2016 Festival Schedule

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2016 Five Film Passes – Single or Buddy Passes
Good for all ticketed film screenings except opening night.
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Opening Night: Friday September 16th

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ALMA
Friday September 16, 2016 7:30 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Fernando loves Alma but it’s not easy; she’s got her ticks and he’s tired of it. She kicks him out but he wants her back!
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Saturday September 17th

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CRAVING CUBA
Saturday September 17, 2016 1:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Filmmaker in attendance.
To be Cuban even if you’ve never been Cuba. The feeling is shared by the children of emigres and exiles. This is a story about identity, family, exile and hope. Follow the journey of a Cuban-American woman who was born in New Jersey to Cuban-ex…
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AMIR
Saturday September 17, 2016 1:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Filmmaker in attendance.
An aspiring musician is caught in a love triangle. Shot in black and white in Tijuana. Award winning film from Mexico.
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DOGS – Perros
Saturday September 17, 2016 4:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
USA Premiere
Misael, lonely and abandoned, finds affection and tenderness in Sarna, the dog in the prison. Stars John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown, Ice Age) Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros). Colombian film.
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THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE – Ou Otro Lado do Paraiso
Saturday September 17, 2016 4:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Nando, a 12 year old boy, narrates the adventures of his father Antonio, during turbulent 60s Brazil. They leave the interior state of Minas to go to Brasília, a newly established city still under construction. Film from Brazil.
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NOTHING IN RETURN – A Cambio de Nada
Saturday September 17, 2016 7:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Bay Area Premiere
16-year-old runs away from home and forms his chosen family with people he meets on the streets of Madrid. Story of friendship, youth, and life. Multiple award winner including Goya’s for Best New Director, Best New Actor. Film from Spain.
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ROAD TO LA PAZ – Viaje a La Paz
Saturday September 17, 2016 7:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Bay Area Premiere
A road movie starring Rodrigo de la Serna (Motorcycle Diaries) and Ernesto Suárez, taking us on a trip of over 1,800 miles, from Buenos Aires, Argentina to La Paz, Bolivia. Two very different men at the crossroad of their lives. Film from Argentina/Holland/Qaatar.
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MAGALLANES
Saturday September 17, 2016 10:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Struggling to survive, an Army  veteran drives a taxi in the poorest neighborhoods in Lima. A chance encounter with a passenger reminds him of his dark past and he tries to make amends. Stars Ariel Award Winner Damian Alcazar and Magely Solar (Milk of Sorrow/La Teta Asustada).  Film from Peru.
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EKAJ
Saturday September 17, 2016 9:30 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.
Think ‘Kids’ meets ‘Midnight Cowboy’. A love story between two drifters, a naive teenager and a hustler. Homeless, they navigate the streets of New York and find friendship in each other- though the dream is to find love and be take…
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Sunday September 18th

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SUMMER SACRAMENT
Sunday September 18, 2016 1:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
World Premiere. Filmmaker & cast in attendance.
Family takes in a young boy who’s been separated from his mother. Shot in San Francisco’s Mission District.
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THE SOCCER BOYS – Los Pibes
Sunday September 18, 2016 1:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
USA Premiere
The talent scouts for famed Buenos Aires -Boca Juniors soccer team tour the lesser-known clubs and soccer fields to discover the future stars of Argentine soccer. Experienced recruiters try-out over 40,000 boys over the course of the year to see th…
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MADE IN CALI: USA SHORTS
Sunday September 18, 2016 3:00 PM
Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco
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KM 72
Sunday September 18, 2016 4:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
A millionaire is brutally murdered in his house and a valuable briefcase has been taken from the safety-deposit box. The bodyguard returns to find three witnesses- each with different versions of who committed the crime.
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PERLA
Sunday September 18, 2016 4:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.
Perla is abandoned by her owner on the top of a hill, in the capital city of Santiago, Chile. Without knowing what to do, Perla joins the throngs of other dogs that roam the streets. Then one day she meets Samuel, a troubled man, and they both sta…
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INDIVISIBLE
Sunday September 18, 2016 5:00 PM
Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco
Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers. Indivisible takes place at a pivotal moment in their lives, as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones.
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H.O.M.E.
Sunday September 18, 2016 6:30 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
H.O.M.E. is an visual exploration through themes involving alienation and meaningful chance encounters through the lens of a disconnected city in constant motion. A young man with Asperger’s, a gambling Ecuadorian driver, and a Chinese young mo…
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LA GUNGUNA
Sunday September 18, 2016 7:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.
The stories behind a .22 caliber pistol that brings bad luck and misfortune to any person that takes possession of it.
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ALMA
Sunday September 18, 2016 9:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Fernando loves Alma but it’s not easy; she’s got her ticks and he’s tired of it. She kicks him out but he wants her back! Film from Chile/Argentina- opening night film encore.
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DOGS – Perros
Saturday September 18, 2016 10:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
USA Premiere
Misael, lonely and abandoned, finds affection and tenderness in Sarna, the dog in the prison. Stars John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown, Ice Age) Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros). Colombian film.
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Monday September 19th

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BITTER COFFEE – Cafe Amargo
Monday September 19, 2016 7:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.
Late 50’s Cuba, four sisters inherit their parent’s coffee plantation in the mountains. They hide a young man on his way to join the guerrilla- causing an incident that would change their lives forever.
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FIDELANDIA: BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF CUBA’S REVOLUTION
Monday September 19, 2016 7:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, San Francisco
When Cuba’s former dictator left power, people expected a new Cuba, opportunity and new way of life. Shot on location in Cuba.
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Tuesday September 20th

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THE FARM – La Granja
Tuesday September 20, 2016 7:15 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.
The lives of a midwife, a young boxer, a mute child and a young couple collide unexpectedly in a story about the desperate pursuit of happiness on the streets of Puerto Rico.
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DREAM, LOVE, & LIVE: LATIN AMERICAN SHORTS
Tuesday September 20, 2016 7:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, San Francisco
Panorama of Latin American Shorts- whimsical, love, longing, and passions.

Wednesday September 21st

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NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS – O Coração do Loucura
Wednesday September 21, 2016 7:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
In the 1950s, Nise da Silveira, a psychiatrist in Brazil convinces modern art museums to open their doors to unheard of artists. Winner at Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro Film Festivals.

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THE RIVER THAT FLOWS THROUGH US – El Rio Que Nos Atraviesa
Wednesday September 21, 2016 7:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, San Francisco
The Orinoco Magna Reserve Project is a source of development for Venezuela but the cost on an environmental, social, and cultural level is great- particularly for the indigenous community. Is it worth it? Documentary from Venezuela.
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Thursday September 22nd

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ROAD TO LA PAZ – Viaje a La Paz
Thursday September 22, 2016 7:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, San Francisco
Bay Area Premiere
A road movie starring Rodrigo de la Serna (Motorcycle Diaries) and Ernesto Suárez, taking us on a trip of over 1,800 miles, from Buenos Aires, Argentina to La Paz, Bolivia. Two very different men at the crossroad of their lives. Film from Argentina/Holland/Qaatar.
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Friday September 23rd

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AMIR
Friday September 23, 2016 7:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, San Francisco
An aspiring musician is caught in a love triangle. Shot in black and white in Tijuana. Award winning film. Award winning film from Mexico.
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Siembra
Friday September 23, 2016 7:00 PM
EastSide Cultural Center, San Francisco
Turco, a fisherman from the Colombian Pacific Coast, yearns to return to the land he had to abandon 3 years ago, due to armed conflict, along with his son Yosner. He lives in the city, trapped in a profound feeling of rootlessness while his son seeks a possible future in it.
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Sunday September 25th

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CRAVING CUBA
Sunday September 25, 2016 3:00 PM
Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker in attendance.
To be Cuban even if you’ve never been Cuba. The feeling is shared by the children of emigres and exiles. This is a story about identity, family, exile and hope. Follow the journey of a Cuban-American woman who was born in New Jersey to Cuban-ex…
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PERLA
Sunday September 25, 2016 5:00 PM
Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco
Perla is abandoned by her owner on the top of a hill, in the capital city of Santiago, Chile. Without knowing what to do, Perla joins the throngs of other dogs that roam the streets. Then one day she meets Samuel, a troubled man, and they both sta…
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Monday September 26th

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WATCHING THEM DIE – Mirar Morir
Monday September 26, 2016 7:00 PM
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Co-Presented with RoxCine
43 students from Ayotzinapa, a town in southern Mexico, went missing. Journalists, activists, researchers document the role of the Mexican military.
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Tuesday September 27th

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BITTER COFFEE – Cafe Amargo
Tuesday September 27, 2016 7:00 PM
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
West Coat Premiere
Late 50’s Cuba, four sisters inherit their parent’s coffee plantation in the mountains. They hide a young man on his way to join the guerrilla- causing an incident that would change their lives forever.
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Wednesday September 28th

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IN THE GAME
Wednesday September 28, 2016 6:30 PM
Salvation Army 1156 Valencia, San Francisco
In the Game is a documentary feature film directed by Peabody award-winner Maria Finitzo and produced by Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams). In the Game follows the ups and downs of a girls’ soccer team to reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students confront in their quest for higher education.
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THE MAN WHO SAW TOO MUCH
Wednesday September 28, 2016 7:00 PM
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
The man. The image. The obsession. Enrique Metinides spent his life documenting death with his camera. Through the footsteps of Metinides and the work of the contemporary tabloid photographers we discover Mexico City through a narrative of crime scenes…Award Wining documentry from Mexico.
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MAGALLANES
Wednesday September 28, 2016 9:00 PM
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
Struggling to survive, a veteran drives a taxi in the poorest neighborhoods in Lima. A chance encounter with a passenger
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Thursday September 29th

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AMAMA: WHEN A TREE FALLS – Amama
Thursday September 29, 2016 7:00 PM
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere. Filmmaker Q&A.
The story of a family; the story of a conflict. The rural and the urban, the past and the present, parents and their offspring: opposing ways of life struggle against one another whilst, in eloquent silence, the grandmother Amama watches her …Award Winning film from Spain.

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NISE: THE HEART OF MADNESS – O Coração do Loucura
Thursday September 29, 2016 9:30 PM
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
In the 1950s, Nise da Silveira, a psychiatrist in Brazil convinces modern art museums to open their doors to unheard of artists. Winner at Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro Film Festivals.
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Saturday October 1st

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LAND & SHADE – La Tierra y La Sombra
Saturday October 01, 2016 3:00 PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
West Coast Premiere
After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into. AFI Grand Jury & Cannes Film Festival Winner.
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Siembra
Saturday October 01, 2016 3:00 PM
La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley
Turco, a fisherman from the Colombian Pacific Coast, yearns to return to the land he had to abandon 3 years ago, due to armed conflict, along with his son Yosner. He lives in the city, trapped in a profound feeling of rootlessness while his son seeks a possible future in it.
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MAGALLANES
Saturday October 01, 2016 5:00 PM
La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley
Struggling to survive, an army veteran drives a taxi in the poorest neighborhoods of Lima, Peru. A chance encounter with a passenger reminds him of his own dark past in the Army. Can he make amends? Starring Damian Alcazar (Ariel Award Winner) and Adriana Barraza (Academy Award Nominee, Amores Perros, Babel)…
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AMAMA: WHEN A TREE FALLS – Amama
Saturday October 01, 2016 5:00 PM
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
The story of a family; the story of a conflict. The rural and the urban, the past and the present, parents and their offspring: opposing ways of life struggle against one another whilst, in eloquent silence, the grandmother Amama watches her …
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