Organizers of the Guadalajara International Film Festival have opted to ditch Expo Guadalajara as its sole headquarters in favor of multiple sites based around the “Corredor Vallarta” (a corridor encompassing Avenida Vallarta/Juarez).
Festival spaces to be used in this zone include the Museo de las Artes (MUSA), Cineforo, Rambla Cataluña, Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de Leon, Teatro Diana and Estudio Diana. Additional sites for film screenings are the Teatro Jaime Torres Bodet, Alianza Francesa and the Centro Magno and Tolsa Cinepolis movie complexes.
The 31st Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara (FICG) takes place from March 4-13.
Festival director Ivan Trujillo said the reason for moving out of Expo Guadalajara was to “bring the festival closer to the public.”
The 2016 festival will open with a screening of “Mr. Pig,” an English-language film directed by Mexico’s Diego Luna. The story turns on a farm-worker (Danny Glover) who travels from the United States to Mexico, accompanied by a pig. They strike up a friendship of sorts. The film was shot in Jalisco and provides “the chance to talk about love for Mexico through the eyes of an American,” producer Pablo Cruz told Variety magazine last year.
Both Glover and co-star Maya Rudolph are expected to be in Guadalajara for the screening.