LOS ANGELES, CA – October 4, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and producer Gael García Bernal will join acclaimed filmmaker Jonás Cuarón (‘Gravity’) at Hispanicize L.A. for the special screening of their latest film ‘Desierto.’

Written, directed and edited by Jonás Cuarón, ‘Desierto’ is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries and Y Tu Mamá También) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, The Walking Dead).

What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante targets a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they horrifyingly discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.

The red carpet, celebrity-filled screening kicks off Hispanicize L.A. and continues the iconic event’s history of launching important films with themes and stories that impact the Latino community. The screening is scheduled for the evening of Oct. 11, the night before the Hispanicize L.A. takes place at The Well (1006 S. Olive St.) in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

“This gripping film could not be more topical to the difficult times we live in and underscores how building walls between neighboring countries only fuel crazy situations, peoples and behaviors,” Manny Ruiz, CEO of Hispanicize Media Group and creative director of the Hispanicize event. “We’re very honored that this specific film will be the one that leads into everything Hispanicize L.A. is about.”

‘Desierto’ premiered to wide acclaim in its debut at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received the International Critics Award. Most recently, the film was selected as Mexico’s official submission as Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th annual Academy Awards. STX Entertainment will release ‘Desierto’ in select U.S. theaters on October 14.

The ‘Desierto’ special screening is being produced in partnership with STX Entertainment, Hispanicize L.A.’s co-title sponsors are Sensis and ThinkLatino Research. The event’s official bank partner is City National Bank. Additional event sponsors include Dreamworks’ Trolls, Aguacates Frescos – Saborea Uno Hoy, TADIN Herb & Tea Co., Mountain Dew, Verifyer, SBS/La Musica, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Latin Heat Media, Nylon Español, DiMe Media, HispanicAd.com, Hispanic Kitchen, Popful, and the Hispanic PR Blog.

The film screening is an invite-only event. To inquire limited media credentials email [email protected] The Oct. 12 Hispanicize L.A. event is free and available only for professionals in the industry of social media, marketing, journalism, film and music. To rsvp for the Oct. 12 event go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hispanicize-la-tickets-27738076333.The event will culminate with a major social media networking reception.

About Hispanicize Media Group
Hispanicize Media Group, LLC (HMG) works with leading brands and advertisers to navigate the rapidly evolving, trillion dollar U.S. Hispanic market by offering branded media opportunities, brand integrations, digital marketing campaigns and social influencer management through its on and offline platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, DiMe Media and Hispanic Kitchen.

HMG’s award-winning management team is credited with pioneering the U.S. Hispanic social media industry and creating culturally resonating and engaging content for today’s Latino consumers. HMG is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

About STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with a unique ability to maximize the impact of content across worldwide, multiplatform distribution channels, including unparalleled global capabilities and direct passage into the China market.
 
STX Entertainment is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the growth division of leading global private investment firm TPG, which has $70 billion of capital under management. The Company’s Board of Directors includes prominent leaders in global finance and entertainment, including Frank Biondi, former President and CEO of Viacom, Inc. and former Chairman and CEO of Universal Studios; Tony Vinciquerra, former Chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group; Gigi Pritzker, CEO of Madison Wells Media; David Bonderman, founding partner of TPG; John Zhao, CEO of Hony Capital; and Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank, among others.

In addition to TPG Growth, other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia’s largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China’s leading provider of online products and services; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.
 
For more information, please visit https://www.stxentertainment.com/.