Posted 30 March, 2017 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

The theater opens its doors in the "Miguel Ángel Asturias" Cultural Center

Guatemalans will have the opportunity to see a deeper and representative film content from different countries of the world, thanks to the opening of the theater. Este espacio, que es un proyecto conjunto de La Casa de Producción de Jayro Bustamante y del Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes por medio del Centro Cultural Miguel Ángel Asturias, It was officially opened on Wednesday 29 March and opens its doors to the public 1 April.

The Minister of Culture and Sports, José Luis Chea Urruela expresó su satisfacción por la apertura de este espacio en el que indicó se podrán apreciar obras cinematográficas diferentes a las que se proyectan comercialmente e indicó que esta acción forma parte de los esfuerzos de su cartera por brindar espacio a distintas ramas del arte.

The Deputy Minister of Culture, Max Araujo emphasized efforts to stimulate film portfolio. He recalled that the film support is manifested through both this action, and the support given to the Icaro Film Festival, encouraging new artists, and he has achieved the reinstatement of the country Ibermedia. He also said that last week, at the First Meeting of Film Archives of Guatemala agreements they were reached for the preservation of audiovisual materials in the country and Central America.

Alvaro Veliz, Director of the Cultural Center "Miguel Ángel Asturias" welcomed because the cultural complex that directs, diversifies its cultural offerings.

Jayro Bustamante, director of production house, She told how her dream came true, thanks to the opening of the authorities of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. He noted that the return received the first prize was awarded internationally for his film "Ixcanul", in an interview Guatemala stated that he needed to learn to see film. However, se dio cuenta que era necesario tomar acciones para traer lo mejor del Séptimo Arte al país. En ese momentose La Sala de Cine en su mente. He told his Minister Chea Urruela project and opening his proposal was immediate.

During the opening ceremony, actress María Mercedes Coroy was presented as sponsor of the project. The young singer of "Ixcanul", just returned from New York, where he filmed scenes from the film "Bel Canto", with artists like the American Julianne Moore, el alemán Sebastian Koch, and the French Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert, y el japonés Ryô Kase.

The theater will open its doors to the public Tuesday through Friday, to 18 and 20 hours. Saturday, to 15 18 and 20 hours, y los domingos 11, 13 and 15 hours.

Opening this space "Miguel Ángel Asturias" Cultural Center, the Ministry of Culture and Sports contributes to stimulate the growing national film industry and gives Guatemalans option to approach different artistic proposals.

La Sala de Cine abre sus puertas en el Centro Cultural “Miguel Ángel Asturias”

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports