The Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood will host the first annual film series, Hola Mexico, beginning with the Latin American Nomination Screenings (LANS). It’s the first event to unite all Latin American films that are under Oscar consideration. Kicking off the series is La Camarista (The Chambermaid), an intimate drama directed by Lila Avilés about the humdrum existence of a housekeeper in a Mexico City hotel. The series intends to bring awareness to films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The Montalbán, 1516 Vine St., Hollywood; Fri., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.; $13. (323) 461-6999; For more information on the festival visit:

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