Jauja- Drama with Viggo Mortensen- Plays Roxie May 22-28

Cine+Mas is a community partner of the Roxie Theater. We’re happy to be screening of Jauja from Friday May 22 thru Thursday May 28.  Enter discount code “CineMas” when you purchase online. For screening times and tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1e67iOa

A sublime fantasy standing at the intersection of fairy tale and land art, Jauja expands upon the minimalism of Lisandro Alonso’s “Lonely Man Trilogy” (La Libertad, Los Muertos, Liverpool) to arrive at a radical re-imagining of the period piece. The story, co-scripted by the Argentine poet 4tband novelist Fabián Casas, concerns a Danish military engineer (Viggo Mortensen) enlisted to pacify native Patagonia in 19th-century Argentina. As he sets out on his own to find his missing 14-year-old daughter, watching over his shoulder for an insane army deserter, time slows and the period trappings and echoes of ostensibly similar forays into terra incognito (John Ford’s The Searchers, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness) melt away to reveal a most peculiar vision quest.

Strikingly filmed by Aki Kaurismäki’s longtime cinematographer Timo Salminen, Jauja distills the colors and distances of remote Patagonian landscapes with luminous clarity. Unpredictable until its final shots, Jauja continues to flirt with the imagination long after the closing credits roll. —Max Goldberg, SF International Film Festival. Written & Directed by Lisandro Alonso. Aspect Ratio – 1:133 (Academy). 2014 In Spanish and Danish with English subtitles. 108 minutes.

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Filmmakers in Conversation- Opportunity

Filmmakers talk about opportunity, risk, in their careers and in the broader context of migration.  RSVP at http://bit.ly/InspireCMSF  Free.  May 27 at 6pm  Wix Lounge in San Francisco.  Part of the LAM Inspire Speaker series.

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South American Films at the 58th San Francisco Int’l Film Festival

Cine+Mas is proud to be co-presenting these two wonderful films at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival which runs from April 23-May 7.

TWO SHOTS FIRED (Dos Disparos)
Argentina/Chile/Germany/Netherlands, 2014 104 min
April 28, 8:40pm Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

April 29, 6:30pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
April 30, 1:00pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Two_Shots_Fired_01Argentine filmmaker and short story writer Martín Rejtman’s first feature in 10 years is a slyly funny low-key existential comedy for fans of films like Stranger than Paradise and Slacker. As the film’s ever-evolving story follows an intersecting group of teenage and adult characters, it upends narrative expectations about the significance of individual events and offers instead careful, amused observation of how we all get through life, one thing after the other. Directed by Martin Rejtman. Cast includes: Rafael Federman, Susana Pampín, Benjamín Coehlo

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58tsf

EL CORDERO
Chile, 2014 90 min
May 1, 9:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
May 3, 8:30pm Pacific FIlm Archive
May 7, 8:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

El_Cordero_02Domingo is a devoted family man and Christian missionary gliding through a dutifully modest if unexceptional life. He’d happily keep it that way, too, but for the fact that a fatal accident leaves him, disturbingly, without a sense of guilt. Shot through with a subtle, sardonic humor and beautifully acted, this exceptional feature debut is an engrossing dramatic thriller reverberating with deeper questions about our innermost natures and our ties to one another. Directed by Juan Francisco Olea. Cast includes: Daniel Muñoz, Trinidad González, Roberto Farías.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58elc

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11th CubaCaribe Fest April 9-26

The 11th CubaCaribe Festival celebrates the music and dance of Cuba and the Caribbean in a festival with events that include performance, film, lectures and workshops. Local and visiting artists share their art with audiences across the Bay Area. Events in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Film Screening: “Dancing The Drum”
April 9
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, SF
Thursday @ 7pm
Tickets: $10 online, $12 door

Week 1: African Souls – Cuba & Brasil
April 10 – 12:
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF
Friday-Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $25 online; $28 door;

Batey Boricua
April 12:
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
Saturday 4 – 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation at the door

Lecture: De Curros a Especuladores: Black to the Future in Cuba
April 16
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, SF
Thursday @ 7pm
Tickets: $10 online, $12 door

Week 2: Soul Caribe
April 17 – 19:
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF
Friday-Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $22 online; $24 door;

Week 3: Alma
April 24 – 26:
Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Thursday – Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $25 online; $28 door

For ticket and other information go to CubaCaribe.org.  http://bit.ly/1HQKkUf

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Call for Entries- CMSF Latino Film Festival 7! Deadline May 25

The call for entries is now open. Would you like us to consider your film? Submit!  Shorts, features, docs or fiction films- all welcome. http://bit.ly/CMSFLFF7  Free until March 20th. Low fee otherwise. For more information, call or email us at  <<programming ( a t ) SF Latino FilmFestival.com >>

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#TBT Gitanos de Buenos Aires Doc – View it here

This fascinating documentary from Argentina screened during SFLFF 2010. Directed by Xavier Villaverde and Regina Alvarez. You can view it in its entirety here:

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Bigas Luna Tribute at the Roxie March 6-8

A special treat for cinephiles- a tribute to Bigas Luna!  Cine+Mas is happy to be a community partner. Get your tickets in advance. Use the promo code: LUNA25 for a discount.

March 6, 7:00pm Jamon Jamón “Ham, Ham”

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A modern classic of Spanish cinema starring Javier Bardem, Jordi Mollà and, in her debut film, Penélope Cruz, Jamón Jamón is seared into cinema history as much for its image of Cruz taking shelter from a storm under a testicle she has ripped from a giant billboard bull, as for rival lovers Bardem and Mollà squaring off, each armed with legs cured ham. An allegory for Spain itself, Luna engages in intricate word play while rhapsodically juxtaposing the new and the old and food and erotic desire. Directed by Bigas Luna, 95min., 1992, Spain

March 7, 7:00pm Huevos de Oro “Golden Balls”

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Benito González works construction in Melilla and dreams big – of building the tallest building in Benidorm, a great phallic symbol of power, González Towers. Over several years, we see Benito’s rise and fall, much like the construction of his tower. Through force of personality, he puts the financing together, taking advantage of women who love him – Claudia, a model who wants to be a star, and Marta, the US educated daughter of a banker whose loan Beni- to needs. Can his force of personality – his huevos de oro – compensate for shoddy building materials, no permits, and undercapitalization? Nature may have her own power and surpri- ses in store for Benito. Directed by Bigas Luna, 95mins, Spain, 1993.

March 7, 9:30pm La Teta y la Luna “The Tit and the Moon”

The Tit and the Moon_BigasLunaBeautiful, playful, innocent, funny, endearing. Nine-year-old Tete (Duran) has a problem any older brother can relate to; the family’s new arrival has replaced him at his mother’s breast. He must invoke the moon for a new tit to call his own. Cue the entrance of Estrellita, an imposing Gallic cabaret performer. However, adolescent Miquel already has his eyes on Estrellita, while the lady herself seems sweet on her stage partner, Maurice, never mind his impotence. The director sets up symbolic oppositions between the relative youth and sexual experience of the various males, and even the French, Spanish and Catalan speaking participants in the drama – the whole affair being unified by the image of the breast suckling one and all. It is a paean to a Mediterranean culture. Directed by Bigas Luna, 90min., Spain, 1994

March 8, 7:00pm Angustia “Anguish”

Anguish_BigasLunaAfter being hypnotized by his bizarre mother, a man goes on a brutal killing spree complete with telepathic commands from mom to carve the eyeballs from his victims. But just when you think you’ve seen it all, comes the most shocking twist imaginable.

Zelda Rubinstein (POLTERGEIST, SOUTHLAND TALES) and Oscar nominee Michael Ler- ner (BARTON FINK, MANIAC COP 2) star in one of the most acclaimed and unconventional horror films of the ‘80s. You won’t believe your eyes as controversial Spanish writer/direc- tor Bigas Luna, known primarily for his ‘art house films’ like JAMON, JAMON, creates an otherworldly twist of reality in the William Castle tradition. Directed by Bigas Luna, 89min., Spain, 1987.

*All titles are Original Spanish version with English subtitles.
CMSF Latino Film Fest followers can enter promo code LUNA25 for a discount.

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Crowdfunding for Alien Hunter- Bay Area Filmmakers

Ray Telles, David Telles, & Alex Meraz have a new film in the works – Alien Hunter. Help them reach their funding goal, donate. http://bit.ly/1DfisIU Even sharing the link helps spread the word. 

“…Alien Hunter is a project very dear to my heart. It reveals a part of immigration that for years I was unsure on how to express but knew needed to be heard. Now, as an adult with these experiences that have humbled me, I hope to bring these children out of the darkness: to create compassion and to challenge people to educate themselves about WHY these children cross our borders…” – Alex Meraz, Executive Producer

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Fiestas Fridas-Call For Submissions- Photography

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS:

“…hit us with your best shot” Photography Exhibit.

Thanks to her  father, Frida Kahlo was an accomplished photographer way before she became a painter, there’s even FABULOUS a book of photos she snapped.

 

Fiestas Fridas San Francisco brings you the Pig and Pie Picture Series (P-P-PicS) by requesting submissions of YOUR BEST SHOT.

This exhibit is open to all skill levels and age groups.

Each submission (up to 3 max) must be received via email by January 18th 2015 to Fiestasfridasexhibits@gmail.com and must be accompanied by the following:

*Your name, age and where you live
*Type of camera. Smart phones are ok, but please specify the type
*A 300 word or less artist statement
*A 300 word or less explanation of why this is your best shot
*Include price, if you would like to sell your work.

Please denote which of the following you are:
3 “snaps”= I make a living as a photographer
2 “snaps”= I have sold $1000+ worth of my work.
1 “snap” = I have sold up to $999. Even if you’ve not sold any work, please use this category.

If your work is selected, it must be received in San Francisco, mounted and/or framed, by January 25th. Address given at time of acceptance, work maybe NO BIGGER THAN 11×17, unless other wise noted in your acceptance email. The exhibit will run from Feb 1 to March 14th.

Being that Frida is the queen of the Selfie, we might accept YOUR BEST SHOT of that too.

CONVOCATORIA DE FOTOGRAFÍA:

“… Saca tu mejor foto” Exposición fotográfica.

Gracias a su padre, Frida Kahlo era un fotógrafo antes de que ella se convirtió en un pintor, hay incluso un libro FABULOSO de fotos que ella sacó.

Fiestas Fridas San Francisco le ofrece el Pig y Pie Foto Serie (P-P-Pics) solicitando presentaciones de su mejor foto.

Esta exposición está abierta a todos los niveles y edades.

Cada presentación (hasta 3 max) debe ser recibida por correo electrónico para el 18 de enero 2015 a Fiestasfridasexhibits@gmail.com y deberá ir acompañada de los siguientes:

* Su nombre, edad y lugar donde vive
* Tipo de cámara. Los teléfonos inteligentes están bien, pero por favor especifique el tipo
* A 300 palabras o menos declaración del artista
* A 300 palabras o menos explicación de por qué esta es tu mejor golpe
* Incluir precio, si usted quiere vender su trabajo.

Por favor denotar cuál de las siguientes son:
3 “Snaps” = Me gano la vida como fotógrafo
2 “Snaps” = Me han vendido $ 1000 + valor de mi trabajo.
1 “Snap” = he vendido hasta $ 999. Incluso si usted no ha vendido ningún trabajo, por favor use esta categoría.

Si su trabajo es seleccionado, debe ser recibido en San Francisco, monta y / o enmarcado, antes del 25 de enero. Discurso pronunciado en el momento de la aceptación, el trabajo tal vez no más grande que 11×17, a menos que de otra forma se señala en su correo electrónico la aceptación. La exposición se desarrollará del 1 febrero a 14 marzo.

Siendo que Frida es la reina del Selfie, podríamos aceptar su mejor tiro de eso también.

-FiestasFridasSF

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The Feminine Side of Mariachi; Que Caramba es La Vida – This Lovely Shitty Life; January 29 Castro Theater

 

Join us this month for the screening of QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA at the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival which runs from January 29-February 1, 2015 in San Francisco.

This Lovely Shitty Life/QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA / Dieses Schöne Scheissleben
Saturday, January 31, 2015  1:00 pm
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Tickets: http://bit.ly/CarambaVida


Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture. It’s more than just music; it’s a lifestyle that views the world from a male perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi. The first women mariachi band that formed in 1958 is still performing. And then there’s a band of young female musicians who struggle with family issues and their vocation. Against the backdrop of  Día de los Muertos, director Doris Dörrie accompanies them to their performances on the streets of Mexico and throughout their daily lives, singing about death, love and poverty.

Directed by Doris Dörrie. With- Magdalena ‘Malena’ Berrones, María del Carmen, Estrellas de Jalisco, Las Pioneras de Mexico

For more information about the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival visit: berlinbeyond.org

 

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