LOS ANGELES, California – October 9, 2013 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) announced today, its opening night featured documentary, PABLO. On its Los Angeles premiere, PABLO will be shown at the El Capitan Theatre located at 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. The event will begin at 6:30pm with a red carpet, followed by the screening at 8:00pm and the opening night gala at 10:00pm. For more information, to purchase tickets and to see the list of films and countries represented, please visit http://www.latinofilm.org.

”A Latin artist who made his mark & contributed to the world of cinema”

PABLO is a Brazil and United States co-production that blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of the “famously unknown” Pablo Ferro. He is a man with a personal journey that spans from pre-revolution Havana to his current home in the garage behind his son’s house. Pablo Ferro has worked for over 5 decades creating iconic trailer campaigns and opening sequences for films such as “The Thomas Crown Affair,” “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” “Men in Black 3,” and “Larry Crown.” PABLO is credited as “the father of the 60’s look” and for much of the MTV aesthetics.

Produced by Jeremy Goldgewicht and narrated by the Oscar award winner Jeff Bridges, PABLO features interviews with Angelica Houston, Jon Voight, Andy Garcia, Stan Lee and Beau Bridges. The film was directed by Richard Goldgewicht as well as co-written by him, Neil Katcher and Adam Trunell. The running time is 93 minutes in English.

“I was inspired by PABLO which led to us honoring Pablo Ferro this year. He represents & embodies the meaning of the “Gabi” the Gabriel Figueroa Lifetime Achievement Award,” A Latin artist who made his mark & contributed to the world of cinema! said Marlene Dermer, Cofounder/ Executive Director/Programmer of LALIFF.

Visit http://www.latinofilm.org for more information and festival passes.

VIP PASS $450 (grants admission to all films, panels, nightly receptions, filmmakers café, galas and a copy of the festival catalog)

ALL MOVIE PASS $350 (with admission to all regular screenings except galas and allows access to all panels, workshops and a copy of the festival catalog)

INDUSTRY PASS $250 (Executive pass working in the entertainment industry; industry affiliation verification required. The pass grants admission to all regular films excluding galas, panels and the filmmakers café)

STUDENT PASS $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 Gala 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.

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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.

Media accreditation requests are available online at http://bit.ly/LALIFFpress. For interviews, audiovisual aids, and other press inquiries please contact:

Press Contact:

Arenas Entertainment Esther Urquiza
[email protected]
(818) 581-1614

Arenas Entertainment Arturo Turinicio
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(786) 510-0400

LALIFF PR Manager for Spanish Media Daniel Morales
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(310) 775-1681

LALIFF Press Office Coordinator Conny Quintanilla
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(323) 446-2770

LALIFF 2013 Sponsors:

Premier Sponsors: Los Angeles Times / Hoy Newspaper

Presenting Media Sponsor: Univision 34 & Univision Radio: KLOVE 107.5FM, KTNQ 1020AM, La Nueva 101.9FM, Recuerdo 103.9FM,

Official Sponsors: City of Los Angeles, DCA Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles

Opening Night Gala Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company

Closing Night Gala Sponsor: Cine Latino

Educational Youth Program Sponsor: American Achieving Family Foundation

Youth Program Cinema Summer Sponsor: LIFTT

Youth Program Screenings:
Fry’s, Goya

Exclusive Retail Sponsor: Kmart

Award Sponsors: HBO; Final Draft

Hollywood Connect Sponsor:
FilmLA, Inc.

Supporting Sponsors:
Panavision, Indie DCP

Film Festival Sponsors: CAA, Sony Pictures, HBO, Titra, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), Fundación Universidad de Guadalajara, EUA, Festival International de Cine en Guadalajara, So Cal Self Storage, The Complex Studios, ITEX LA, Pantelion, Shoreline Entertainment Seminar Sponsor: Writers Guild of America West

Official Water: Kabazon Premium Waters

Official Energy Drink Sponsor: Red Bull

Collaborators: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The National Council of La Raza, Consulado General de México en Los Angeles, MTA (Metro Transportation Authority), BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts), LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), LA Federation of Labor, NALIP; University of California, Long Beach Film & Electronics Department, Cuba Culture Foundation, Arenas Entertainment, L’Scorpion, Cuba Travel

Media Partners: Latino 96.3FM, La Raza 97.9FM, Latino Weekly Review, W Radio 690AM, KLCS, Creative Handbook, La Prensa Colombiana, LATV, In Hollywood Latin Heat Al Borde/El Clasificado, Para Todos Somos TV/Viendo Movies

Official PR Wire: Hispanicize Wire

Festival Hosts: H&H, TCL Chinese Theatre & Loews Hollywood Hotel