Announcing 8th Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival- Sept 16-Oct 1

For Immediate Release
August 10, 2016

Media Contacts:
Juliana Mojica, Mojica Arts/ Cine+Más SF/ San Francisco Latino Film Festival, 415.225.3725 mojicaarts@gmail.com
David Franco, Cine+Mas SF, 415.754.9580 publicity (at)cine mas sf (dot) org

Cine+Más SF presents
8th Annual San Francisco Latino Film Festival
September 16-October 1, 2016

Calendar Listing / Film / Festival / Community Event
Calendar Editors Please Note:
What: 8th Annual Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival
Where: SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND / BERKELEY
When: Sept 16-Oct 1, 2016
INFO: http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.org or call 415-754-9580.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –August 10, 2016 – Cine+Más SF presents the San Francisco Latino Film Festival (September 16-October 1, 2016) in theatres and cultural centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, screening award winning and critically acclaimed documentary and feature films throughout Latin America, South America and the USA. The audience will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with local and visiting filmmakers after many of the screenings.

The Festival is excited to announce this year it will open at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in the Mission District and takes the program to cultural venues in the Bay Area including the Roxie Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, La Pena Cultural Center, the de Young Museum and the Eastside Cultural Center. Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.

A short list of this year’s program includes:

H.O.M.E by Daniel Maldonado from New York City. Jeremy Ray Valdez (La Mission) plays a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who finds respite in the subways of New York City. .
SACRED SACRAMENT by Lionel Desai, a San Francisco filmmaker. Familiar sights and faces from the Mission. Boy coming to terms with separation from his mother who was deported as he prepares for his first communion while staying at adoptive family.
SIEMBRA by Samuel Henriquez from Colombia. It’s a drama set in Colombia’s Pacific Coast about a fisherman displaced by the armed conflict yearning to return to his land.
LIBERTAD by Brenda Avila-Haan, a filmmaker from Santa Cruz. A short film profiling a transgender indigenous woman from Oaxaca whose life transcends borders.
CRAVING CUBA by Zuzy Martin Lynch and Rick Lynch, San Francisco filmmakers. A documentary about Cuban-American’s nostalgia and yearning to travel and connect with Cuba. Subjects include Jessica Aguirre (NBC news anchor), George Gascon (San Francisco District Attorney), and singer/actor Carlos Ponce.
SFLFF 8 is pleased to welcome several sponsors back including: KQED, KPFA 94.1FM, KPIX, CBS 5, KBCW, SFstation.com, JCDECAUX, and MDT Agency. Companies or individuals interested in supporting as sponsors or volunteers are encouraged to contact us at 415-754-9580 or programming (at) SFLatinoFilmFestival (dot) org.

Calle 24 Paseo Artistico – Art Crawl Sunday July 10- Short Film Program

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Calle 24 Paseo Artistico is a new project in the Latino Cultural Corridor of 24th Street in the Mission taking place each month. The free day-long event includes a  mural tour, Cine+Mas SF and participating filmmakers will have a film program this Sunday. This month we’re offering a 40 minute shorts program that starts at 4pm, 5pm, & 6pm.

What: Award winning short films by local filmmakers, past Latino Film Fest selections.
Where: Alley Cat Bookstore-  3036 24th Street
When: Sunday July 10 at 4pm, 6pm, & 7pm

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FILM DETAILS
Change by Xavier A Galindo
5 minutes
A San Francisco native struggles not to become a victim of gentrification and humanize his community of the Tenderloin. He walks through his neighborhood confronted by gentrification as he encounters a Techie that rubs him the wrong way.

Beep by Yvan Iturriaga. 15 minutes
A hectic tale about a young man struggling to hold onto his true nature- and not just another cog in the machine.

My Life in DanceMi Vida en Baile by Amir Jaffer. 13 minutes
At 90, Miguel Santos continues to share his love of Flamenco on stage and in workshops in San Francisco. He joined Theatre Flamenco in 1968, which is one of the oldest running Dance companies in the United States. In this short biopic, Miguel traces his artistic journey and shares events of his life that took him across the United States and to Spain.

 

Detailed below are all the events for the day. Catch one- catch all!

Schedule/ Horario
11AM-12:30 PM ● Bilingual Guided Mural Tour
Precita Eyes Murals, 2981 24th Street
Spanish & English guided mural tour through Balmy
Alley and 24th Street Corridor.

1-3 PM ● Workshop: Basics of Sculpture Art
Acción Latina, 2958 24th Street
Instructor: Alejandro Meza.

4-6 PM ● Gears Turning Poetry Series
Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th Street
Hosted by Kim Shuck; Poetry by Leroy F. Moore,
Jr., Jerry Ferraz & Jane Rades; Music by Ed Dang.

4-6 PM ● Mixed Poetry /Poesia Revuelta
Acción Latina, 2958 24th Street
Hosted by Jorge Argueta; Poetry by q.r. Hand Jr.,
Dorothy Payne, Daniel Flores, & Jack Hirschman.

4-7 PM ● Cine+Mas Short Films
Alley Cat Bookshop, 3036 24th Street
Award winning films from local filmmakers.
– “Change” by Xavier A. Galindo
– “Beep” by Yvan Iturriaga
– “My Life in Dance” by Amir Jaffer

RoxCine Event- ALL OF ME – Llevate Mis Amores- Doc & More Opens Aug 5

What:  All of Me (Llévate mis amores) film screenings, filmmakers & subject present on Aug 5, 6 after 7pm screening
Where: Roxie Theater,
When: August 5-11

For tickets and schedule visit Roxie.com – http://bit.ly/28T5acE

*Opening Reception at 518 Valencia after 7pm screening on Aug 5. Admission with ticket stub from film.

+Closing Reception at Galeria de La Raza after the 7pm screening on Aug 11. Admission with ticket stub from the film.

Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and the third world. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the country on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. This documentary is an intimate approach, a personal diary that draws a border between the life they were given and the life they chose. In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another.

 

What: Panel discussion with journalist Cheliz Lopez, Carecen executive director Larisa Dugan-Cuadra, Patrona, & filmmakers
When: August 10, after 7PM screening
Where: Roxie Theater

What: Art Exhibition- MUJERES DE LUZ by Talavera Balon
When: August 5-9
Where: 518 Valencia Street

What: Art Exhibition- MUJERES DE LUZ by Talavera Balon
When: August 10-15
Where: Galeria de la Raza

Directed by Arturo González Villaseñor. México. 2014. 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented  by Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival

Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director Arturo González Villaseñor and director of photography Antonio Mecalco IN PERSON for Q&A on Friday and Saturday, 8/5 & 8/6 after 7pm shows!

Panel Discussion moderated by radio host & producer Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, executive director of Carecen SF, on Wednesday after the 7pm show!

Plus, the art exhibit MUJERES LUZ, a painting series by Talavera-Ballon inspired by the film, will open August 5 at 518 Valencia Street in conjunction with a reception for the filmmakers and Patrona Lupe, and will move to Galeria de la Raza on August 10 in conjunction with a closing reception with the fillmmakers and Patrona Lupe on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit will be up until Tuesday, August 16.

“[Director] González Villaseñor has given these women a voice of their own and constructed a merited tribute to their determined generosity”
—Eye For Film

“Villaseñor has achieved something rare—a satisfying piece of spiritual filmmaking on a delicate political topic”
—Chicago Reader

About Mujeres Luz
Mujeres Luz is an art exhibit dedicated to Las Patronas and migrants who travel on La Bestia inspired by the film All of Me (Llevate mis Amores). When Talavera-Ballón saw the movie at the San Francisco Film Festival last year, he was so moved that he traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to meet and paint these incredible women.

About Talavera-Ballon
Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. His work highlights the lives and struggles of farm workers, indigenous people and immigrants throughout Latin America and the US. He has exhibited in museums, universities and embassies internationally and in the US, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco and the Peruvian Embassy in Washington DC. He has been selected for the SF Arts Commission 2015-2016 Artist Pool, has participated in Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and is currently a member of ArtSpan Open Studios committee.

OPENING RECEPTION

Following the opening of the film on Friday, 8/5, ticket holders are invited to the reception and opening of the exhibit MUJERES LUZ @ 518 Valencia St, at 9pm. 518 Valencia is a venue where artists and activists come together to share stories of their fights for economic and social justice, located around the corner from the Roxie Theater.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

In conjunction with the screenings of All of Me, the Roxie presents the following events @ 518 Valencia, San Francisco:

Saturday, Aug 6
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 4pm-10pm

Sunday, Aug 7
Panel Discussion with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, film director Arturo González Villaseñor, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and painter Talavera-Ballón after the matinee show (4:00 pm).

Monday, Aug 8
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, Aug 9
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 7pm-10pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Following the 7pm screening of the film on Thursday, 8/11, ticket holders are invited to the closing reception and exhibit MUJERES LUZ @ Galería de la Raza, at 2857 24th Street, at 8:30pm.

Mujeres Luz will be on view at Galeria de la Raza Wednesday, August 10-Tuesday, August 16.

ArtSpan is proud to endorse this collaborative program of art, film and food.

La Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, el director Arturo González Villaseñor y el director de fotografía Antonio Mecalco EN PERSONA para la sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas el viernes y el sabado, 8/5 & 8/6 después de los shows a las 7pm!

Discusión moderada por locutora de radio y productora Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) con la Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director de cinematografía Antonio Mecalco y Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, directora ejecutiva de Carecen SF, después del show de las 7pm show el miércoles, 10 de agosto!

Además, la exhibición MUJERES LUZ, una serie de pinturas de Talavera-Ballon inspiradas por el documental, se abrirá el 5 de agosto en 518 Valencia como parte de la recepción para los directores y la patrona Lupe.

MUJERES LUZ se mudará a la Galería de la Raza el jueves, 11 de agosto para la recepción de despedida de los directores y la patrona Lupe. Los cuadros estarán en exhibición hasta el martes 16 de agosto.

México comparte con Estados Unidos la frontera más grande entre el primer y el tercer mundo. Eso lo hace el puente de miles de migrantes que cruzan el país montados en el lomo del tren La Bestia, expuestos a todos los peligros. Ahí se encuentran con las Patronas, el grupo de mujeres mexicanas que desde 1995, todos los días, prepara comida que lanza caliente a los desprotegidos sin que el tren se detenga.

Este documental es un acercamiento íntimo, un diario personal que traza la frontera entre la vida que les tocó vivir y la que ellas eligieron. Una película coral, donde las voces de quince personajes retratan la difícil realidad campesina. En medio de un país en guerra, en un mundo donde la esperanza parece perdida, Las Patronas rescatan el principal valor humano que día a día se desvanece: el amor por el otro. Un bravo, cotidiano y sorprendente ejemplo de solidaridad que contrasta con la violencia de uno de los pasos más crueles del mundo para viajantes sin papeles.

Argentine Film ‘The Tenth Man’ Opening SF Jewish Film Festival July 21

Cine Mas SF is excited to co-present a couple of wonderful films at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. The festival runs from to July 21-August 7 in San Francisco. For full festival details visit: JFI.org

THE TENTH MAN (Opening Night)
Daniel Burman | Argentina | Narrative
Get your tickets.  July 21 6:30pm Castro Theater


Ariel lives in New York, far from the lively Jewish district in Buenos Aires where he grew up. But when his father summons him back home for help, Ariel reluctantly returns. The Tenth Man is a kindhearted comedy with a gentle romantic touch. Director Daniel Burman (All In, SFJFF 2012) joyfully upends the old adage that you can never go home again and instead says, maybe under the right circumstances, you can.

HOW TO WIN ENEMIES – Gomo Ganar Enemigos
Gabriel Lichtmann | Argentina | Narrative

Take a classic Woody Allen–style antihero, add Alfred Hitchcock–level intrigue and a strong dose of Argentine sex appeal, and you have this comic, poignant and smart feature. Director Gabriel Lichtmann shows the complicated family relations of Lucas, a young Buenos Aires Jewish lawyer and a mystery buff (he even has a dog named Sherlock) as he solves the mystery of who conned him out of a down payment on a house.

Get your tickets.

Latino Experience at Frameline SF International LGBT Film Festival Starts June 16

It’s June. That means it’s Pride Month and the San Francisco International LBGT Film Festival is coming up! Now in its 40th season, Frameline40 runs from June 16-26. For full festival details visit Frameline.org Cine Mas SF Latino Film Festival proudly supports the following film program.


BRUISING FOR BESOS- USA

For tickets  Sunday June 19 7pm Rialto Cinemas, Tuesday June 21 Victoria TheaterBruisingForBesos_Frameline
In this beautifully shot love story, Yoli is a seductive queer xicana artist who finds great passion with Daña, an alluring Puerto Rican nurse. But their growing intimacy stirs up their own troubled histories. Can Yoli break the cycle, face the past, and create something new for herself?

FROM AFAR/Desde Alla- Venezuela/Mexico
For tickets. Wednesday June 22 7pm Victoria T
heater, Thursday June 23 9:30pm

Armando (Alfredo Castro), a middle-aged single man who makes dentures and is terrified by the prospect of physical contact, spends his free time walking the streets of Caracas and cruising for tough young men. His interest is less in sex than in power, as he seeks control FromAfar_DesdeAllaover these macho boys in return for payment. The dynamic changes after he invites home a volatile car mechanic named Elder and the teenager refuses to play by Armando’s rules. Rather than move on to another conquest, though, the older man becomes bewitched, stalking Elder in the streets and eventually offering him a kind of home life. Golden Lion Winner at the Venice Film Festival

RARA – Chile
For tickets. Friday June 24 6:30pm Castro Theater,Saturday June 25 5pm Landmark Theatres Piedmont
Rara_FramelineThe story, which is both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a based-on-a-true-story account of a same-gender marriage threatened by social forces, begins with a tableau of relative domestic harmony: Paula (Mariana Loyola) lives with her partner, Lía, and her two daughters, Sarah and Catalina. Her ex-husband, Victor, lives nearby with his new wife, Nicole, and the girls shift easily between the two homes. But internal tensions and external pressures slowly begin to unravel the family tapestry. Standard mother-daughter squabbles and explosive moments of adolescent angst that are par for the course in any family spark heightened anxieties in a family with lesbian parents living in a conservative-leaning community—an outwardly tolerant environment with a latent underpinning of insinuation and judgment.

GIRL GETS GIRL/ De Chica en Chica – Spain
For tickets.  June 18 6:30pm Roxie TheaterDeChicaEnChica_Frameline
Sexy, smoky-eyed Inés can’t keep her hands off anyone she meets. But when she’s caught cheating on her girlfriend in the bathroom at a funeral, the aspiring and broke erotica writer escapes back to Spain after ten years away.

YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE/ Nunca Vas a Estar Solo – Chile
For tickets.
Thursday  June 16 10pm Castro Theatre ,Wednesday June 22 4pm Castro Theatre
After 25 years managing a factory that produces mannequins, quiet, introverted Juan (Sergio Hernández) hopes to be made a partner with the company. At home, his eighteen-year-old son, Pablo (Andrew Bargsted), has dreams of stardom, studying dance at a respected art school. In addition to teaching neighborhood children choreographed dance Youll Never Be Alone_Framelinenumbers and clubbing with his best girlfriend, Mari (Astrid Roldan), on the weekends, Pablo’s life revolves around performing, auditioning, and occasionally sneaking around to sleep with a neighbor boy. While Pablo and his widowed, hard-working dad don’t have a whole lot in common, neither seems to let that get in the way of caring for each other. Everything changes, however, when Pablo is brutally attacked by a group of homophobic kids from the neighborhood. With legal action and medical insurance proving to be both unhelpful and costly, Juan decides, in desperation, to seek out his own form of justice for his son.

TAKE ME FOR A RIDE / Uio Sacame a Pasear- Ecuador
For tickets.  Saturday June 25 9pm Roxie Theater
Sara has attempted to fit in with her classmates, but by the beginning of her senior year, she can’t really be bothered anymore to hang with the other teens at school or try to rekindle a dissatisfying relationship with the boy next door. Isolating herself in the smoky haze of a hidden alcove, she is content to live her life apart, spending contemplative solo TakeMeForARide_Framelineafternoons in the soft Quito sunlight. That solitude ends when new girl Andrea transfers to the high school and finds her way into Sara’s alcove to share a smoke. The girls quickly become inseparable, discovering a mutual love of live music and tentatively sharing feelings of alienation, of “being weird” in a restrictive culture that doesn’t welcome much difference. Micaela Rueda’s beautifully observed debut captures the obsessive euphoria of falling in love, focusing on the secluded, dreamy moments when it seems that the world is inhabited by only two people. Laced within the intoxication of the girls’ passion is the volatile threat of social and parental rejection, endangering their private sphere. Will they have the courage to follow their hearts, to embrace and proclaim their love?

I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY / Te prometo anarquia- Mexico
For tickets.
Sunday June 19 9:15pm Castro Theater, Friday June 24 9:30pm  Victoria Theater
A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón (Gasolina) follows a pair of IPromiseYouAnarchy_Framelineskateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality while making a living through black-market blood trafficking. With drug-related violence at an alarming high, business in the underground blood trade proves lucrative for the charming, entrepreneurial Miguel (Diego Calva), who orchestrates groups of his friends and neighbors to get “milked,” as he calls it. As the demand for blood and the size of the jobs increase, he enlists his bisexual, rough-around-the-edges lover Johnny (Eduardo Eliseo Martínez) as his business partner, hoping to provide a distraction from his clingy sometime girlfriend Adri (Shvasti Calderon). However, as the stakes start to rise, Miguel and Johnny quickly find themselves in over their heads.

John Leguizamo Returns to Berkeley Rep with Latin History For Morons July 1-Aug 14

Freak, Mambo Mouth or Spic-0-Rama? Moulin Rouge, Cronicas or Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything?  Do you remember House of  Buggin’?  Perhaps you’ve been watching him on Bloodline. We all have our favorite work of his. If you’re a John Leguizamo fan, you’ll have a chance to catch him live in the Bay Area as he returns with his new solo-show this summer starting July 1 with John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons.

In John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons, the outrageous, multifaceted performer attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country. From a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the Revolutionary and Civil War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style. History was never so mind-blowing…or hysterical!


Latin History for Morons
plays July 1-August 14 at Berkeley Rep Theater. Discounts for under 30. Bring a group: Buy 10, save $10 (each ticket!)

Click here for tickets.

Los Punks, El Chivo at SF Doc Fest June 2-16

‪#‎SFDocFest‬ is back June 2-16. We’re happy to be co-presenting a couple of films Los Punks; We Are All We Have & El Chivo. Visit SFindie.com for full fest details.

EL CHIVO– directed by  Rod Murphy
2016, USA/Mexico ,78 min. West Coast Premier
Roxie Sun June 5, 915p; Mon June 6, 7p

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1XT2ZbS

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When runner Will Harlan won Mexico’s infamous Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon, the indigenous Tarahumara dubbed him El Chivo (the goat). Since then, he’s changed his life and his family’s lifestyle acutely. While he prepares to return to the canyons to race again, El Chivo chronicles Harlan’s motivations to live deliberately, while illustrating the toll it takes on his body and family.

 

LOS PUNKS: WE ARE ALL WE HAVE
directed by. Angela Boatwright
2016, USA, 79 min. West Coast Premiere. LA Stories. Music Spotlight.
Roxie Theater, Sat June 11, 915p, Wed June 15, 915p

LosPunks_SFDocFestTickets: http://bit.ly/24kTlie

Punk rock is thriving in the backyards of South Central and East Los Angeles, made up of a cobbled-together family of Hispanic teens and young adults in the mosh pit. It is all about the bands, fans, production, marketing, and security, interwoven in a sub-culture of thrash and noise. The sense of belonging is palpable; emotional bonds fostered among good families and those broken, poverty and wealth, adolescence and maturity, with the music emanating a magnetic chorus for all to sing together. A documentary that honestly and sincerely portrays this vibrant ‘DIY’ community.

RoxCine Launches at Roxie Theater- Spanish Language Films in SF’s Mission District

RoxCine is the Roxie’s year-round Spanish-language film program. RoxCine features new releases, repertory programming, and special series and retrospectives, with an exciting mix of films – from winners at major film festivals with US distribution, to special features not seen on any other screen outside of Latin America.

The upcoming program includes:

-Neon Blue: May 6-12. Award winning film from Brazil. A cowboy (Juliano Cazarré) designs exotic outfits for a sexy dancer (Maeve Jinkings) while working at a Brazilian rodeo.

-Cuaron & Inarritu- May 12: Y Tu Mama Tambien & Amores Perros Double Feature

-Early Almodovar Week- May 20th: Screenings of several films including High Heels, What Have I done to Deserve This?, & Law of Desire

Visit Roxie.com/RoxCine for updates including film details, schedules and tickets.  Cine Mas SF is a community partner for this program.

Almodovar Week at the Roxie May 20-26

As one of the most beloved foreign filmmakers in the United States, Pedro Almodóvar has been blending melodrama, suspense, black humor and visceral emotion for more than 30 years. His eclectic filmography dabbles in everything from excess, passion and the women-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdowncomplexity of family and identity. At the core of his movies, though, are his fascinations with the disenfranchised, with the roles adopted by women- in particular the figure of the housewife- and questioning the established definitions of gender, class and sexuality.

LAWofDesire_antonio-banderas-imanol-arias-saunas-gays-589x460This mini-retrospective returns to the young, vital, and rarely revisited stage of Almodóvar’s storied career, tracing his progress, from the manic energy of PEPI, LUCI, BOM… to the darkly humorous feminist comedy WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?. Other highlights to be screened include his first explicitly gay film (LAW OF DESIRE), the highest-grossing film in Spanish history for a decade (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN), the carnally provocative (TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!), and the tongue-in-cheek melodrama of ridiculous implausibility (HIGH HEELS).

Proudly co-presented by Cine+Mas SF.

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