Remezcla and Concā Vodka hosted a series of intimate events in Silver Lake to launch the first vodka Panamericano made combining ingredients from both the
U.S. and Mexico as a prelude to NALIP’s Media Summit. Over the course of six days, they brought together some of L.A.’s most innovative Latino creatives in
art, food, film, music, and more to celebrate the rich blend of cultures, passions, and experiences that give L.A. its carácter.
For over ten years in Mexico, Ambulante has provided bold documentary storytellers a platform to reach diverse audiences. Ambulante California is still a
growing organization, and as Christina Davila gears up for the second edition of the festival in the U.S, this delightful reception kicked off their
individual giving campaign, celebrated existing partners and began to develop new partnerships for the future. But most of all Remezcla and Concā Vodka hosted the event to celebrate documentary cinema and the upcoming Ambulante documentary festival tour September 19 – October 4, to take place in different public spaces all
over the Greater LA area. Including Pershing Square.
The director of Ambulante California, Christine Davila, unveiled part of
the program which includes a doc from Guadalajara which so inspired me.
She spoke about the
particularities of the docs which are in fact universal in meaning.
The official lineup will come soon and we’ll have it for you as soon as
Ambulante makes the announcement. Last year’s program included films like “Alive Inside,” “Living Stars,” “Las Marthas,” and “Bronx Obama.”
On the other hand New York-based entertainment and culture outlet, Remezcla, was very well represented by Vanessa Erazo – its film section editor. Erazo briefly talked about Remezcla’s new partnership with Conca, and screened a video blog documenting Costa Rican filmmaker Paz Fabrega, as she arrived to the World Premiere of her film “Viaje” at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Fabrega’s film is the first Costa Rican feature to screen at the renowned festival.
It was a beautiful night at a private residence in Silverlake. Among the
many writers, directors, producers and actors was the new film
programmer for the Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, who also programs shorts and world
cinema for Sundance, Dilcia Barrera, and Benjamin-Shalom Rodriguez of
Studios – Eugenio Derbez’ and Ben Odell’s new production company.
The talk was varied and interesting and the feeling was positive that
this new generation
of talent is ready to assume its role in the independent and
Hollywood filmmaking community.
Check out Ambulante’s ongoing blog and learn more about this unique documentary festival below:
Ambulante is a community-driven, pop up film festival which partners up with local organizations to create free documentary screening events, with the aim
of reflecting multicultural perspectives, spark dialogue and sharing communal experiences.
Ambulante California is a 501c3 non–profit organization that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural change.
The mobile film series travels to areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture.
Ambulante activates unique public exhibition spaces and curates a selection of documentaries that reflect multicultural perspectives, spark dialogue, and
enhance cross-cultural appreciation. Ambulante offers 100% of its programming for free. In addition to the annual festival, the non-profit works year round
to present community screenings in collaboration with other non-profits and civic organizations. The aim is to build an extensive network of partners to
launch Ambulante film tours across the U.S.
(For its inaugural edition, the 2014 Ambulante California Documentary Film Festival partnered with over 40 community partners to organize 15 screening
events in 13 different public venues across the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area from September 21 to October 4.)
Ambulante California emerges as part of Ambulante Global. Ambulante’s model originated in 2005 from the Mexican non-profit founded by actors and filmmakers
Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes. Aside from Ambulante Mexico: www.ambulante.com.mx and Ambulante California, there is Ambulante
Colombia: www.ambulante.com.co and Ambulante El Salvador: www.ambulante.com.mx/es/global/elsalvador
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