Facts you may not know about:
CINCO DE MAYO
“CINCO DE MAYO: LA BATALLA”
OPENS IN SELECT THEATERS
FRIDAY MAY 3RD
“Rafa Lara delivers a gripping war epic” – OC Weekly
“an epic historical recreation” – Huffingtonpost Latino Voices
Most of you will be going partying this 5 de mayo weekend, but we are just wondering if you know exactly what you will be celebrating?
Here are some facts you may not know: 5 de mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day, it actually marks a major victory for Mexico against France. On May 5th, 1862, 4,000 Mexican troops crushed 6,500 French troops at the Battle of Puebla. Also, did you know that 5 de Mayo is celebrated here in the United States and not really in Mexico, except in the town of Puebla? So on 5 de Mayo Weekend before heading to have some tequila shots, go to the movies and see “Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla”.
ABOUT “CINCO DE MAYO LA BATALLA”:
Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico’s history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza played by Kuno Becker (Goal!, From Prada to Nada), must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war. Cinco de Mayo chronicles the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride.
Remember: It’s not a party, it’s a war!
Complete full theater listing here:
More about the Film:
How & why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the US http://buff.ly/10bsiKf
Como y por qué se celebra el Cinco en los EEUU http://buff.ly/10zGgzC