Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal are up to their usual antics. Can they stop making incredibly valuable contributions to society already? Seriously, combined with their good looks and extraordinary acting abilities, it’s just too much to handle.
This past weekend it was announced that Ambulante — the traveling documentary film festival founded by Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Pablo Cruz — will cross the border into the U.S. (via Los Angeles) in late September 2014. We know it’s a year away but we are giddy and had to share.
The aim of the Mexico-based festival has always been to promote documentaries as a tool of social change. Headed up by Sundance film programmer Christine Davila, the Cali version of the fest will involve films that highlight Mexico’s political and social realities along with underrepresented voices from around the world. There will also be an open call for entries to a special section of short docs produced in California.
Each day the documentaries will tour different universities, highs schools, museums, community centers, outdoor venues, and makeshift spaces. Californians will even get a chance to vote on locations for the screenings. As a kickoff a few pre-fest screenings will take place at the San Diego-Tijuana border symbolically representing the festival’s crossing of national boundaries.
We’re excited! Are you?