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The 4th Annual OC Film Fiesta Opening Night Celebration with MARIACHI GRINGO starring Lila Downs and Shawn Ashmore, is set for Friday, September 6, 2013, at 7 pm, at the Fiesta Twin Theatre in Downtown Santa Ana, located at 305 E. 4th St.

Invite all your friends to this special Free Screening of MARIACHI GRINGO starring Lila Downs and Shawn Ashmore (X-Men) to kick off the 4th OC Film Fiesta in Santa Ana! She is the Winner of Best Mexican Feature and Best Actress, 2012 Guadalajara Film Festival.

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 @ 7pm

Fiesta Twin Theatre
305-100 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701


Dir. By Tom Gustafson
2012, USA, 107 min.

X-Men’s Shawn Ashmore stars as a stifled, small-town man stuck in a dead end life, who runs away to Mexico to be a mariachi singer. MARIACHI GRINGO is a musical tour-de-force exploring the reality of “following your dreams” across cultural, personal, social and geographical borders. Also starring Grammy-award winning singer Lila Downs, Tom Wopat (Dukes of Hazzard) and Yareli Arizmendi (Like Water for Chocolate). Winner of Best Mexican Picture and Best Actress at the 2012 Guadalajara Film Festival. Martha Higareda, Tom Wopat, Fernando Becerril and Yareli Arizmendi.

Special live performance by a local mariachi band! Invited guests: Director Tom Gustafson and actress Yareli Arizmendi.


Don’t miss these other great features, docs, classic films and shorts at the 4th Annual OC Film Fiesta, which runs from Sept. 6-15!

Bringing King to China (Q&A with Kevin McKiernan)
Our Nixon
Special Philip K. Dick Tribute
John Carter
East Los High (Q&A with Cast & Crew)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Q&A with Pepe Serna)
Alondra Smiles with Quinceañera Showcase featuring Disney’s Royal Ball Dresses (Q&A with Conchita Villa)
Ambulante Mas Alla
Apache Chronicle
The Thick Dark Fog (Q&A with Randy Vasquez)
Precious Knowledge
El Regalo de Pachamama
Santo vs. la invasion de los Marcianos
La Antena
Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming a Community
Kilson St. Showcase
Spotlight on Local Youth and Community Media Programs

Frida Cinema Fundraiser screening of restored Metropolis with Live Music

Plus Special Guest Stars, Panel Discussions, Quinceañera Expo and More!

Check out the Full Schedule and Film Descriptions

Be Part of the 2013 OC Film Fiesta!

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Click to Download 2013 Film Fiesta Sponsor Packet

The 2013 OC Film Fiesta is presented by the City of Santa Ana, PRCSA and Produced by Pocharte with support from MX Live, Santa Ana Business Council, East End Partners, The Frida Cinema, Long Beach Cinematheque, Cervantes Publishing Company Miniondas Farandula USA, Ambulante, Ambulante Mas Alla, State Farm Insurance Eddie Quillares Agency, Arts OC, OC Community Foundation, James Irvine Endowment Fund, Diego’s Restaurant, Quinceañera Magazine, Stay Connected OC, 1st Class Party Events,,, Mega Furniture, Latino Health Access, Green Heart Families Park and Community Center, Calacas on 4th, Santanero Zine, Voice of OC, Aztec Gold TV. Graphics by AztecGoldTV.

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By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

2 thoughts on “OC Film Fiesta to feature stars of Mariachi Gringo, on Sep. 6, in Santa Ana”
  1. Cannot wait for the Art Cinema to open where that theater is. Pretty cool addition to the East End and Downtown Santa Ana.

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