2013 LALIFF Opens with “Pablo” Documentary

LALIFF’s Opening Night Screening, Pablo, features Jeff Bridges, Angelica Houston, Jon Voight, Andy Garcia, Stan Lee and Beau Bridges. The screening, will take place on Thursday, October 10th, 2013  at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, CA – The 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) announced its opening night film will be the 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.

Pablo tells the saga of the “famously unknown” Pablo Ferro. 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 CrownPablo is credited as “the father of the 60’s look” and for much of the MTV aesthetics. Ferro is recognized for introducing narrative and nonlinear dimensions to design for films, changing our visual expectations and demonstrating the power of design to enhance storytelling.

The documentary is a Brazil and United States co-production that blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga  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.

Ferro.men_in_blackProduced 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,” said Marlene Dermer, Cofounder/ Executive Director/Programmer of LALIFF.  “A Latin artist who made his mark & contributed to the world of cinema!”

Dr.StrangeFERROVisit 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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About LALIFF
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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