASESINATO
(Carlos Bolado, Mexico, 2012)
Starring José María Yazpik, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Kate del Castillo, Odiseo Bichir
A Mexican box office hit, this fictional thriller is based on the true story of Luis Donaldo Colosio, handpicked successor to President Carlos Salinas, who was shot dead at a campaign rally in March 1994. The movie starts with the assassination and the arrest of an assassin, but nobody knows who’s behind the murder, and rumors of a conspiracy swirl. Intelligence officer Captain Andrés Vázquez is appointed to lead a secret investigation running parallel to the official one. Meanwhile, military officer El Seco, who specializes in selective murders, receives orders to eliminate all witnesses and forensic evidence. The closer Vazquez gets to piecing the puzzle together, the more he endangers his life and the life of his girlfriend.
EL FANTÁSTICO MUNDO DE JUAN OROL
(Sebastián del Amo, Mexico, 2012)
Starring Roberto Sosa
Move over Ed Wood! Mexico’s half-forgotten B-movie master, “involuntary surrealist” Juan Orol, receives a pitch-perfect tribute in this irresistible love letter to a self-made man of showbiz, whose career spanned nearly sixty films. In a glorious black-and-white flashback mingling movie-tainted memories of his Galician childhood, forced exile to Cuba and arrival in Mexico, intrepid “Juanito” pursues failed careers as baseball player, boxer, bullfighter and gangster before landing in the movies-where failure kind of works for him. As Orol, Roberto Sosa exudes droll underdog charm, anchoring a fast-moving comedy where every frame is an infectious homage to a golden age of cinema, the wile of memory and the art of fantasy.
Complete Festival Schedule is listed at www.vivacinema.com. Tickets for each of the films can be purchased on line at VivaCinema.com for $7 each or in person at Viva Cinema’s box office. You can purchase an advance three pack to see all three movies for just $15 at Viva Cinema’s box office any time before August 15, 2013.