Upcoming Screenings & Co-Presentations

SFLFF8 may have ended but you can still enjoy new theatrical releases as well as retrospectives with RoxCine at the Roxie Theater.  The “Mas Almodovar” series brings back some of our favorite Pedro Almodovar films; the latest by Diego Luna, Mr. Pig, stars Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover; and a SF Latino Film Festival selection- documentary  INDIVISIBLE. Scroll down for dates and ticketing.

CRONOS

Tuesday, Nov 1st @ 7pm

In the spirit of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), RoxCine presents a special screening of CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro’s first feature film and one of the best horror films ever made in Latin America. A frightening take on the vampire myth featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

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THE SIMILARS/ Los Parecidos

Fri, Nov 11- Thur, Nov 17

A twilight zone-inspired story that twists and turns and ultimately satisfies… – Joe Dante

In the rainy darkness of the early morning hours of October 2, 1968, eight people are waiting in a remote bus station in the middle of nowhere for the bus heading to Mexico City. They’ll soon find themselves experiencing a strange phenomenon. Directed by Isaac Ezban. Mexico.

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INDIVISIBLE

Saturday, Nov 19 @ 4:30pm

Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio are three undocumented children who want nothing more than to be reunited with the families who were ripped from them and deported when they were young. At a pivotal moment in each of their lives—while fighting for their chance to be citizens—they are allowed to visit their families. But immigration reform faces an uncertain future, and there is no way to know if this visit will be the last time. Director Hilary Linder in person for Q&A!  SFLFF8 selection. San Francisco premiere.

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MR. PIG

Fri, Nov 25 – Thur, Dec 1

An emotional drama starring Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph directed by Diego Luna.

On the brink of losing everything, a pig farmer (Danny Glover) and his daughter (Maya Rudolph) hit the road to Mexico to find a final resting place for his beloved swine, Howie. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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KIKI: LOVE TO LOVE

Fri, Dec 16 – Thur, Dec 22

Five stories of love and sex unfold over one hot summer in Madrid, when the protagonists discover strange and unusual sources of sexual indulgence with unpronounceable names: Dacryphilia, Eliphilia, Somnophilia, Polyamory, Harpaxophilia… Taboos are broken one by one as our horny couples enter into a thrilling liberation in which no pleasure is denied, whatever form it takes. Directed by Paco León.

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Más Almodóvar: THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET

Wednesday, Dec 28 @ 7pm

Leo, a writer of romance novels under the name Amanda Gris, is unable to write a happy ending for her latest novel after realizing her marriage to Paco is ending. With Marisa Paredes & Imanol Arias.

With Marisa Paredes, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Imanol Arias and Juan Echanove. 1995.

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Más Almodóvar: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

Thursday, Dec 29 @ 7pm

A brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language.

With Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz. 1999.

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Más Almodóvar: VOLVER

Friday, Dec 30 @ 7pm

A beautifully written tale of betrayal, murder, independence and sisterhood set in a dusty suburb of Madrid, it charts three generations of women attempting to overcome the various troubles – men, money, ghosts – that have been heaped upon them.

With Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas. 2006.

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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.

Cesar Chavez Bio-Pic Opens March 28

The highly anticipated bio-pic about civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez will be in theaters on March 28. Diego Luna directs his first English language film assembling a star-studded cast that includes Michael Peña (Crash, World Trade Center, Walkout), America Ferrera (Real Women Have Curves, Ugly Betty), Rosario Dawson (Kids, Clerks, Sin City), and John Malkovich ( Red, Places in the Heart, The Killing Fields).

UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies is hosting an early screening and chat with director Diego Luna on Wednesday March 5th at 7PM. Tickets are limited. Visit their page for details: http://bit.ly/1i9YY0f

Early Screening CASA DE MI PADRE

Who doesn’t love Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, and Gael Garcia Bernal! Here’s your chance to see them together in an over the top comedy- CASA DE MI PADRE. We have passes to an early screening. Send us an email with your name, CASA in the subject line, to programming @ sflatinofilmfestival.com  The screening is on Tuesday March 13 in San Francisco. Film in theaters on Friday March 16.

 

Pedro Armendariz, Jr. Dies

Beloved Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz, Jr. died on December 26, 2011 at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. He was undergoing treatment in a New York city hospital .

Armendariz had a long career in Mexico and in the US on both television and film.  He appeared in more than 100 films including westerns, dramas, comedies, and action films. Some of the more recent titles include “Un Mundo Maravilloso” and “La Ley de Herodes” by director Luis Estrada; “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”;  “Original Sin”; zorro films “The Mask of Zorro” and  “The Legend of Zorro” alongside Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  He appeared in tele-novela “La Fuerza del Destino”, carried on Univision, which just aired the final episode this past Monday to an audience of nearly 8 million viewers.

We will have a chance to see him once again in a yet to be released film, ” Casa De Mi Padre”,  a Spanish language comedy starring Will Ferrell along with Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.