It’s rare enough to see concert films have theatrical releases. Even rarer is to have a Latin concert film do so, and much rarer still is to have one featuring a regional Mexican act.
But on Oct. 9, AMC Theaters in nine U.S. cities will debut Como Un Sueño (Like a Dream) a concert film that chronicles Gerardo Ortiz‘s life against the backdrop of his tour and the release of his album Hoy Más Fuerte (Stronger Today).
The 90-minute film was produced by the directed by Jessy Terrero, who in addition to being a film director, is also known for directing high concept, high production videos for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Daddy Yankee. The film was produced by Big Vida Entertainment and Del Studios, an arm of Del Records, the indie label Ortiz is signed to (with distribution by Sony Music U.S. Latin).
According to Ortiz, “Film goers will see moments that have never been filmed.” Watch the Como un Sueño trailer here.
Ortiz rose to fame as a brash singer and talented songwriter of gritty narcocorridos who later expanded into more romantic fare. He is widely considered the most successful of a new generation of regional Mexican acts and, at 25 years old, he’s already notched five No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
That AMC is showing his film speaks volumes of Ortiz’s popularity in various U.S. markets.
“As we continue to deliver great experiences to moviegoers around the country, we are excited about providing a platform for unique stories and content that connect with our diverse guest base,” said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, VP Alternative & Special Content, AMC in a statement. “Como un Sueño is a groundbreaking and powerful concert film that will resonate with our Latino guests, as well as music fans from all walks of life.”
Gerardo Ortiz: Como Un Sueño
Atlanta/Sugarloaf Mills 18
Dallas-Fort Worth/Mesquite 30
Denver/Westminster Promenade 24
Houston/Studio 30 – Hou
Los Angeles/Ontario Mills 30, Orange 30 w/IMAX, CityWalk Stadium 19
New York/Jersey Gardens 20
Phoenix/Arizona Center 24
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose/Mercado 20