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Cine Mas SF  is excited to participate in this year’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving TODAY! The campaign has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

giving_tuesday_logostacked1Cine Mas SF is committed to organizing educational and cultural activities around film in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities. We believe these artistic exchanges helps further greater understanding  in an interconnected world and our culturally diverse communities.

We invite you to support  Cine Mas SF by making a gift towards our annual fund. No donation is too big or too small! Consider a one time or ongoing gift. Your company may even match your donation!  Click here to donate: http://bit.ly/CMSFdonate

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.

 

Crowdfunding for Alien Hunter- Bay Area Filmmakers

Ray Telles, David Telles, & Alex Meraz have a new film in the works – Alien Hunter. Help them reach their funding goal, donate. http://bit.ly/1DfisIU Even sharing the link helps spread the word. 

“…Alien Hunter is a project very dear to my heart. It reveals a part of immigration that for years I was unsure on how to express but knew needed to be heard. Now, as an adult with these experiences that have humbled me, I hope to bring these children out of the darkness: to create compassion and to challenge people to educate themselves about WHY these children cross our borders…” – Alex Meraz, Executive Producer

Fundraiser Dec 9- San Francisco Produced Feature Film – The Other Barrio

Shot on location in San Francisco, “The Other Barrio” tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales (Richard Montoya) as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in the Mission and finds himself face to face with corruption at City Hall and a beautiful flame (Veronica Valencia) from his past.  This is SF Noir at its best, a tale of greed, murder, corruption and justice.

Join the cast, crew and special guests for an evening of edgy SF entertainment to raise funds to complete the film.
Brava Theater, SF www.brava.org
Sunday December 9, 2012
Doors open at 7:00pm-Show 7:30pm

General Admission: $25
Students with ID: $10

BUY TICKETS HERE
Or at Brava Theater Box Office: 415.641.7657

SPECIAL VIP RECEPTION
5:30-7:00pm: $50 per person
Meet and hang out with the cast and crew
Includes food, drinks, and reserved seats

NOIR DRESS ENCOURAGED

With special appearances by:
-Jerry Gonzalez, award winning, Latin jazz great trumpeter and percussionist.
-Alejandro Murguia, San Francisco Poet Laureate, whose Noir short story of the same name is the basis of the film.
-Film clips and live musical performances
“The Other Barrio” is a production of SF Noir Films.

Produced by Louis F. Dematteis and Dante Betteo
Directed by Dante Betteo
Director of Photography Andrew Crighton
Production Designer Rene Yanez
Sound Design by Greg Landau
Based on a Short Story by Alejandro Murguia

Crowd-Funding Film Project: Prodigal Daughter

After nearly two decades disconnected- by choice- from her family and from her homeland, Prodigal Daughter Mabel Valdiviezo gets her American visa to reconnect with her family in Peru only to learn that the family barely survived the Fujimori regime. Moreover, there’s a secret of her own that she’s compelled to reveal.

Once face to face with her aging parents and now grown siblings, expectations come down clashing on both sides threatening an already fragile bond. Her family recriminates Mabel for her absence and candidly recount how they struggled to survive both terrorism and the dictatorship.

In a desperate attempt to seek a better life just like Mabel did, her brothers immigrated to Japan only to be deported right back. Her father had a bigamous marriage to a Japanese woman for a visa and her mother almost committed suicide over a mounting debt to a loan shark. They view Mabel as the lucky one, yet she still has to tell them how immigration brought her more sorrow than happiness.

Negotiating between their withheld affection and requests of financial help and visa sponsorship, Mabel gathers courage to tell her secret and put their demands into perspective. Now, she must find a way to regain their love and respect or risk being shunned and disowned. Prodigal Daughter explores the complex relationship between parents and children when geography and mismatched expectations sets them apart.