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Actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna are two of the co-founders behind Ambulante, a film festival that tours Mexico bringing documentaries to communities typically without access to such movies. Now they wish to spread the festival to the United States and tour across California, and they’ve turned to Kickstarter to help make it happen.
Their goal is to raise roughly $52K in order to schedule screening events and bring filmmakers and other guests across the state. If they raise the money, they say the California tour will act as a pilot program to be able to schedule future events across other parts of the country.
Ambulante started in 2005 by Bernal, Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes, travelling across 12 different states in Mexico. They’ve screened everything from Oscar winner Searching for Sugar Man to the critically acclaimed The Act of Killing and the LCD Soundsystem rock-doc Shut Up and Play the Hits. »
- Brian Welk
Moving forward on its first official attempt to establish a long-term presence outside Latin America, Mexico’s Ambulante – an innovative itinerant docu fest created by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, producer Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes – has launched a Kickstarter crowd-sourcing campaign to back its first U.S. documentary tour in Los Angeles.
Running Sept. 21 to Oct. 4, Ambulante California will travel and tap into Los Angeles’ multi-ethnic neighborhoods to connect and activate audiences offering free docu screenings at different alternative venues, from universities to community centers, museums to parks and makeshift outdoor spaces.
One opening event wil be a screening of Eugenio Polgovsky’s 2004’“Tropico de Cancer,” about families surviving in Mexico’s San Luis Potosi desert by hunting animals. The documentary inspired Bernal and Luna to co-found Ambulante, said Luna.
The program will showcase U.S. and international documentaries, and offer a focus on Mexican docu highlights screened by Ambulante over the last decade. »
- John Hopewell
The nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film, have been announced and Diego Luna's "Cesar Chavez" is up for four awards: Best Picture Best Actor (Michael Pena) Best Actress (America Ferrera) Best Actress (Rosario Dawson) The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, airing as a one hour special on PBS SoCal. The complete list of nominees is below: Best Primetime Television Program: Drama or Comedy The Bridge (FX Networks/Shine America and FX Productions) Chicago P.D. (NBC/Wolf Films/NBCUniversal Television) The Fosters (ABC Family in association with Prodco, Inc.) Law & Order: Svu ...
- Sydney Levine
Taormina, Sicily -- Friday turned out to be soccer themed at the Taormina Film Fest, with a late afternoon screening of Italy's World Cup soccer match against Costa Rica drawing the day's biggest crowds, ahead of the Teatro Antico Italian premiere of Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez. The fest handed out several awards ahead of the Cesar Chavez screening, including one to former Italian soccer star Antonio Cabrini. Among the other honorees: Italian producer Marina Cicogna, whose 1970 crime drama Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra ogni sospetto) won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language
- Eric J. Lyman
Mexican stars Gael García and Diego Luna need your help. For almost a decade now, they have been known in Mexico not only for their acting but also as film producers and distributors. Together with Pablo Cruz, García and Luna founded in 2005 the film company Canana and the traveling documentary film festival Ambulante, which has brought to several Mexican states, during its latest editions, such docs as Searching for Sugar Man, Blackfish, and The Square. Canana itself has produced movies like Miss Bala and this year's Cesar Chavez, as well as been responsible of theatrical and home distribution in Mexico for such films as Only God Forgives and The Master. Now García and Luna are heading to Kickstarter, trying to expand their duties to...
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Mexican actor-director-producers Gael Garcíá Bernal and Diego Luna are seeking to bring their traveling documentary festival, Ambulante, to the U.S.--and they're crowd-sourcing funds on Kickstarter to help them do it. Ambulante began 10 years ago as a documentary festival that would move around Mexico, bringing new audiences together in public spaces to share in the experience of watching new films. According to Ambulante, the group's mission is to "reach areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture." Eventually, the festival's creators hope to set up Ambulantes globally, each run by the local community and responding to the needs of the region. First, though, they have their sights on California, with the help of the Ford Foundation. From September 21 to October 4, Ambulante plans to screen one documentary per night in different neighborhoods in the greater Los Angeles area, all for free. Past documentaries that »
- Jacob Combs
Why Watch? In the rare example where corporate synergy doesn’t create an awkward, lumbering Franken-short, Diego Luna has managed to craft a short film for Pepsi with soccer and Rita Ora at its core without compromising quality. The result is I Will Never Let You Down (conveniently sharing its title with Ora’s summer hit), a balletic view on elderly people playing the beautiful game. Like the most epic pick-up match on record, Luna makes sweeping use of slow motion and a hazy lens that gives everything a shot of instant sweet memories. It’s the slow motion — particularly making slow-moving people move even slower — that offers a wry touch of brilliance, but it’s the transformation of the players into 78-year-old children that ultimately brings the magic here. There’s also the sprightly, tinkling score and the pleasantly absurd elongation of the ref’s whistle to provide a few smiles. I »
- Scott Beggs
The World Cup is underway, with soccer, marketing and artistry all colliding in various ways. As is the norm, big name talent is recruited by marketing types to make their once-every-four-years promotions shine, and the latest brought into the fold is Diego Luna, who makes most of the opportunity. Not so much a video as a short film inspired by a song, Luna's gone behind the camera for "I Will Never Let You Down (Switch Remix)," Rita Ora's latest jam, featured on the Pepsi sponsored disc Beats Of The Beautiful Game. The short is rather lovely, documenting the very real 60 and over soccer league in Mexico City, Liga de Interclubes de Fútbol Soccer Amateur, that brings together men and women to continue playing the game they love. It's pretty great stuff, and if you're dying to hear that Ora song, it plays over the end credits. Give it all a look below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As the eyes of the globe turn to Brazil for the start of the World Cup 2014 tournament, Spike Lee and a bevy of talented filmmakers turned out short films that speak to the soccer-loving faithful, the experimental film audience, and the global cinematic community, as a whole. Spike Lee has delivered a spin on The Game, a short film he shot on location in Brazil as part of an initiative sponsored by Pepsi. Lee.s short, which is available on iTunes, is part of the larger Pepsi Max.s Beats of the Beautiful Game visual album, which consists of 11 songs and companion short films from exciting directors. In addition to Spike Lee, short films for the project are being turned in from Idris Elba, Jessy Terrero, Diego Luna, Andy Morahan and The Kolton Brothers, according to THR. You can watch Lee.s short film, titled Pixote.s Game, above. Truthfully? »
Watch Spike Lee's short film contribution to the World Cup (which kicked off today), a short film titled "Pixote's Game," featuring "The Game," a track from Kelly Rolland, which was recorded for Pepsi's "Beats of the Beautiful Game" campaign album, whose tracklist includes songs by Janelle Monáe, Rita Ora, and Timbaland. Each song on the album will have its own short film, helmed by directors including Idris Elba (his short film contribution was featured on this blog 2 weeks ago Here) and Diego Luna. "We hope that fans of both artforms find that this unique combination embodies the true spirit of the beautiful game," Frank Cooper III, chief marketing officer for Pepsi, »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Manolo is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart.
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book Of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
The Book Of Life also stars Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Placido Domingo, Kate del Castillo, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Cheech Marin, Ron Perlman, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum, Danny Trejo. Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias and Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez. »
In the romantic comedy, produced by Oscar-nominated visionary Guillermo del Toro, Chan voices the character of “Joaquin” opposite Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna. Check out the preview below, and be sure to check it out in theaters October 17th!
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 19, 2014
Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.95
Gael García Bernal (Casa de mi Padre) and Diego Luna (Contraband) shot to international stardom as a pair of horny Mexico City teenagers from different classes who, after their girlfriends jet off to Italy for the summer, are bewitched by a gorgeous older Spanish woman (Tetro’s Maribel Verdú) they meet at a wedding. When she agrees to accompany them on a trip to a faraway beach, the three form an increasingly intense and sensual alliance that ultimately strips them both physically and emotionally bare.
When the eye-popping new trailer for The Book Of Life broke last night, more colourful than an explosion at a Pantone factory, we jumped straight on the phone to its producer, one Guillermo del Toro, to get the low-down.“It’s about celebrating love and life,” explains del Toro of a project he’s been working on concurrently with Crimson Peak. “The designs were mostly done by Jorge (Gutierrez), who I think is a brilliant visual genius,” he adds of his director. brightcove.createExperiences();Based on the Mexican Dia de Muertos holiday, the pair’s new animated adventure tells the story of a pair of friends, Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, and town hero Joaquin (Channing Tatum), who both vie for the affections of the beautiful Maria (Zoë Saldana). For Manolo, alas, the path of true love has a venomous magical snake on it, and he’s sent spinning across »
20th Century Fox unveiled the trailer for "The Book of Life," an animated comedy is voiced by Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, and Danny Trejo. Check it out below. "The Book of Life" is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. The new movie is directed by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro. It's set to hit theaters on October 17th. Trailer: »
The Book of Life has released a trailer.
Directed by Jorge Gutierrez, the film centres around the romance between musician Manolo (Luna) and his feisty lover Maria (Saldana).
Thanks to a wager between two powerful spirits, Manolo finds himself dead and desperately trying to return to the world of the living.
The Book of Life will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17 and in the UK on October 24. »
Ahead of its release in the Fall, we’ve got a first trailer and selection of images from 20th Century Fox’s upcoming animated feature The Book of Life, which has been produced by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and marks the feature debut of animator and director Jorge R. Gutierrez…
“From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book Of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book Of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.”
- Gary Collinson
Avatar/Cirque du Soleil: James Cameron is working with the folks behind Cirque du Soleil to produce a live, Avatar-themed show that will debut in late 2015. Cameron previously served as executive producer for 2012's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. He's currently working on preproduction for the first of three sequels to Avatar, with a due date of December 2016 for the finished product. [Variety] The Book of Life Trailer: Featuring colorful and traditional Mexican art, The Book of Life tells the enchanting story of Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), a young man who must journey through three fantastical worlds in order to face his fears. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the movie's voice cast includes Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Christina Applegate; the...
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It’s about time we saw another animated film that handles death in a not so glum way, after all kids, you Are going to die one day. Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride did a great job of showing a funky and colourful afterlife and now the Guillermo Del Toro Produced The Book Of Life looks set to do the same. The film sees a pair of gods place a bet based on the love triangle of three childhood friends, only for one of the gods to cheat, thus killing off one of the love rivals. Pulling from Mexican tales with a gorgeous and distinct style, this looks unlike anything else in the animation world and reminds me of the cover for Oingo Boingo’s album Dead Man’s Party.
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Guillermo del Toro is not a very prolific director, but he sure does like getting himself involved in an abundance of projects as a producer. He’s taken on the role of executive producer on such films as Puss In Boots, Rise Of The Guardians and last year’s Mama. This summer, we’ll see Del Toro take on television for the first time with The Strain, a show he co-created, which is set to air on FX. But his latest producing effort, The Book Of Life, seems to hit closer to home than any of those other efforts. This 3D computer-animated feature is very clearly influenced by the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead, and if this trailer is any indication, we should be in for a real visual treat.
The film marks Jorge Gutierrez’s directorial debut. Though not a big name, Gutierrez previously co-created the animated »
- Ken Guidry
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