It could be called “From México with Love”…
Duncan Bridgeman’s latest film, Hecho En México, opened this weekend in Los Angeles, the U.S. market with the largest Mexican-American population.
The documentary, composed of original songs and insights from the most iconic artists and performers of contemporary Mexico, captures the rich diversity of Mexican geography, art, music and culture.
Hecho En México features appearances by noted Mexican artists and musicians like Diego Luna, Alejandro Fernandez, Carla Morrison, Chavela Vargas, Lila Downs, Natalia Lafourcade, Julieta Venegas and Gloria Trevi.
It’s described as a rare look at the country’s real identity, and an unparalleled celebration of what it truly means to be “Hecho en Mexico.”
The documentary “spans across genres of Mexican music and it’s something that has been well-received outside Mexican culture itself,” says Pantelion Films’ Edward Allen.
The film has already performed strongly in Mexico, where it was released two months ago.
“To reach the Latino audience [in the United States], we’ve been going through Univision and the Latin Grammys, which is one of [the network’s] biggest shows,” said Allen. “Artist Lila Downs performed at the show that’s also in the documentary and re-created the piece visually. That was our kickoff in the U.S. and we’ve been supporting the release via Univision both locally and nationally.”
Following this weekend’s opening in Los Angeles, Hecho En México will head to 15-20 additional cities in the coming weeks.