FICG in LA | 9 Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles
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Program

Friday, September 20, 2019
STEVEN SPIELBERG THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIAN
10:00 AM

Esu and the universo

Brazil, Nigeria, Slovenia, Spain
STEVEN SPIELBERG THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIAN
12:00 PM

499 Years

Mexico, Germany
STEVEN SPIELBERG THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIAN
4:00 PM

We Are Our Mountains

Uruguay
Through testimonies by Armenians living overseas, We are our mountains features a number of life stories which make up a larger one: a sense of community to overcome adversity, even when one is abroad, and to safeguard cultural expressions as a catalyst and compass for progress.
LLOYD E. RIGLER THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIAN
7:00 PM

The Wall of Mexico

USA
Dirección · Director
Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak
Guión · Screenplay
Zachary Cotler
Fotografía · Cinematography
Lyn Moncrief
Música · Music
Zachary Cotler
Sonido · Sound
Nick Baldock
Director de arte · Production designer
Tomas Owen
Edición · Editor
Gabriel Foster Prior
Productor · Producer
Marla Arreola, Adrian Durazo, Sarahi Castro
Intérpretes · Cast
Jackson Rathbone, Esai Morales, Mariel Hemingway, Xander Berkeley
Contacto · Contact
Visit Films. info@visitfilms.com
A young handyman begins working for a decadently wealthy Mexican-American family and is drawn into a bitter feud when the family decides to build a wall to stop white locals from stealing their highly precious well water.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
12:45 PM

The Sharks

Uruguay, Argentina
Dirección · Director
Lucía Garibaldi
Guión · Screenplay
Lucía Garibaldi
Fotografía · Cinematography
Germán Nocella Sedes
Música · Music
Fabrizio Rossi, Miguel Recalde
Sonido · Sound
Mercedes Tennina
Director de arte · Production designer
Nicole Davrieux, María Victoria Figueredo
Edición · Editor
Sebastián Schjaer
Productor · Producer
Pancho Magnou Arnábal
Intérpretes · Cast
Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini, Fabian Arenillas, Valeria Lois, Antonella
Aquistapache
Contacto · Contact
Visit Films
info@visitfilms.com
14-year-old Rosina lives in a beach resort rumored to be plagued by sharks. Upon meeting the older Joselo, she feels a desire to bridge the distance between their bodies and begins to circle him, as if inspired by the mysterious predators.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
1:30 PM

FICG in L.A. Short Film Program 1

Presents

It's Going to be Beautiful
Guaxuma
Birds in the City
Bodas de Oro
La herencia del viento
La bruja del fósforo paseante
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
2:30 PM

Oblatos: Epic Flight Into The Night

Uruguay
Dirección · Director
Acelo Ruiz Villanueva
Guión · Screenplay
Acelo Ruiz Villanueva
Fotografía · Cinematography
Fernando Hernández García
Música · Music
El Gabinete
Sonido · Sound
Diana Rocha
Edición · Editor
Acelo Ruiz Villanueva 
Productor · Producer
Acelo Ruiz Villanueva
Intérpretes · Cast
Antonio Orozco Michel, Álvaro Mario Cartagena López, 
Bertha Lilia Gútierrez Campos, Enrique Velasquez Martín 
Contacto · Contact
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica
divulgacion@elccc.com.mx
Guaymas and Toño seem ordinary citizens. They are united by a common past: both were imprisoned in the Oblatos Penitentiary, in Guadalajara, for being part of the September 23rd Communist League, the largest urban guerrilla in Mexico in the 70s. On January 22, 1976, they escaped in a complex operation that perplexed the police corporations. In this documentary, they tell how they organized the escape, why they fought and why they’re fighting now.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
4:00 PM

One Taxi Ride

México, Singapur
Dirección · Director
Mak CK
Fotografía · Cinematography
Mak CK
Música · Music
James Morris
Sonido · Sound
Mak CK
Edición · Editor
Mak CK
Producción · Produced by
Mak CK, Román Rangel Ordóñez
Intérpretes · Cast
Erick Ricardo Cid Gutiérrez
Contacto · Contact 
Román Rangel Ordóñez
mayorcrunch@gmail.com
Mak CK 
makck21@gmail.com
Erick’s life changed forever when he took a cab. The driver and two accomplices sexually assaulted him. After feeling broken for 10 years, he embarks on a journey to reclaim his life, changing the world around him along the way.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
5:15 PM

Intolerance No More.

USA
Dirección · Director
Sergio Guerrero Garzafox
Guión · Screenplay
Jennifer Irons y Sergio Guerrero
Fotografía · Cinematography
Xavier Grobet ASC, AMC
Música · Music
Ralf Lichtenberg
Sonido · Sound
Ray Gaona Sound on set
Leonardo Granados Sound editor and mixer
Director de arte · Production designer
Abel Soto
Adalberto Lujan
Edición · Editor
Peggy Davis
Productores · Producers
Sergio Guerrero
Yeniffer Behrens
DeWayne Cox
Mauricio Mendoza
Rolando Nichols
Veronica De Gregorio
Intérpretes · Cast
Paulette Patterson
Christina Morrell
Lizza Monet Morales
Helen Kennedy
Contacto · Contact
Sergio Guerrero Garzafox
mailsergiog@gmail.com
An African American woman has an encounter with a white police officer. A shotgun goes off! The world watches a media circus real-time hunt for her and the truth.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
6:15 PM

Cinema Morocco

USA
Dirección · Director
Ricardo Calil
Guión · Screenplay
Ricardo Calil
Fotografía · Cinematography
Carol Quintanilha, Loiro Cunha
Música · Music
André Namur
Sonido · Sound
Flávio Guedes, Ricardo Pinta
Director de arte · Production designer
Denise Fujimoto
Edición · Editor
Jordana Berg 
Productor · Producer
Eliane Ferreira, Pablo Iraola    
Intérpretes · Cast
Agnaldo Vieira, Alexandre João Alberto, Dulcelina Nunes, 
Fagner Rodrigues de Oliveira, Joseph Ojong Akem, 
Osvaldo Pestana, Tatiane Cristine Dias de Oliveira
Contacto · Contact
Eliane Ferreira 
eliane@muiraquitafilmes.com
The story of the homeless, African refugees and Latin American immigrants who occupied an abandoned cinema and the artistic process that turned them into movie stars. The film crew reopened the theatre, screened the classic movies and invited the residents for an acting workshop where, then as actors, they reenacted the most striking moments of these films. Before facing the reality of losing their homes, they occupied the cinema not only as a physical space but as a place of dreams. They went from life to fiction, from three to two dimensions – inhabiting the noblest place of a theatre: the screen.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
7:30 PM

El Norte

USA, UK
Dirección · Director
Gregory Nava
Productor · Producer
Anna Thomas
Guión · Screenplay
Gregory Nava and
Anna Thomas
Fotografía · Cinematography
James Glennon
Sonido · Sound
Robert Yerington
Edición · Editor
Betsy Blankett
Production Design
David Wasco
Música · Music
Los Folkloristas, Melecio
Martínez, Samuel Barber
Intérpretes · Cast
Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando.
Rosa and Enrique fled from their remote Mayan town after the dead of their parents at the hands of Army troops, and left towards “The North” (USA) looking for a better and safer life.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
8:30 PM

Mirai no Mirai

Japan
Dirección · Director
Mamoru Hosoda
Guión · Screenplay
Mamoru Hosoda
Fotografía · Cinematography
Ryo Horibe
Música · Music
Takagi Masakatsu
Sonido · Sound
XXX
Director de arte · Production designer
XXX
Edición · Editor
Shigeru Nishiyama
Productor · Producer
Yuichiro Saito
Intérpretes · Cast
Gen Hoshino, Haru Kuroki, Koji Yakusho
Contacto · Contact
GKIDS
exhibitors@gkids.com
Kun is spoiled and pampered little four-year-old who finds himself being ignored on the birth of his little sister Mirai, Kun struggles to cope with the new situations thrown at him in his home. But suddenly the teenage version of his sister travels back in time from the future to share with Kun an extraordinary adventure of unimaginable proportions.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
12:30 PM

Midnight Family

Mexico, USA
Dirección · Director
Luke Lorentzen
Fotografía · Cinematography
Luke Lorentzen
Música · Music
Los Shajatos
Sonido · Sound
Matías Barberis
Edición · Editor
Luke Lorentzen 
Productor · Producer
Kellen Quinn, Luke Lorentzen, Daniela Alatorre, Elena Fortes
Intérpretes · Cast
Juan Ochoa, Fer Ochoa, Josué Ochoa, Manuel Hernández
Contacto · Contact
krquinn@gmail.com
In a city where the government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for a population of over nine million, the Ochoa family is a crucial element for survival. This family of unregistered private paramedics even though they have the reputation for being trustworthy they must deal with the sudden escalation of bribes that could get them involved in ethically questionable practices of making money off patients in difficult situations.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
12:45 PM

45 Days in Jarbar

Dirección · Director
César Aréchiga
Guión · Screenplay
César Aréchiga, Clementina Mantellini
Fotografía · Cinematography
Claudia Becerril Bulos
Edición · Editor
Clementina Mantellini 
Productor · Producer
César Aréchiga, Mayra Espinosa
Contacto · Contact
César Aréchiga
arte.arechiga@gmail.com
The plastic artist·director César Arechiga recreates his living room and studio in the maximum-security prison of Puente Grande, Jalisco, Mexico, in which fifteen inmates learn about paper production, clay modelling, sculpting and painting. Showing us an aspect of their nature yet unknown to the public through this artistic interaction, the inmates share their personal experiences of how they became involved with the world of drug trafficking.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
2:15 PM

Asphyxia

Guatemala, España, Mexico
Dirección · Director
Ana Isabel Bustamante    
Guión · Screenplay
Ana Isabel Bustamante, Barbara Sarsola-Day    
Fotografía · Cinematography
Carla Molina
Música · Music
Patrick Ghislain
Sonido · Sound
Eduardo Cáceres, Patrick Ghislain
Edición · Editor
Ana Isabel Bustamante, Xavi Pereiro 
Productor · Producer
Joaquín Ruano
Intérpretes · Cast
José Cruz, Rosa María Bustamante, Maryelena Bustamante
Contacto · Contact
Cine Concepción – Joaquín Ruano 
producciones.concepcion@gmail.com
Ana sometimes is short of breath; her mother thinks it’s because during her pregnancy, for a moment she couldn’t breathe. It was the afternoon of February 13, 1982, the day her father, Emil, was detained and disappeared. Now, amidst the silence and fear that reign in a post-war society, Ana submerges herself in the memory of those who knew her father, in the memories that have not been spoken or have been hidden, the only place where the remote possibility of finding his remains and attaining some sort of justice.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
2:45 PM

Perro Bomba

Chile, France
Dirección · Director
Juan Cáceres
Guión · Screenplay
Juan Cáceres
Fotografía · Cinematography
Valeria Fuentes
Música · Music
Sonido · Sound
Christian Cosgrove (Yagán Films)
Director de arte · Production designer
Constanza Chacana
Edición · Editor
Diego Figueroa, Andrea Chignoli
Productor · Producer
Alejandro Ugarte, Esteban Sandoval, Samuel Chauvin
Intérpretes · Cast
Steevens Benjamin, Alfredo Castro, Blanca Lewin, Gastón Salgado, Junior
Benjamín
Contacto · Contact
Alejandro Ugarte
ugarteaudiovisual@gmail.com
Steevens has 21 years old is a Haitian migrant with a simple and stable life in Chile. But when his childhood friend Junior who has 19 years old arrives, Steevens quiet life turns chaotic. Steevens gets involved in a viralized fight and is disowned by his own community, friends, and society. Without papers and home, Steevens wander around Santiago searching for an opportunity to be happy again. He finds support in the margins of society.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 5)
4:30 PM

The Battle of the Volcano

El Salvador, Mexico
Dirección · Director
Julio López
Guión · Screenplay
Julio López
Fotografía · Cinematography
Álvaro Rodríguez
Edición · Editor
David Gallardo 
Productor · Producer
Francisco Morales
Contacto
Julio López Fernández
juliolopezf.cm@gmail.com
A group of guerrilla and military veteran face the hate of their past and the pain of their present when 25 years later, they return to the neighbourhoods of San Salvador where they held the definitive battle of the Salvadorian Civil War.
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES (AUDITORIUM 6)
5:15 PM

Infection

Venezuela, Mexico
Dirección · Director
Flavio Pedota
Guión · Screenplay
Flavio Pedota, Yeimar Cabral
Fotografía · Cinematography
Eduardo R. Servello
Música · Music
Blake Matthew
Sonido · Sound
Ricardo Arteaga, Óscar Victoria
Director de arte · Production designer
Francisco Bugallo
Edición · Editor
Wil Pacheco, Antonio Bribiesca
Productor · Producer
Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio, David Ferreira, Flavio Pedota
Intérpretes · Cast
Ruben Guevara, Leonidas Urbina, Magdiel González, Genna Chanelle Hayes, Luca De Lima
Contacto · Contact
Flavio Pedota
agencialuzcreativa@gmail.com
A Russian man is in Caracas under the influence of the Krokodil drug, when he gets infected with the rabies virus and starts an epidemic of aggressive and cannibalistic beings. Doctor Adam Vargas is in the midst of all this when he begins a journey within a ravaged Venezuela to save his son from being infected.
LLOYD E. RIGLER THEATRE AT THE EGYPTIAN
7:00 PM

The Rodriguez and the Far Side

España
Director · Director
Pago Arango
Guión · Screenplay
Paco Arango
Fotografía · Cinematography
Carles Gusi
Música · Music
Nathan Wang
Sonido · Sound
Miguel Rojas/Menos 12 DB
Director de arte · Production designer
Javier Fernandez
Edición
Productor
Paco Arango y Álvaro Garnica
Intérpretes · Cast
Edu Soto
Marian Treviño
Omar Chaparro
Rossy de Palma
Geraldine Chaplin
Maria Blanco
Sara Jimenez
Rodrigo Simon
Lucas Laso
Oscar Casas
Placido Domingo
Contacto · Contact
Leonardo Cordero
lcordero@cinepolis.com
The Rodriguez is a family like any other, or so they believed. Everything will change when they discover that their late grandfather was from another planet. To make matters worse, he left a cosmic door in the storage room of the family house where he could access his world. Unwittingly, his grandson Nicolás put it into operation and the caos will take over this family that will receive inhuman powers that they don’t know how to control.
Monday, September 23, 2019
CONSULADO GENERAL DE MÉXICO EN LOS ANGELES
12:00 PM

FICG in L.A. Short Film Program 2

Presents

It's Going to be Beautiful
Guaxuma
Bodas de Oro
La herencia del viento
Building Dreams