03/06/2013 11:07 am ET

L.A. Welcomes 'Hola Mexico' Film Festival

It’s a great sign when small festivals expand into something larger as is the case with the Hola Mexico Festival. Beginning as a celebration of Mexican film in New York City in 2008, it is now a smorgasbord of cultural offerings in Los Angeles, showcasing a number of modern films Mexican film selections but will including two separate festivals for food and music. Sign! Us! Up!

The festival returns to L.A. for the fifth year in a row and will be held in various venues in downtown L.A. from May 15th to the 22nd. A few of the films scheduled to debut at the fest are Francisco Javier Padilla’s Suave Patria, immigration drama La Vida Precoz Y Breve de Sabina Rivas, b

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