The 2013 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces its Closing Night Gala Celebration with Mexico’s most Successful Film of all Time ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ as the Closing Film
LALIFF’s Closing Night Gala Celebration will take place on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES, California – October 10, 2013 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) announced today, Mexico’s most successful film of all time, ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’, will be shown at the festival’s Closing Night Gala Celebration on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown, Los Angeles, California. Directed, co-written and co-produced by Gaz Alazraki (“Volver, Volver”, and “Respete la Señales”), the comedy will make its US premiere at LALIFF. The evening will serve as the closing event of the festival that runs from October 10th to 14th. See http://www.latinofilm.org for more information.
‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ (We Are the Nobles) has become Mexico’s most successful movie of all time, grossing $26,250,000 after 16 weeks in the box office since it opened on March 22th, 2013. The hit comedy debuted writer-director Gary “Gaz” Alazraki and newcomer Alazrakie Films.
“We are so excited to be hosting the U.S. Premiere of ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ as our Closing Night film this year,” said Marlene Dermer, Co-founder/Executive Director/Programmer of LALIFF. “I am very proud of LALIFF’s track record of debuting the work of first time Latino filmmakers such as Mr. Alazraki. A tradition which includes past directors such as, Claudia Llosa, Fernando Mierelles, Pablo Larrain, Pablo Trapero, Sebastian Cordero, to name a few. ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ is an entertaining, humorous, and at times deep story of the social class disparity with a universal message and very realistic characters. I know that U.S. general public will love this film and we can’t wait to share it with our audience.”
When successful construction mogul, Herman Noble (Gonzalo Vega) realizes his children are spoiled beyond redemption, he stages the company bankruptcy and seizure of all their assets. And tricks them into believing they are fugitives from the law. He moves them into their grandfather’s dilapidated home in a poor neighborhood and makes them do something none of them have ever done before… work.
The film ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ was directed by Gary “Gaz” Alazraki, and co-written by Gary “Gaz” Alazraki, Adrian Zurita, Patricio Saiz and executive producers Gary “Gaz” Alazraki and Leonardo Zimbron. The film stars Gonzalo Vega, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Karla Souza, Juan Pablo Gil, Ianis Guerrero, and Carlos Gascon. The running time is 95 minutes in Spanish with English subtitles.
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) will run from Thursday, October 10th through Monday, October 14th, 2013 with regular screenings taking place at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The Closing Night Gala Celebration screening of ‘Nosotros Los Nobles’ will be held at the Orpheum Theatre. Visit http://www.latinofilm.org for more information about the festival.
Festival passes are available for purchase online at http://latinofilm.org/festival/?page_id=128. The VIP PASS has a price of $450 and grants admission to all films, panels, nightly receptions, filmmakers café, galas and a copy of the festival catalog. The ALL MOVIE PASS costs $350 with admission to all regular screenings except galas and allows access to all panels, workshops and a copy of the festival catalog. The INDUSTRY PASS cost $250, this pass is for executives working in the entertainment industry; industry affiliation verification required. The pass grants admission to all regular films excluding galas, panels and the filmmakers café. The STUDENT PASS has a price of $75 with access to all regular screenings, excluding galas. Current student status verification required.
A limited number of tickets for LALIFF’s Closing Night Gala on October 14th, 2013 will be available for sale at the price of $75 at http://www.latinofilm.org. The admission ticket includes: the Awards Ceremony, Special Film Screening and the Celebration. Admission tickets to regular screenings are also available online at $13 with a $2 discount to LALIFF members. Metro riders may purchase general admission tickets with a $1 discount at the festival’s box office. For more information, to purchase tickets and to see the list of films and countries represented, please visit http://www.latinofilm.org.
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) was founded in 1997 by producer, director, actor and activist Edward James Olmos and independent producer Marlene Dermer. LALIFF is a non-profit 501c (3) organization with the mission to support the development and exhibition of diverse visions by Latino filmmakers. To serve as a springboard and catalyst for the promotion of Latin films and filmmakers in the industry locally, nationally & internationally. To develop audiences for such films and in the process bring awareness of the richness and diversity of Latin cultures, artistry and countries through film, the most powerful medium in the world.
A competitive festival with prizes, LALIFF serves as a venue where Latino filmmakers come together with industry buyers and distributors. LALIFF also offers industry workshops, panels, labs, networking receptions, educational programs, and hosts some of the best Galas in tinsel town.
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