A month before the start of its commercial engagement at the Nuart, OUTFEST presents the Los Angeles premiere of THIS IS NOT BERLIN, writer-director Hari Sama’s loosely autobiographical take on the Mexico City of his youth.
The year is 1986, and Mexico is riding a wave a conformist nationalism leading up to the World Cup. But after one night at the Azteca—the capital’s underground hive of sexual and artistic liberation—best friends Carlos and Gera (Xabiani Ponce de León and José Antonio Toledano) are determined to go against the grain.
Wednesday, July 24, at 7 pm.
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.
From top: Xabiani Ponce de León in This is Not Berlin / Esto es no Berlín; Mauro Sanchez Navarro (left) and David Montalvo; Ximena Romo Mercado; Ponce de León; Ponce de León and José Antonio Toledano. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the performers, the photographers, and Samuel Goldwyn Films.