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8th Annual International Hispanic Film Festival One of Indio’s Must see Events

One of a kind event happening in five cities the same week-end!


Contemporary artists – Talents reminiscent of Picasso, Rivera and Tamayo

February 21st – February 24, 2008

Indio Performing Arts Center

45-175 Fargo Street, Indio, Ca.

760-775-5200 – Advance ticket purchase suggested for films.

As Pablo Picasso said in addressing the need for art, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”. The 8th Annual Indio International Hispanic Film Festival is embracing a variety of art forms including the exhibit by La Mancha Gallery which will come together over a period of four short days in Indio.

The film festival will open on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00pm with the music of local favorites, Mariachi “Aguilillas” Directed by Camilo Murillo. The six member Mariachi group includes two trumpets, a violin, a guitarron, a viguela and a guitar. They have been a local favorite for many years. A Mexican sampling of food will be catered by the Estancia Restaurant and the award winning Mexican Film “Erendira” will be presented. ERENDIRA IKIKUNARI is a beautifully shot action film that recreates the 16th century legend of Erendira, a young Purepecha woman who became an icon of bravery during the destruction of indigenous Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors. This feature length film was shot entirely in the original Purpecha language and was nominated to represent Mexico in the Oscars and Goyas. The film is subtitled in Spanish and English. It is easily understood through the action and holds you to the edge of your seat with realistic scenes of incidents that have survived through generations of recounting. Attending will be the films Writer/Director Juan Mora Catlett and Producer Mariana Lizarraga and Carlos Rodrigo Montes de Oca Rojo, Editor. There will be a Q & A session after the film along with a continuation of live, Mariachi music. Throughout the week-end there will be a continuation of great movies including a short films presentation Sunday at 10:00am featuring new local entries plus ten award winning short films produced in 2007. Visit www.myspace.com/iihfilmfest for more movies information, call 760 775-5200 for ticket information or call 760-342-2565 for general festival information. Check out the schedule running in LA Prensa Hispana Newspaper also on line at www.thehispanicvoice.com

Information About La Mancha Gallery:

Mission Statement

La Mancha Gallery was born in Los Angles, California as a vehicle to explore our current social landscape and represent artwork that challenges the status quo along with society’s limitations. La Mancha Gallery not only represents contemporary, local artists that embrace a traditional form of art, but it is also an avenue and voice for intellectual and social criticism. We feel it is essential to address our past as a society and to recognize the present where pressing issues demand an outlet.

La Mancha Gallery is currently a collective of some of the best artist Los Angeles has to offer. Many of the artists have risen from an underground movement and are well respected and revered in many circles. Along with this phenomenal force, La Mancha Gallery also mentors some undiscovered talent in a desire to contribute to the momentum into a movement that is already present.

La Mancha Gallery’s mission is to expose the emerging artist the access to art collectors large and small as well as present public exhibitions that set the path to the future through art and expression.

We are committed to expanding the traditional views of contemporary art, thought and expression. La Mancha Gallery’s aim is to be a collective representing a common atmosphere thru diverse ideas and perspectives with the intent to bring together artistic talent and art aficionados.

List Of Artists That Will Be Exhibiting at the 8th Indio International Hispanic Film Festival:

Antonio Escalante

Maria Teresa Chavez Montes

Poli Marichal

Ennio Torresan

Rafael Escamilla

Velma Gay

Oscar Magallanes

Ignacio Gonzalez




Omar Holguin

La Mancha Gallery

Online Contemporary Art




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