Events | The Gala 5th Annual Film Festival


5th annual film festival

Washington, D.C. — GALA Hispanic Theatre is pleased to present its The 5th Annual Film Festival, REEL TIME AT GALA. Running October 26 through 30, 2016, the festival will screen seven films: six contemporary films (many D.C. premieres) that focus on films by contemporary directors who have garnered international attention, and one of Mexico’s greatest Golden Age classics. The festival will also include an art exhibition by award-winning Salvadoran painter Nicolas F. Shi, prize drawings, post-film discussions with actors and directors, and receptions. 

Hugo Medrano, GALA’s co-founder and producing artistic director, says, “For the fifth year, GALA will showcase some of the best and most recent films from Latin America in our popular film series, Reel Time at GALA. The 2016 festival will include a popular Mexican classic film with two iconic Mexican screen stars and six contemporary films from Mexico, Argentina, and El Salvador that feature diverse narratives and styles. From compelling documentaries about contemporary figures, to smart comedies, to powerful dramas, Reel Time at GALA has something for everyone in an intimate setting.”  The festival is curated by Carlos Gutiérrez of Cinema Tropical in New York.

All screenings are in Spanish with English subtitles

Tickets: $30 Film Fest Pass (to see all the movies), $10 per film.


In collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico, Mexican Cultural Institute, Embassy of Argentina, Embassy of El Salvador, Salvadoran Cultural Institute, and Cinema Tropical of New York.
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 5th Annual Film Festival Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm
  • LA CALLE DE LOS PIANISTAS / PIANISTS STREET – Dir. Mariano Nante, Argentina, 2015. 85 min.
Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm
  • ALBORADA – Dir. Paula Heredia, El Salvador, 2015, 54 min.
Friday, October 28 at 7 pm
  • LA DELGADA LÍNEA AMARILLA / THE THIN YELLOW LINE – Dir. Celso García, Mexico, 2015, 95 min.

Saturday, October 29 

  • 4 pm: CÓMO GANAR ENEMIGOS / HOW TO WIN ENEMIES- Dir. Gabriel Lichtmann, Argentina, 2015, 78 min.
  • 7 pm: LA CALLE DE LA AMARGURA / BLEAK STREET – Dir. Arturo Ripstein, Mexico/Spain, 2015, 99 min.
Sunday, October 30
  • 4 pm: FLOR SILVESTRE / WILDFLOWER – Dir. Emilio Fernández, Mexico, 1943, 94 min.
  • 7 pm: EL INCENDIO / THE FIRE  – Dir. Juan Schnitman, Argentina, 2015, 95 min.
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