Cine Las Americas and Ambulante Present:
Friday, May 6th, 2016 and Saturday, May 7th, 2016
8:00PM each evening
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)
Cine Las Americas presents a special showcase in partnership with Ambulante, a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Each of the documentary films in this series tackles issues that resonate not only in Mexico, but also internationally. The films selected reflect both organizations’ missions, in particular, support of documentary filmmaking as a means to promote discourse around important contemporary issues.
Ambulante is a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural change. Founded in Mexico in 2005 by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes, Ambulante brings documentary films and training programs to places where they are rarely available in order to foster a cultural exchange, encourage a participative, informed and critical attitude in audiences, and open new channels of expression in Mexico and abroad.
Each year, Ambulante organizes an international film festival that tours Mexico for two months. They present over 100 documentaries, invite more than 80 guests and hold screenings in over 200 venues. Ambulante is currently the largest documentary film festival in Mexico, and a unique exhibition space in the world. It is a non-competitive film festival, and over 60% of its activities are for free. In addition, Ambulante has concurrently developed several educational and cultural projects: Ambulante Beyond, Ambulante Global, Ambulante Grants, Ambulante Presenta, Ambulante Online and Ambulante Ediciones.
For more information, please visit www.ambulante.com.mx.
|Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)|
|Start time||Original Title||English Title||Director||Countries||Runtime|
|Friday, May 6
|Llévate mis amores||All of Me||Arturo González Villaseñor||Mexico||90 min|
|Saturday, May 7
|The Man Who Saw Too Much||The Man Who Saw Too Much||Trisha Ziff||Mexico||89 min|