From September 21 – October 4, the two- week documentary tour will travel to a different neighborhood to present a free documentary event in an outdoor/alternative venue. All screening events are free and open to the public. To see the list of films, schedule and venues please visit Here and follow @AmbulanteCA.
Films in the program included Sundance's "Alive Inside" (Sept. 23), "No No: A Documentary" (Sept.26), and "Living Stars" (Sept28) ; Mexican gems "Elevator"(Sept 25) and "Three Voices" (Sept. 27 & Sept. 29); unique visions of life in America such as "Las Marthas" (Sept. 25), "To the Other Side" (Sept. 30) and " Ladonna Harris: Indian 101"(Oct.1); visually astonishing films like "Cairo Drive" (Sept.24), "Alamar" (Oct. 1) and "Bering. Balance and Resistance" (Oct. 2); and classics such as "The Exiles" (Oct.3.).
Tonight Viento Callejero will go on at 6:30pm sharp to start the dancing before the 7pm L.A. premiere screening of "Bronx Obama,"a documentary about a Puerto Rican in the Bronx who looks like the Potus. The filmmaker Ryan Murdock and subject Louis Ortiz will be on hand. The feature film is preceded by "Ink & Paper," a short documentary about a local printing press and paper store. Filmmaker Ben Proudfoot will be present.
Ambulante’s tour will culminate at the Bowtie project at Rio de Los Angeles State Park on October 3 & 4. The Closing Weekend event is in collaboration with California State Parks, Clockshop and La River Revitalization Corporation. Dan Wilcox of Kcrw will be the master of groove festivities on Saturday, October 4 following the 7pm screening of "Yakona," a stunningly cinematic environmental film by filmmakers Paul Collins and Anlo Sepulveda, who will be present for Q&A.
Check out the film festival trailer:
About Dan Wilcox
Dan Wilcox delves beneath the surface of the pop music landscape to shed light on a wealth of penetrating deep-cuts. He works as a music supervisor in various films including 'As Above, So Below' and upcoming film, The Coup by The Weinstein Co. He is the featured DJ for each year’s Barnsdall Wine Tastings and will be doing their Movie Nights in October
About Viento Callejero
Los Angeles based Urban style Cumbia trio that formed in 2013. The group is composed of three talented musicians, Gloria Estrada on guitar, Federico Zuniga on bass, and Gabriel Villa on drums. Together they bring a fresh approach to urban tropical music stripping it down to feature its rawest elements. With Cumbia making a resurgence, artists have been re-mixing and re-interpreting the Classic Cumbias in dance halls all over the world. Viento Callejero represents the newest incarnation of the movement in Los Angeles, breaking down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia Colombiana, Son Montuno, Merengue, Reggae, Dance Hall, Funk, and Rock to create a fresh sound with a new twist that is infectious to the listeners ears, hips, and feet.