Ambulante California's Mayday Event
Ambulante California's Mayday Event

With 72 hours to go on Kickstarter, Ambulante California will host a monumental Google Hangout that will include an incredible line-up of guest speakers. Filmmakers, festival programmers, and other renown industry personalities will share their excitement for the traveling documentary film festival in unique ways, aiming to inform people what this great event will entail and hopefully inspire them to support its crowd-funding campaign. This great undertaking by the Ambulante team and friends will bring the festival experience to everyone that joins keeping in line with Ambulante's idea of connecting with audiences in innovative ways unbound by traditional spaces.

Tune in Monday July 14th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM to learn how to start a revolution, how to make a movie, how to get that movie seen, breaking news, live musical sets, how to make delicious guacamole, a reading from 100 Years of Solitude, loteria cards, and many more fun an engaging activities in an effort to connect the festival and the film community with those who really have the power to enrich the project: the audience. It doesn’t get more immersive than this.

As if this is not enough, Ambulante’s very own Diego Luna will participate in this epic telethon, which will be helmed by Ambulante California’s Christine Davila. After the event’s conclusion the organizers and some of the guests will head over to “El Chavo” in Los Feliz for drinks to transform the virtual hang a real shindig. If you are in Los Angeles this is also a great chance to connect face to face with the team, and to witness first hand the outstanding community spirit of Ambulante.

You don’t have to wait till Monday. You can become a backer now: Ambulante California’s Kickstarter

The Hangout will take place in two parts (First part: 9:00 AM to 5:00 P/ Second part: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM). You can RSVP HERE

You can also click here for the Facebook Invite for the Google Hangout event


Here is the list of confirmed guests:

Master of Ceremonies and your host: Christine Davila, director of Ambulante California

Diego Luna - co-founder Ambulante

Elena Fortes - co-founder Ambulante

Richard Ray Perez
- dir. of "Cesar's Last Fast"

Ondi Timoner - multi-media artist (We Live In Public)

Joe Beyer - Sundance Artist Services

Bernardo Ruiz - dir. "Reportero"

Tin Dirdamal - dir. of "Rivers of Men"

Viviana Franco - Executive Director of From Lot to Spot

Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer dir. "The Square"

Gloria Moran - dir. "The Unique Ladies"

Basil Tsiokas - doc guru (WhatNotToDoc)

Tatiana Tensen- artist and bon vivant

Dilcia Barrera - LACMA programmer

Maggie McKay - LA Film Festival

Yolanda Cruz dir. "Reencuentros:  2501 Migrantes"

Issa Rodrigues - East LA Community Corporation

Ryan Murdock dir. "Bronx Obama"

Julianna Brannum dir. "LaDonna Harris"

Ron Najor - producer of "Short Term 12" and "I am Not a Hipster"