Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles is the proper name of FICG in LA, a showcase of Mexican and Ibero-American films in Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre. Q&A sessions with filmmakers, galas, and an awards ceremony round out the offerings.
This year's screenings are:
Sept. 5, 7:30: Las Horas Contigo (The Hours with You), Mexico 2014: A woman with an unplanned pregnancy spends time with her dying grandmother and estranged mother.
Sept. 6, 11:00 am: Eco de la montaña (Echo of the Mountain), Mexico 2014: Documentary about Huichol artist Santos de la Torre.
Sept. 6, 1:30 pm: Ignasi M., Spain, 2013: Documentary about HIV-positive Ignasi Millet.
Sept. 6, 3:45 pm: Paraiso (Paradise), Mexico 2013: Comedy about a young, overweight couple whose move to Mexico City sparks changes in themselves and their marriage.
Sept. 6, 6:30 pm: Ciencias naturales (Natural Sciences), Argentina 2014: A teenage girl sets off to find her father, against her mother's wishes.
Sept. 6, 8:00 pm: Los Angeles, Germany/Mexico, 2014: A young man is torn between the needs of his family and the local gang.
Sept. 7, 1:30 pm: El Mudo (The Mute), Peru/France/Mexico, 2013: Judge Constantino Zegarra re-opens the investigation into his own shooting.
Sept. 7. 3:30 pm: A ras del cielo (Grazing the Sky), Spain/Mexico/Portugal, 2013: A look at the life of circus performers as the cross the earth pursuing their art.
Sept. 7, 5:30 pm: O lobo atrás da Porta (A Wolf at the Door), Brazil 2013: A love triangle descends into crime and betrayal in this thriller.