2014 Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival Artwork- Patricio Pomies

We’re thrilled to unveil this year’s artwork for the festival #CMSF6. It is by Patricio Sebastian Pomies, a native of Buenos Aires now residing in the Bay Area. We greatly appreciate the work he’s done. Hope you like it, too. More about Patricio at: http://bit.ly/1kTOPGZ

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Heli- CMSF Monthly Screening Series- August 8-Roxie Theater- San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!

SKYPE Q&A w/ FILMMAKER AMAT ESCALANTE on FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Join us on August 8th for our monthly film screening. It’s a late one! Screen time 9:45 7PM screening.  Let’s meet up for a drink across the street at Picaro by the bar at the front of the restaurant 8:306PM.

For tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1zIFWUx

From the acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante, HELI is a powerful, gritty and evocative film that portrays the devastating effects of drug violence and corruption in Mexico society, and how a working class family struggles against them in a small town in Mexico. Heli and his family live an ordinary life until his sister, a thirteen-year-old Middle School student, falls madly in love with another teenager, a newly recruited police cadet. This love affair accidentally involves Heli’s family in a tragic series of events that with change them forever.

Escalante delivers in HELI a visually striking film about violence, hope and humankind. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico / Germany / Netherlands / France. 2013. Digital. 105 mins.

For tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1zIFWUx

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2014 Season Poster Contest- Submit Your Art

Call for entries! We’d like to see your art.  The selected work becomes the face of the Festival, as it will be on the cover of newsprint schedules, invitations, program books, t-shirts and more.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: The design contest is open to everyone.
  2. ACCEPTABLE MEDIA: Photography, graphic design, illustration, painting and drawing submissions will be accepted.
  3. SPECIFICATIONS: All entries will be submitted electronically via email. An artist statement should accompany each submission.
  4. IMAGE FILES: All art and graphic entries should be submitted in the largest, highest quality version possible in jpeg, tif or pdf formats. Scanned prints and photographs should have a resolution of 600 dpi or higher. File size should not exceed 20MB.
  5. ARTIST STATEMENT: Each design must be accompanied by an essay (200 word limit) that describes the work in relation to Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival. The artist’s statement is important in conveying the concept of the work to a broad audience.Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Student/parent/teacher may be required to certify authenticity.
  6. JUDGING CRITERIA Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
    · Appeal, content, and marketability· Creative expression
  7. CONTEST DATES and DEADLINES: All entries must be submitted by July 15th.
  8. PRIZES: $300 prizes will be awarded to the winner plus festival passes. 
  9. The winning entry will become the property of Cine+Mas SF
  10. USE OF SUBMISSIONS: Cine+Mas SF reserves the right to feature all entries submitted in activities that promote the Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival.  Artists will be identified in all promotions.

Make sure to include name, email and phone number with each entry.

e-Mailed submissions: programming { at.@.symbol} sflatinofilmfestival {DOT}com

Mailed submission(s) to:
Cine+Mas SF
Poster Submission
695 Connecticut, #1
San Francisco, CA 94107

A panel of judges in the fields of design and marketing will be selecting the winner!

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POC Meet-Up during Frameline38 at QBar- June 24 4:30-6:30PM

Join us during Frameline38 at this meet-up before the screening of “To Be Takei” across from the Castro Theater. Tuesday June 24 4:30-6:30PM. frameline_inviteFINAL

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Fiestas Fridas Returns! Events, Performance, Art & Crafts

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Aside from Mexico and Paris, San Francisco was one of Frida Kahlo’s favorite places to be. She spent many days watching Diego paint commissioned murals all over the Bay Area and many days visiting her doctor, whose practice was in San Francisco. In 1931, Frida’s painting “Frieda and Diego Rivera” showed at the “Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists” – the first public showing of her work. She married Diego for the second time at SF City Hall on Diego’s birthday.

Fiestas Fridas SF and Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival seek to revive the love affair between Frida and San Francisco. Our events combine art, food, and music into culturally relevant events that focus on community and Frida’s message of healing through art no matter what tragedies life throws in our path. All funds raised after expenses benefit SF LaTEENo Youth Filmmakers program, Rainbow Teen Center in Oakland and PlayNice Youth programs of the Peninsula.

Our inaugural three day event in 2013 left many wishing they didn’t have to choose between Fourth of July and Frida of July. We have resolved the dilemma by offering a month long celebration this July. Check out what we have in store.

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*This year’s Fiestas Fridas SF (he)Art! Exhbit has moved to la Calle 24. Catch our Virtual Art Exhibit running continuously from July 1st – August 10th.

*Puerto Alegre restaurant hosts Bird Levy’s legendary “Pasion de Frida” exhibit for its fifth season featuring FridArte submissions by over 32 talented Friduchos. July 1 – August 15th

 

*Our “Somos Frida (We are Frida)” Birthday Celebration/Family Day offers shopping, food, art and music. July 6th

  • Stop by our (he)Art! Exhibit Opening celebration of Frida & Mi Otro Yo, meet the artists and
  • Get your Frida PASS for only $10 We’ve got all the Frida stuff you’ve ever dreamed of and more, with over 15 vendors and artisans selling their wares and handmade FridArte at a discount to our Pass holders. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/frida-pass-early-bird-tickets-11819192523
  • We end our celebration at Alley Cat Books and Gallery for the art opening of one of SF’s prolific Friducho artists and San Francisco’s own Santos Perdidos serenading Frida on her special day. Their mix of Latino music will have you on the dance floor throwing down your moves before you can say Diego Rivera.

*JC Events, Mahlae Balenciaga and The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins curate our FriDrAg and Burlesque show at The Café in the Castro for a night of high class drag, no class debauchery and homegrown sass & burlesque. July 7th, doors open at 7, show at 9 PM http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fridrag-burlesque-show-tickets-11912569817

*The 60th Anniversary of Frida’s Death. In honor of her 47 years of life we present two films www.brownpapertickets.com

  • “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to Karen and David Crommie”-40 minutes
  • “Frida – Naturaleza Viva/Frida Still Life” -108 minutes
  • A celebration with music, food and drinks to follow the movie

*The following shops will feature Frida art, Jewelry or clothing for sale in July

  • Runway Style House. Oakland
  • Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery. San Francisco
  • Modern Times Bookstore. San Francisco
  • The Gallery (lower Haight). San Francisco
  • Everlasting Love. San Francisco
  • Niju Jewelry Store
  • Luz de Luna. San Francisco
  • Cliff’s Variety. San Francisco. Join us for the unveiling of the Castro’s Homenaje a Frida Kahlo on July 7th at 5:30 pm. Snacks, beverages and a Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest.

 

Que viva Frida!

Que viva el arte!

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Cine+Mas SF co-presenting Latin American Films at 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

The 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival runs from June 19 to June 29 with screenings, parties, and special events taking place in San Francisco and Berkeley over 11 days.

Cine+Mas SF is proud to be co-presenting several selections from Latin America.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday May 30th.

Bad Hair/ Pelo Malo  Dir. Mariana Rondón, Venezuela, 2013
Saturday, June 21, 1:30 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets:  http://bit.ly/BadHairFrameline

BadHair_FramelineYoung Junior’s obsessive quest for a luxuriant head of silky, straight hair threatens to compromise the already desperately pinched existence he shares with his unsympathetic mother and infant brother in Caracas. This powerful, disquieting story of longing and unrelenting hardship is sweetly balanced with discerning compassion and moments of simple tenderness.

Everybody’s Got Somebody… But Me/Todo Mundo Tiene A Alguien Menos Yo
Dir.Raul Fuentes, Mexico, 2012
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets: http://bit.ly/EverybodyFrameline

EverybodysGotSomeoneButMeThe dynamics of a passionate love affair between a shy, snobbish middle-aged woman and a brazen, vivacious teenage girl change suddenly and artfully in Raúl Fuentes’s feature film debut, with a unique narrative style, seductive black-and-white cinematography, and an eclectic soundtrack.

 

Holiday/ Dia Feriado
Dir. Diego Araujo, Ecuador, 2013
Thursday, June 19, 10:00 PM &  Monday June 23, 1PM Castro Theatre – Tickets: http://bit.ly/HolidayFrameline

Holiday

Against the 1999 collapse of Ecuador’s banking system in the wake of a corruption scandal, doe-eyed, sensitive Juampi feels his own world turn upside down when he meets leather-clad Juano, an indigenous Quechua, during a holiday visit to the Andes.

 

Visit Frameline.org for complete schedule, film and ticketing details.

 

 

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Latin American Stories at SF DocFest; Co-Presenting The Engineer

The 13th San Francisco DocFest runs from  June 5th to 19th with screenings, panels and events in San Francisco and Oakland.  Cine+Mas SF is co-presenting THE ENGINEER, a biographical film that profiles a criminologist in El Salvador who has dedicated his life  life to finding the missing children, casualties of the ongoing brutal gang violence that’s plagued the country for years. For tickets:  http://bit.ly/1jo6GT8

THE ENGINEER
El Salvador/Guatemala/UK-  Directors Juan Luis Passarelli and Matthew Charles
Roxie Theater Sat Jun 7 9:15PM / Thu, Jun 12 9:15 PM
For tickets: http://bit.ly/1jo6GT8
“Israel Ticas is the only criminologist working in one of Latin America’s most dangerous countries, El Salvador. He has made it his mission to find the hundreds of missing teenagers who have fallen victim to the country’s brutal gang conflict. He travels from one crime scene to another, always in danger of becoming a victim himself. The filmmakers hold nothing back showing us the grim and graphic realities of his work and his devotion to finding all those lost.” – JM/SFDocFest

OF KITES AND BORDERS/De Cometas y Fronteras
Spain/Mexico- Dir. Yolanda Pividal
Roxie TheatreSun, Jun 8 2:30 PM
For tickets/trailer: http://bit.ly/1ngkccK

“Through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana, we see the daily struggles of children living on the US-Mexico border. Eddie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the United States, Carmela is a nine-year old who works in the city dump and dreams about going to school. And brothers Adrián and Fernando don wrestling masks to perform matches at busy intersections in order to support their family. Screens with Life on the Line.” – JM/SFDocFest

Bronx Obama
USA – Dir. Ryan Murdock
Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 8 7PM – Jun 11 9:15PM
Oakland School for the Arts Sat, Jun 14 5PM
Tickets/Trailer: http://bit.ly/1nfIAex
“When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the ‘look of a lifetime’ and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.” – JM/SFDocFest

For full program details visit SFIndie.com

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Who is Dayani Cristal? – Screening only if you get your tickets this week

Who Is Dayani Cristal? will screen in San Francisco and Berkeley for one showing only if you buy your tickets this week. Visit the links to buy tickets and learn more about the documentary.

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The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. San Francisco

June 4th 7:30PM at Opera Plaza Cinemas – San Francisco Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1vN9SNn
June 9th 7:30PM at Berkeley 7 – Berkeley                 Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1vNc8UN Postponed. Stay tuned.

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CMSF Monthly Screening: Delusions of Grandeur – June 12 Thursday at ATA

Join us for an encore screening of  Delusions of Grandeur (5th CMSF Latino Film Festival) on June 12 at Artists’ Television Access 7:15PM.

Buy your tickets online at http://bit.ly/1rPFQpk or call 1-800-838-3006. We suggest getting tickets ahead of time. It’s a small venue.

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Directed by Iris Almaraz & Gustavo Ramos.

San Francisco is known as the home of progressive liberals and the free-spirited; so it only makes sense that after quitting her depression medication, Lulu, a voluptuous, rebellious, grungy girl moves tere to live with her transgender fairy godmother, Illusion. Bored by her job at a local coffee shop, Lulu leaves no stone unturned when it comes to her sexual lust. Meanwhile, Illusion searches for someone to love and Lulu’s friend Mario turns on her intrigue for living outside the box. With its avant-garde perspective, Delusions of Grandeur is a bright and colorful presentation of the struggle from adolescence into adulthood. Enjoy this local spin on the coming-of-age tale for a new generation.

Familiar sights in San Francisco. Cameo by nightlife icon Juanita More!

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Ruben Salazar Documentary Airs on PBS April 29

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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle  is a documentary about the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a Mexican-American journalist who was killed by a law enforcement agent during a National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. Salazar was a very accomplished reporter, correspondent and columnist at the Los Angeles Times.  The documentary is directed by Phillip Rodriguez (Brown is the New Green) and will be aired on PBS stations across the country. Check local TV listings. April 29-May 1.

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