Monday, October 2, 2017


  • What's happened: At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 injured in a shooting outside the Mandalay Bay Resort on the Las Vegas Strip during a music festival on Sunday night. It is the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Shots were fired from the 32nd floor of the resort, according to police. Country singer Jason Aldean was performing at the time.

  • What we know about the suspect: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sherif Joseph Lombardo named the suspect as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Described as a "local resident," the suspected shooter has been killed. Lombardo said police have tracked down Paddock's female companion, Marilou Danley.
  • What we know about the victims: Off-duty police officers are among the dead, according to LVMPD Sheriff Joe Lombardo. Their identities have not been released. Two police officers are also being treated for injuries -- one officer is in critical condition and the other has minor injuries.

Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo described the shooting as a "tragic incident and one that we have never experienced in this valley."
He sent his condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and said that he would make it "as easy as possible to get information."
For families looking to locate missing loved ones
please call 1-866-535-5654

Friday, September 8, 2017


Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles presents
 Cine Sin Fronteras at Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles FREE EVENT!
Contemporary/experimental films from Morelia International Film Festival
“Refugio(Refuge)” & “La selva negra” (The Modern Jungle)
Friday September 08, 2017

Vesper Public Relations. Los Angeles, CA.  Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) will present the films “Refugio” (Refuge) & “La selva negra” (The Modern Jungle) on Friday 08 September 2017.
Cine Sin Fronteras is a mini film festival experience with beverages, music, special guest Q&A, presented at the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles.

Refugio (Refuge) is a short film that tells the stories of Amalia and Roberto, two Guatemalan refugees who fled on foot to the Mexican state of Campeche on the Yucatan peninsula. Like many other Guatemalan refugees (36,000 of them) Amalia and Roberto fled Guatemala's three decade long civil war where atrocities and civilian massacres were perpetrated by both the army and the guerrilla fighters. Narrated in the first person, the directors of this documentary introduce us to the universe of these refugees who, despite their trauma, have reconstructed their lives, identities, and created a new community in Mexico. Co-directed by Eloi Chavez and Mayra Caal Gaspar.

Watch Trailer:

La selva negra (The Modern Jungle) is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, Don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan's neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. This film documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity  fetish, to the culture of cinema, including conflicts with the directors of this film. Co-directed by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak.

Event Location:
Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles
2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Event Time:
Free Event
Pre-screening Drinks Reception (complimentary beer and sangria)
Special Guest (TBD)


About LACLA: Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles is a California non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange through film by screening classic and contemporary films from Latin
America and by USA Latinas and Latinos. LACLA also supports the film and media efforts of Los Angeles inner-city middle and high school students with its annual student film festival.
This program is made possible in part with funds from: LA Dept Cultural Affairs, LA County Arts Commission, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Delta, Wells Fargo Community Grant.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MAKING HISTORY one brushstroke at a time...

From Paris to Venice to Rome, Europe’s most iconic cities have played host to magnificent ceremonies and dramatic events—and artists have been there to record them. During the eighteenth century, princes, popes, and ambassadors commissioned master painters such as Canaletto and Panini to record memorable moments, from the Venetian carnival to eruptions of Vesuvius, inspiring what became the golden age of view paintings.

This first exhibition focusing on views of historic events includes more than 40 works, many never seen before in the U.S. These paintings turn the viewer into an eyewitness on the scene, bringing the spectacle and drama of history to life.
Visit the Getty Center in May and enjoy this great exhibition! 

1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Phone(310) 440-7300

This exhibition has been co-organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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