Cine Latino at Frameline 2017 LGBT Film Festival

Cine Mas SF is excited to once again co-present several films at Frameline 41.  The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the largest and longest running LGBT film festival in the world.  Visit Frameline.org for full festival details including screenings, parties, and special events.

Here’s the selection of films that Cine Mas SF is co-presenting. Click on the link for more details about the film including trailers:

I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE / Sueño en Otro Idioma (Centerpiece Film)
directed by Ernesto Contreras
Tuesday June 20, 2017 6:30 PM – Castro Theatre TICKETS
The mysterious circumstances surrounding a fifty-year feud between two of the last speakers of a dying indigenous language in Mexico are artfully intertwined with bittersweet remembrances of the past in this enchanting feature, winner of an Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

CHAVELA (Centerpiece Film)
directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
2017- USA
Monday June 19, 2017 6:30PM – Castro Theatre – TICKETS
Thursday June 22, 2017 6:30 PM – Landmark Theatres Piedmont-TICKETS

This is a larger-than-life portrait of one of the toughest, most talented singers of her generation, the iconic chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas—a favorite of filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. She was a macha lesbian who forcefully played by her own subversive rules.

 

NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED / Etiqueta no rigurosa
directed by Cristina Herrera Bórquez
2016 – Mexico
Saturday June 24, 2017 11AM – Castro Theatre – TICKETS
Victor and Fernando’s moving quest for marriage equality leads them into a seemingly endless bureaucratic maze in conservative Mexicali. With allies and attorneys, their devotion to each other fuels their fight for human rights for all LGBT Mexicans. Love wins!

 

EXTRA TERRESTRIALS / Extra Terrestres
directed by Carla Cavina Meléndez
2016 – Venezuela, Puerto Rico
Saturday June 17, 2017 9:15 PM – Roxie Theater – TICKETS
Thursday June 22, 2017 9:30 PM – Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood- TICKETS
An astrophysicist returns home to announce her engagement just as catastrophe strikes her family’s poultry business. These two events set in motion a chain reaction that will either bring the clan together or jolt them into separate trajectories.

 

SANTA AND ANDRES
directed by Carlos Lechuga
2016 – Colombia, France, Cuba
Thursday June 15, 2017 10PM & Sunday June 25, 2017 4PM – Castro Theatre TICKETS
An unusual relationship develops between a gay counter-revolutionary writer living in exile and a peasant girl informant-committee member assigned to monitor him, in this harrowing, heartbreaking, and award-winning tale set in 1983 Cuba.

 

SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL SETS LOCATIONS, SEEKS COLLABORATORS

The SF Latino Film Festival is gearing up for its 8th annual September events, celebrating independent film from the Americas and Europe. Our goal is to showcase film by, about, or made with Latinos—to shine a light on inclusion. Other films are presented to expose our innovative and influential Bay Area audiences to popular foreign film as a way to celebrate cultural differences.

The festival committee invites collaborators to sponsor, host, and contribute content to our upcoming events. Venues on the confirmed schedule include the following Bay Area locations.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – New Mission 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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DeYoung Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

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Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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For more information, contact the festival development rep directly here: http://bit.ly/bizdevsf. The SF Latino Film Festival is a 501 C non-profit organization. Outside of our signature event each September, we host monthly screenings and collaborations with other festivals in San Francisco, including: Berlin & Beyond Film Fest, SF Int’l Film Fest, SF LGBT Film Festival, SF Jewish Film Fest, SF Flamenco Festival aside from promotional early screenings of mainstream films.

 

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

 

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

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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.

 

 

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

Latin American Film at SF International Film Festival April 24-May 8

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival takes place from April 24 to May 8. We’re excited to co-present a couple of fantastic selections – Bad Hair / Pelo Malo and All About the Feathers/ Por Las Plumas.

All About the Feathers at SF International Film Festival
April 25, 6:30 at BAM/PFA; April 27, 8:45 and April 29, 6:15 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema
URL: http://bit.ly/57_aaf

all_about_the_feathersThe San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival co-presents All About the Feathers. Neto Villalobos’s debut feature details the unconventional relationship between an impoverished security guard and the newly acquired fighting cock that he struggles to care for. Anchored by the stellar performances of a mostly non professional cast, this quixotic Costa Rican comedy is both slyly absurdist and quietly observational. Tickets available at festival.sffs.org.

Bad Hair at SF International Film Festival
May 1, 9:15 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema; May 4, 6:15 at New People Cinema; and May 7, 6:30 at BAM/PFA
URL: http://bit.ly/57_bh

Bad_HairThe San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival co-presents Bad Hair. A 10-year-old boy’s desire to straighten his kinky hair causes outsized conflict with his unemployed, harassed single mother in Mariana Rondon’s Caracas-set drama. Unexpected issues related to Venezuela’s volatile economic situation and the young boy’s incipient homosexuality form the core of this finely acted, deceptively small-scaled story. Tickets available at festival.sffs.org.

Rare Latin American Noir Films at Noir City 12 Festival Starts January 24 – Castro Theater

Noir City 12 runs from January 24 to February 2 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. We’re giving away several pairs of tickets for double/tripple film programs on January 25, 30, & 31.  The line up of films includes an impresive selection of seven rare Latin American/Spanish from Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. Email us at programming (at) sflatinofilmfestival.com with your name and the date of the program you would like to see or in-box us in Facebook. Visit http://bit.ly/1ewbtg3 for full program details.

Saturday, Jan 25 Matinée Triple Bill
Border Incident
Scr. John C. Higgins. Dir. Anthony Mann United States, 1949. 94 min.
Screens at 12:00 PM
Agents of both countries go undercover to bust a gang exploiting migrant workers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Mann’s rugged direction and John Alton’s stunning cinematography enhance this powerful crime drama. With Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, Charles McGraw.

 

VictimsOfSin_Ninon_Baila2Victims of Sin / Victimas del Pecado
Scr. Emilio Fernandez and Mauricio Magdelano. Dir. Emilio Fernández. Mexico, 1951. 90 min.
Screens at 4:00 PM

A dancer-prostitute (the fabulous Ninón Sevilla) rescues a baby from the garbage and is determined to raise it, despite her poverty and the threats of her pachuco pimp. The apotheosis of the Mexican cabaretera film, a combustible combo of music, dance and noir melodrama. Absolutely astounding!

In the Palm of Your Hand / En la Palma de Tu mano
Scr. José Revueltas and Roberto Gavaldón, from a story by Luis Spota. Dir. Roberto Gavaldón. Mexico, 1951. 90 min.
Screens at 2:00 PM

A con artist seduces the widow of a millionaire, only to learn she’d plotted with her lover to murder the late husband. A tense game of cat-and-mouse ensues—but who’s the cat? Perhaps the greatest thriller ever made in Mexico, starring Arturo de Córdova and Leticia Palma.

 

Thursday, Jan 30 Double Feature
Never Open That Door / No Abras Nunca Esa Puerta
Scr. Alejandro Casona, from stories by Cornell Woolrich. Dir. Carlos Hugo Christensen. Argentina, 1952. 85 min.
Screens at 7:15PM

A pair of classic Woolrich short stories, “Someone on the Phone” and “The Hummingbird Comes Home” are transposed to Buenos Aires with stunning results. Featuring camerawork by the great Pablo Tabernero, it’s better than most U.S.-made Woolrich adaptations.
NOT ON DVD

Hardly a Criminal / Apenas un delincuente
Scr. Raimundo Calcagno and Israel Chas de Cruz. Dir. Hugo Fregonese. Argentina, 1949 88 min.
Screens at 9:00 PM

A bank employee (Jorge Salcedo) uses a loophole in Argentine law to concoct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement after serving six years in prison. A vivid cross between Naked City and Brute Force, and an evocative look at mid-20th century Buenos Aires.

Friday, January 31 Double Feature
The Black Vampire / El Vampiro Negro
Scr. and Dir. Román Viñoly Barreto. Argentina, 1953. 80 min.
Screens at 7:30 PM
VampiroNegroThis clever “feminist” reworking of Fritz Lang’s classic M focuses on the mothers of children stalked by a deranged pedophile. Virtually unknown outside Argentina, and presented onscreen in the U.S. for the first time ever, in a new 35mm print! Starring the radiant Olga Zubarry.
NEW 35mm PRINT!

 

 

 

 

The Wages of Fear / Le salaire de la peur
Scr. Jérôme Géronimi and H.G. Clouzot, from Georges Arnaud’s novel. Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. France, 1953. 156 min.
Screens at 9:00 PM

Four men, trapped in a pestilent South American village, agree to transport a dangerous shipment of nitroglycerine through treacherous terrain. This existentialist action movie is arguably the most suspenseful film ever made. Yves Montand and Charles Vanel star, and earn every cent.

Fest closing night screenings- De Young Museum & East Side Cultural Center

The 5th Annual Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival closes tonight with a couple of great free programs and the added treat of visiting filmmakers. See you tonight!

The Absent Stone/La Piedra Ausente – De Young Museum 6:30PM- Sept 27  NO ADVANCE TICKETS.  Arrive by 5:30PM to obtain a ticket at the door of the Koret Auditorium.  More information.  Co-Presented with the De Young Museum and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco. Directors Sandra Rozental and Jesse Lerner confirmed to attend.

In 1964, the largest carved stone of the Americas was moved from the town of San Miguel Cuatlinchan in the municipality of Texcoco to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City in an impressive feat of engineering. The extraction of the monolith, which represents the pre-Hispanic water deity, set off a rebellion in the town and led to the intervention of the army.

Garifuna in Peril– East Side Cultural Center- 2277 International Blvd, Oakland 94606  7PM ScreeningRSVP Arrive early.  Space limited. First come, first served. Director Ali Allie confirmed to attend.

A Garifuna language teacher fights to keep his endangered language alive in the face of personal betrayal and tourism’s encroachment.

Latino Experience Docs

Lots to see but you only want to see films about the experience and contributions of Latinos in the US?  Here are a few films that may be for you. Filmmakers are expected to attend.

Latinos Beyond Reel by Miguel Picker and Chyung is making its San Francisco Premiere. This documentary packs a punch in thoroughly looking at media- film and tv- and how Latinos are depicted. Despite the demographic shifts in the country- 1 in 6 people are Latino- Latinos are largely absent and when they are on screen, the images are less than positive. Screens at Opera Plaza Cinema – Sept 14  1:15PM.

StableLife_FilmStill_JockeyHorseStable Life by Sara MacPherson is a touching film that profiles a family working and living at a horsetrack just outside of San Francisco.  It’s a sensitive account of one family’s challenges- work, home, immigration status, raising children- as well as their commitment, dedication, and tenacity to each other. Screens at Opera Plaza Cinema – September 15 3:15PM 

Everything Comes From the Streets, directed by Alberto Lopez Pulido, is making its World Premiere in San Franicsco! The film provides a very complete study on lowriders- from the early days in 1950’s through today. Do you know what jacket clubs are? Come out to the film and you’ll learn about that and other nuances to what is really a cultural phenomenon. Screens at Opera Plaza Cinema – Sep 15, 2013 1:00 PM

Here’s the link to tickets and passes. All details easy to see.