Today: February 25, 2024

London Mexfest

Merging cinema with live music, exhibitions and a chance to see some pretty lavish wrestling, MexFest will be will be bringing to East London three days of South American splendour in association with the Shoreditch Fringe Festival.

Merging cinema with
live music, exhibitions and a chance to see some pretty lavish wrestling,
MexFest will be will be bringing to East London three days of South American
splendour in association with the Shoreditch Fringe Festival.

The opening night showcases the premiere of Made in Mexico (Hecho
en México
) Duncan Bridgeman’s
account of what it means to be Mexican. Juxtaposing national music with
conversations from known and unknown musicians, Bridgman, who used to produce
music for Take That, creates a sense of state identity through a varied and
vibrant soundtrack and followed by a live performance from contemporary Mexican
artist Amandititita.

On
the fiction front, Kenya
Márquez’s Expiration Date
, a tale of a woman searching for her only son, Revolución,
ten stories that offer a
contemporary account of the Mexican Revolution from the perspective of ten
different directors, and We Are What We Are (Main Picture), a story of survival for a
family of cannibals left without a father.

Documentaries
include Drought (Cuates de Australia) which examines a rural colony that
is subject to climatic adversity, Lucía Gajá’s My Life Inside (Mi vida
dentro)
about Rosa, who illegally migrated to Texas and was imprisoned on
suspicion of murder, and Lost In Time (Perdida) followed by a Q &A
with the director, Viviana García Besné, who based the film around her
family’s involvement in the Golden era of Mexican cinema.

As well as shorts
and a decent section dedicated to Mexican Science Fiction, there are industry
panels on international distribution and production, documentary filmmaking
acting, free exhibitions and performances live performances throughout the
weekend.

For more information
visit the RichMix website for the festival HERE

Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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