Meet the filmmakers at SFLFF

Come get to know our visiting filmmakers at their Q&As, our opening night party and other functions. We’re adding more daily! Follow on Twitter for additions.

1.    Director Maru Buendía-Senties, Windows Q&A 9/17 7PM and opening night party.

2.    Reed Rickert, The Third Root, Q&A 9/17 5PM Opera Plaza Cinema and opening night party.

3.    Director Daniel Chávez Ontiveros, The Swan Kick Off Sept 7 – KPIX / CBS Studio Sept 7 5:30pm-8pm, opening night party and screening of film for Q&A (check schedule http://bit.ly/SFLFFTix)

4.    Director Agustin Contrera, Ruta Madre (Going South) Opening night film Q&A and opening night party.

5.    Director Arlan Parsa, The Way to Andina  Q&A Opera Plaza Cinema 9/16 1PM and opening night party.

Divas of the Golden Era Screenings

We’ve partnered with the SF Public Library to present a special series examining the women of the golden era who made significant contributions to the silver screen. Join us Monday, September 25th at Koret Auditorium located at the SF Public Library at 100 Larkin Street in San Francisco for this special one day series starting at 12 pm. All screenings are free to the public.

Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost – 75th Anniversary Spotlight

Monday, September 25 at 3:30 PM

Mexican Spitfire is an 8 film series from RKO Pictures made between 1940 and 1943 starring Lupe Vélez and Leon Errol. The movies are comedies featuring the character Carmelita Lindsay (played by golden era star Lupe Velez), a lovable and tenacious Mexican singer who leaves her career in Mexico to meet Dennis Lindsay, a loving and handsome American businessman. In Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost, the sixth film in the series, Carmelita and Uncle Matt find themselves in a haunted house, but the “ghosts” are actually enemy spy agents who are trying to frighten away visitors in order to develop a nitroglycerin bomb.

SF Poet Laureate and SFSU Contemporary Latina/Latino Literature Professor, Alejandro Murguia, will introduce the film with some words about Lupe Velez.

Directed by Leslie Goodwins
Starring Lupe Vélez, Leon Errol, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Elisabeth Risdon, Donald MacBride, Minna Gombell
Release date June 26, 1942

Running time 75 minutes

Country: United States
Language: English

High Noon – Golden Globes Spotlight

Monday, September 25 at 2 PM

In Hadleyville, a small town in New Mexico, Marshal Will Kane (played by Gary Cooper), newly married to Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly), is preparing to retire. The happy couple is departing for a new life, raising a family and running a store in another town; but word arrives that Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald), a vicious outlaw whom Kane sent to jail, has been released, and is arriving on the noon train. Helen Ramírez (played by golden era star Katy Jurado), who was once Miller’s lover, and then Kane’s is caught in a past that won’t let her go. Jurado’s steely seductress performance earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture–the first Latina to ever win one.

Directed by Fred Zinnemann, Produced by Stanley Kramer, Screenplay by Carl Foreman, Starring Gary Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney Jr., Harry Morgan, Eve McVeagh

Release date July 24, 1952

Running time: 85 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Doña Diabla/Lady Devil

Monday, September 25 at 12 PM

No one is born evil. Golden era screen legend Maria Felix plays Angela, a woman who suffers the blow of a messy divorce while pregnant. Her heartbreak forces her to harden which earns her the name Doña Diabla/Lady Devil in cinematically stunning upper crust 1940’s Mexican society. Her old wounds cloud her relationships even with the most eligible of suitors. One turning into a family affair that unfolds with outstanding performances from Maria Felix, Víctor Junco, and Perla Aguiar under the direction of Tito Davison.

Directed by Tito Davison
Starring María Félix, María Félix, Víctor Junco, Adrián Villanueva, Crox Alvarado, José María Linares-Rivas, Perla Aguiar

Release date: 28 January 1950

Running time: 95 minutes
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish

For more info email gini [at] sflatinofilmfestival [dot] org.

 

 

Interested in sponsoring, hosting, or curating a program?

moody art photo sensual young womanThe SF Latino Film Festival is gearing up for its 9th annual September festival, celebrating film from the Americas. We invite the creative community to participate as sponsors and collaborators. Contact info@sflatinofilmfestival.com about getting involved.

Our goal is to showcase film by, about, or made with Latinos—to shine a light on inclusion. Films are presented to illuminate our innovative and influential Bay Area audiences with foreign film as a way to celebrate culture and get educated about what’s happening in our world.

The festival committee invites collaborators to sponsor, host, and contribute content to our upcoming events.

For more information, contact the festival development rep directly at virginia@surgepublicrelations.com. 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 and promotional early screenings of mainstream films.

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La Yuma- Nicaraguan film- Screening March 11 4pm in SF

Paseo Artistico returns in full force to the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District with a Saturday full of FREE arts and culture programming for the entire family! This month we strive to stand in solidarity with Women’s History Month and engage the Mission District community with local artists, activists, musicians, and creators. We hope you can join us!

Cine+Mas SF will screen LA YUMA by Florence Jauguey. It was the opening night film for the 2010 edition of the SF Latino Film Festival and the audience choice winner.

What: LA YUMA, film screening, free
When: Saturday March 11 4pm
Where: Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

La Yuma – Trailer with English Subtitles.

Check out the full schedule below:

Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street
11am – 12 pm
Bilingual guided mural tour focusing on women muralists and history of women artists in La Misión.

Alley CatBooks, 3036 24th Street
11am – 1pm
“Signs of the Times” – We invite the community to create signs and posters in support of equality for all. Inspiration & materials provided.

Juan R. Fuentes Gallery at Accion Latina, 2958 24th Street
1-3pm
Silkscreen printmaking workshop. A workshop designed for and by women. Instructed by: Lisa Marie Castellanos.

Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission, 24th Street BART Plaza
3pm
Taiko dance performance with Grrl Brigade

Cine+Mas SF / San Francisco Latino Film Festival, 3036 24th St.
4-6 pm
La Yuma (2009). The story of a strong-willed girl from the poor neighborhood of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street
7-9 pm
Live musical performances by: Miss Moist, Tristan Puig, Staring Back, and Bobey

Argentina & Brazil Represented at SF Indie Fest

The 19th SF Indie Fest kicks off on February 2 and runs through February 17th with films, parties and special events. We are excited to be co-presenting two wonderful films- 2001: While Kubrick Was in Space from Argentina and Kill Me Please from Brazil. Visit SFIndieFest.com for full festival details.

2001: While Kubrick was in Space / Mientras Kubrick Estaba En El Espacio
Directed by Gabriel Nicoli
2016, Argentina, 76 min, North American Premiere, Comedy/Drama
Roxie Theater  Feb 11, 5pm; Alamo Drafthouse  Feb 12, 915p – BUY TICKETS

Stanley Kubrick imagined the year 2001 to be a technological world, but for Buenos Aires that same year meant the worst financial crisis in their history. Three teenage friends tormented by their uncertain future decide to avoid reality and escape from everything on a road trip in a stolen pink car. During their odyssey, they’ll have to confront their fears, knowing that adulthood is waiting just around the corner. Gabriel Nicoli’s debut feature is an unexpected pop vision of a damaged country- a place where Kubrick lives on as a god.

Kill Me Please / Mate Me Por Favor
Directed by Anita Rocha da Silveira
2016, Brazil, 101 min, Northern California Premiere
RoxieTheater  Feb 12, 715p; Alamo Feb 16, 630p BUY TICKETS

The classic coming-of-age premise “You guys wanna go see a dead body?” from Stand By Me gets an update and twist as fifteen-year-old Bia becomes obsessed with a series of unsolved murders and the graveyard Facebook pages of the victims. Drawn into the world of darkness, she finds more in common with the dead girls than her own group of friends.  Visually alluring, it’s a refreshing, unapologetic love letter to melancholic curiosity, something every teen passes through.

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.

 

Ella Es Ramona- She is Ramona NOW SHOWING at the Roxie March 18-24

Cine Mas SF is happy to co-present the theatrical release of ELLA ES RAMONA / She is Ramona. Opens Friday March 18 through Thursday March 24. Check link for times & tickets- most screenings are 7pm- except on March 24 which is at 9:30pm.

EllaEsRamonaA Q&A via Skype with director Hugo Rodriguez will follow the 7pm screening on Friday, March 18

An irresistible comic fable that breaks down gender and body size stereotypes, ELLA ES RAMONA stars renowned stand-up comedian Andrea Ortega (also known as “Manchita”) as the titular protagonist, a magnetic, upbeat 30-something wrongly fired for her full figure. With its razor-sharp wit and immaculate production design, this essential comedy out of Mexico is reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s AMELIE.

Ramona es una mujer con kilos de más y suerte de menos. Recuerda una niñez con maltratos de su madre, su hermana y sus amigas. Era Ramona panzona, Ramona la tragona o Ramona Jamona. Y ya adulta, las cosas no mejoraron. La corren del trabajo por gorda, quiere hacerse una liposucción pero su doctor le informa que no es candidata a ese tipo de intervenciones por “gorda”, y todo su universo parece derrumbarse por una sucesión de infortunios. Todo parece enmendarse, cuando por casualidad se cruza con un café tarot donde venden unos escarabajos mágicos que le cambiaran la vida.

Directed by Hugo Rodriguez. Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. 83 min.

11th CubaCaribe Fest April 9-26

The 11th CubaCaribe Festival celebrates the music and dance of Cuba and the Caribbean in a festival with events that include performance, film, lectures and workshops. Local and visiting artists share their art with audiences across the Bay Area. Events in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Film Screening: “Dancing The Drum”
April 9
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, SF
Thursday @ 7pm
Tickets: $10 online, $12 door

Week 1: African Souls – Cuba & Brasil
April 10 – 12:
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF
Friday-Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $25 online; $28 door;

Batey Boricua
April 12:
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
Saturday 4 – 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation at the door

Lecture: De Curros a Especuladores: Black to the Future in Cuba
April 16
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, SF
Thursday @ 7pm
Tickets: $10 online, $12 door

Week 2: Soul Caribe
April 17 – 19:
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF
Friday-Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $22 online; $24 door;

Week 3: Alma
April 24 – 26:
Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Thursday – Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $25 online; $28 door

For ticket and other information go to CubaCaribe.org.  http://bit.ly/1HQKkUf

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Ruben Salazar Documentary Airs on PBS April 29

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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle  is a documentary about the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a Mexican-American journalist who was killed by a law enforcement agent during a National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. Salazar was a very accomplished reporter, correspondent and columnist at the Los Angeles Times.  The documentary is directed by Phillip Rodriguez (Brown is the New Green) and will be aired on PBS stations across the country. Check local TV listings. April 29-May 1.

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