SFLFF8 may have ended but you can still enjoy new theatrical releases as well as retrospectives with RoxCine at the Roxie Theater. The “Mas Almodovar” series brings back some of our favorite Pedro Almodovar films; the latest by Diego Luna, Mr. Pig, stars Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover; and a SF Latino Film Festival selection- documentary INDIVISIBLE. Scroll down for dates and ticketing.
Tuesday, Nov 1st @ 7pm
In the spirit of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), RoxCine presents a special screening of CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro’s first feature film and one of the best horror films ever made in Latin America. A frightening take on the vampire myth featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.
THE SIMILARS/ Los Parecidos
Fri, Nov 11- Thur, Nov 17
A twilight zone-inspired story that twists and turns and ultimately satisfies… – Joe Dante
In the rainy darkness of the early morning hours of October 2, 1968, eight people are waiting in a remote bus station in the middle of nowhere for the bus heading to Mexico City. They’ll soon find themselves experiencing a strange phenomenon. Directed by Isaac Ezban. Mexico.
Saturday, Nov 19 @ 4:30pm
Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio are three undocumented children who want nothing more than to be reunited with the families who were ripped from them and deported when they were young. At a pivotal moment in each of their lives—while fighting for their chance to be citizens—they are allowed to visit their families. But immigration reform faces an uncertain future, and there is no way to know if this visit will be the last time. Director Hilary Linder in person for Q&A! SFLFF8 selection. San Francisco premiere.
Fri, Nov 25 – Thur, Dec 1
An emotional drama starring Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph directed by Diego Luna.
On the brink of losing everything, a pig farmer (Danny Glover) and his daughter (Maya Rudolph) hit the road to Mexico to find a final resting place for his beloved swine, Howie. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Fri, Dec 16 – Thur, Dec 22
Five stories of love and sex unfold over one hot summer in Madrid, when the protagonists discover strange and unusual sources of sexual indulgence with unpronounceable names: Dacryphilia, Eliphilia, Somnophilia, Polyamory, Harpaxophilia… Taboos are broken one by one as our horny couples enter into a thrilling liberation in which no pleasure is denied, whatever form it takes. Directed by Paco León.
Wednesday, Dec 28 @ 7pm
Leo, a writer of romance novels under the name Amanda Gris, is unable to write a happy ending for her latest novel after realizing her marriage to Paco is ending. With Marisa Paredes & Imanol Arias.
With Marisa Paredes, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Imanol Arias and Juan Echanove. 1995.
Thursday, Dec 29 @ 7pm
A brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language.
With Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz. 1999.
Friday, Dec 30 @ 7pm
A beautifully written tale of betrayal, murder, independence and sisterhood set in a dusty suburb of Madrid, it charts three generations of women attempting to overcome the various troubles – men, money, ghosts – that have been heaped upon them.
With Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas. 2006.