'Aliens' to close film festival
Latinos in Hollywood today.” Fest goes back to its original venue, the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, where it will kick off Sunday. Selection of 76 features, docus and shorts from 14 countries includes Gabriela Tagliavini’s femme comedy “Without Men,” starring Eva Longoria and Christian Slater, as part of the Maya Indie Film Series.”Escribeme postales a Copacabana,” by Bolvian helmer Thomas Kronthaler, and Cuban doc “Los 100 sones Cubanos,” by Edesio Alejandro and Ruben Consuegra, will world preem at the fest, which also has six U.S. debuts. Highlights include Gonzalo Justiniano’s “Have You Seen Lupita?” toplined by Cristian de la Fuente. Mexican d.p. Guillermo Navarro will receive a Gabi Lifetime Achievement Award on opening night. Navarro’s credits include “Jackie Brown,” “Hellboy,” “Spawn” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
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