Film at 2nd Sunday Paseo Cultural – Book of Life- Nov 13, 3pm

Join us and several other participating organizations for Paseo Artistico- 2nd Sunday Arts walk at various locations on 24th Street. We will be showing BOOK OF LIFE at Precita Eyes. Very limited seating. Family friendly.

Nov 13 Sunday 3pm at Precita Eyes – 2981 24th Street, San Francisco

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

Directed & Written By Jorge R. Gutiérrez. Produced by Guillermo del Toro

The Day’s Events Information

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Start the day off with a Bilingual Guided Mural tour courtesy ofPrecita Eyes Muralists. Then create minature Mexican inspired sculptures under the instruction of artist Alejandro Meza inside the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery at Accion Latina. In the afternoon you can relax and unwind by joining Alley CatBooks‘ drawing circle workshop and/or watch the critically acclaimed film “The Book of Life” thanks to Cine+Mas SF / San Francisco Latino Film Festival. You do not want to miss saying your final goodbyes toModern Times Bookstore, who will be leaving the neighborhood after 45 years of enriching the Mission District with bilingual literature. And lastly, you can dry your tears and dance the night away with some feel good tunes at Pops Bar. You don’t want to miss it, all events are FREE!

11 AM-12:30 PM ● Bilingual Guided Mural Tour

Precita Eyes Murals, 2981 24th Street

Spanish & English mural tour through 24th Street Corridor.

12 – 2 PM ● Miniature Sculpture Class

Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th Street

Instructed by Mexican sculpture artist Alejandro Meza.

2-5 PM ● Drawing Circle Workshop

Alley Cat Gallery, 3036 24th Street

All ages, all levels, all materials supplied.

3:00 – 4:30 ● Cine+Mas Film Screening

Precita Eyes Murals, 2981 24th Street

Film: The Book of Life (2014) Rated: PG

4-6 PM ● Farewell Modern Times/Gears Turning Poetry

Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th Street

After 45 years in the neighborhood don’t miss your last chance to visit the iconic bookstore of the Mission District.

5-7 PM ● KASSIDAT

Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative, 3130 24th Street

Spoken Word & Music

5-9 PM ● Music Therapy and BOPS at POPS

Pop’s Bar, 2800 24th Street

DJ Clave will be mixing the tunes. Oldies but goodies!

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

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.

Films from Mexico, Spain at 18th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 11-25

Cine+Mas SF is proud to co-present the following films at SF Indie Fest. Click on the links for ticketing details. For full program including parties and special events visit: SFIndie.com.
THE INCIDENT (El Incidente)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2014 Mexico
Fri Feb 19, 715p Alamo
Isaac Ezban double-shot: Two parallel stories follow two sets of characters trapped in illogically infinite spaces. A detective and two brothers climb an apartment staircase, only to find it looping back below only a few stories up. A family drives an endless road, passing the same signs and gas stations over and over again. In each reality, victims must choose to break their pattern or make peace with their new reality. The first feature from a bold new talent, Isaac Ezban.C
THE SIMILARS (Los Parecidos)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2015 Mexico
Sat Feb 20, 715p Alamo

Isaac Ezban double-shot: On a rainy night in 1968, the eve of a student revolt in Mexico City, eight characters find themselves trapped in a bus station. As the evening progresses, they find they share more than just a temporary prison. A dazzling homage to The Twilight Zone, director Ezban weaves his influences together into something fresh and shocking, and yet disturbingly familiar. To even write another sentence robs the audience of experiencing the descent into darkness The Similars offers.

 

LLUC SKY WALKER

Dir. Jaume Fargas, 2015 Spain 73 min
Sun Feb 14, 915p; Sun Feb 21, 915p Roxie Theater
Lluc is a gray and bitter man. Friendless and fine with that, he goes out of his way to spread his personally misery around. Until the day his doctor tells him he has three weeks to live and he starts planning his own funeral. In the hopes of drawing an audience for the funeral, he befriends his neighbors and finally discovers some joys in life. This dark comedy frequently references a certain space saga in telling a tale of redemption.

MEX I AM Festival Celebrating Mexico’s Creativity- Runs July 19-26

The MEX I AM Festival returns to San Francisco to showcase a wide ranging sampling of Mexico’s creativty in the arts, performance and thought leadership.  Catch a film, a concert with Natalia Lafoucarde, sculptures by Rivelino, or a performance by Isaac Hernandez – principal dancer of the English National Ballet.  Scroll down to see more about the film, music, and lectures.

Scroll down for a snapshot about the film, speaker (IDEAS) , and music events.

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The MEX I AM Festival opens with a film screening of:

GUTEN TAG RAMON (Good Day, Ramon) Sunday July 19 5pm at the Brava Theater in San Franicsco.

Free screening. Reserve your ticket. Arrive early. http://bit.ly/Ramon_CMSF

Buen día, Ramón tells the story of Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), a young man from a small northern Mexican town who has tried, unsuccessfully, to cross the US border five times. Back home he refuses to become a criminal. Instead, he decides to travel to Germany and contact a friend’s aunt but his plans go awry when he can’t find her. He struggles to survive on the streets, not properly prepared for the harsh weather and carrying practically no money, until he meets Ruth (IngeborgSchöner, 80), a retired and lonely woman. Moving beyond language barriers and prejudices, they develop an amazing friendship.

Guten Tag, Ramón cuenta la historia de Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), un joven de una ranchería del norte del país, que se niega a ser delincuente y decide buscar a la tía de un amigo en Alemania, quien le dará trabajo. Pero al llegar nunca encuentra a la tía. Sin dinero, sin papeles y sin hablar otro idioma más que el suyo, apenas sobreviviendo en las calles hasta que conoce a Ruth (IngeborgSchöner, 80), una solitaria anciana jubilada. Ella le ofrece apoyo sin hablar el mismo idioma, se comunican con mímica y dibujos. Utilizando el lenguaje universal de la amistad, ambos la entablan de una forma maravillosa.

Check out all the events details by visiting MEX I AM : http://bit.ly/MEXiAM_Events.

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MEX I AM: IDEAS

July 22 10am-1pm at the Palace of Fine Arts. Free. RSVP for ticket: http://bit.ly/IDEAScmsf

The presentations are short, to the point and easy to understand. No technical knowledge on any field is required (so no two hour mathematical conferences here). The speakers are all Mexican, and the talks will be all in English (with a sexy accent, of course).http://bit.ly/IDEAScmsf

 

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MEX I AM Concert Series at SF JAZZ CENTER

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Natalia Lafourcade

July 23 7:30PM 

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYYSo4

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Tania Libertad, a tribute to Chavela Vargas

7/25 7pm.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZBFO

La Santa Cecilia​

7/24 7:30pm

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZHgK

 

Flaco Jiménez/ Max Baca

7/26 7:30pm

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZRoh

 

Most events are free though we do encourage you to RSVP through the ticketing links. Concerts at the SF Jazz Center are ticketed and moderately priced.

For complete details about these and other events visit: http://mexiam.net/

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

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

 

New Waves in Mexican Cinema Series at YBCA Starts December 4

Cine+Mas SF is a community partner in presenting NEW WAVES IN MEXICAN CINEMA. Don’t miss these truly amazing works.

http://bit.ly/1ATO4Uw

It’s a new day for Mexican cinema, which is exploding with energy and talent. This four-part series showcases contemporary films from young, up-and-coming directors for a brief but fascinating look at Mexico and Mexican cinema today.

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We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa)
by Samuel Kishi Leopo
Dec 4 & 6, 7:30 PM; Dec 7, 2 PM

(CMSF6 Selection- Somos Mari Pepa)

The Searches (Las búsquedas)
by José Luis Valle
Dec 11, 7:30 PM; Dec 14, 2 PM

The Empty Hours (Las horas muertas)
by Aarón Fernández
Dec 13, 7:30 PM; Dec 14, 3:45 PM

The Naked Room (El cuarto desnudo)
by Nuria Ibáñez
Dec 18, 7:30 PM; Dec 21, 2 PM