Summer Sacrament- Screening- Paseo Artistico May 13

We would like to invite you to an encore screening of “Summer Sacrament”- a local film shot in the Mission and composed by local actors and crew.

Hope to see you all there and thank you for supporting local talent!

Director: Lionel Desai
USA, 2016, Drama, 62 min
English with some Spanish- subtitled.

Actors:
Ari Atken
Robert Matas
Lucena Herrera
Xavier Galindo

Trailer:

 

During one fateful summer in San Francisco’s Mission district, Richy is forced to deal with his mother’s deportation and prepare for his First Holy Communion as a Catholic while living with a caring adoptive family whose young son becomes Richy’s closest friend and support.

Durante un verano en el distrito Mission de San Francisco , Richy se ve obligado a hacer frente a la deportación de su madre y prepararse para la Primera Comunión, como católico , mientras que vive con una familia adoptiva cuyo hijo chico se convierte en amigo y apoyo cercano de Richy.

Filmmaker invited.

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Meet Michael Becerra

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After receiving my business degree at Cal Poly SLO, I moved to Silicon Valley where my career has taken me to various companies working in IT, finance, and marketing project manager roles. To further my education and social network I went to Santa Clara University for a MBA. After graduation I needed to burn off all those late night eats from working days and studying nights, and found myself fully addicted to triathlons. My absolute favorite and most challenging races have been the Ironman 140.6. The mental and physical challenges of those races helped me find two things; first and foremost, that a driven mind can do anything and second, my cheekbones, which I hadn’t seen since undergrad. Since then I have also worked as a fashion model and actor building strong connections within the fashion and film industry and the charities they support including SF Latino Film Festival’s yearly events!

Find festival passes here: http://bit.ly/SFLFF8tix & follow on Twitter @sflatinofilm.

SF Latino Film Festival Poster Features Bay Area Notables

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The SF Latino Film Festival has partnered recently with local area activists, artists, scientists, and educators to celebrate our diverse backgrounds. We chose to shine a light on everyday Latinos in a way that isn’t always portrayed in film. Regardless of our superficial differences, we cohabitate—and welcome the opportunity to grow together through a film festival experience.

Come see hand selected foreign language film from all over the Americas at the all new Alamo Drafthouse, Roxy Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and more.

These rare and hard to find films won’t be in town long, so secure your tickets and group passes at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Follow us on Twitter @sflatinofilm to find information about getting involved. This is a fun community event for the whole family. Join us, and help film thrive in the SF Bay Area.

MEDIA CONTACT

VIRGINIA CHAVEZ

VIRGINIA@SURGEPUBLICRELATIONS.COM

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.

 

Die Standing & All She Can – SF International Women’s Film Festival

Cine+Mas SF is excited to co-present two films in the upcoming San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival which runs from April 13-15th.

MORIR DE PIE- DIE STANDING UP  This film idirected by Jacaranda Correa comes from  Mexico. This is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter and advocate for personal freedoms, fighting for progressive causes. Having idolized Che Guevara, Irina fought in the Cuban solidarity movement. When faced with a fatal illness, Irina decides to undertake a personal revolution, to welcome the woman he has always had inside him. It’s also the love story of Irina and lifelong partner Nelida.

Click here for more information and tickets.

ALL SHE CAN is a film directed by Amy Wendel from the US.  In a small south Texas town, there aren’t many career options for young people besides oil rigs, the military, or fast-food restaurants. Luz Garcia, a fiery high-school athlete, is determined to forge a different future; she’s gained admission to the University of Texas at Austin. The problem is she can’t afford to go. With her one shot at a scholarship riding on the state powerlifting championship, she sees no choice but to bend the rules to ensure her victory. Although Luz’s rashness and frustration land her in increasingly hotter water, they also fuel her with courage and empowerment.

Rarely do we see a female protagonist with such agency, intelligence, and flawed humanity, and the experience is enormously satisfying. With lush naturalism, Benavides Born nimbly portrays the textured world of an America seldom explored onscreen: a place where multifaceted, third-generation Mexican-American characters, conscious of obstacles and opportunities, fight to shape their own lives.

For tickets and more information click here.

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.

 

 

 

Berlin & Beyond

Cine+Mas SF is co-presenting the German-Argentine film THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN- official selection of this year’s edition of Berlin & Beyond Film Festival It screens October 23 8:45 at the Castro Theatre.

About the film:
During a stopover in Buenos Aires, Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Though she does not speak a word of Spanish, she remembers the lyrics vividly. Two days later, her father Anton shows up at her hotel, confessing that: Maria spent her first three years of life in Buenos Aires during the military dictatorship of the 70s. She was adopted and brought to Germany. Father and daughter begin a journey in search of Maria’s biological parents — with Anton doing all he can to regain his daughter’s trust.

Germany, Argentina (2010), 35mm, 95 min. in German, Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Florian Cossen Visit the website for more information about the festival.

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, now in its 16th year, runs from October 20-26 in San Francisco. Visit www.berlinbeyond.com for program and ticketing information.

Free Tickets Blackthorn

We invite you to a pre-theatrical release screening of “Blackthorn” at the Landmark Embarcadero Center on October 11 in San Francisco. It stars Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, and Magaly Solier (La Teta Asustada/Madeinusa). Directed by Mateo Gil – know for films like Vanilla Sky/Abre Los Ojos (both of them) & Sea Inside (Javier Bardem). For tickets email us at programming @ sflatinofilmfestival.com  Please provide your name and phone number and the number of tickets 1 or 2.  We’ll hand you the ticket at the screening. Look for us- holding up a “Cine+Mas SF” sign. The film opens on October 14th.

Somos Lo Que Hay at San Diego Latino Film Festival

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The 18th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off tonight with a screening of the highly anticipated thriller Somos Lo Que Hay, a Canana film about cannibals in modern day Mexico City.

We’re excited to see it along with a slew of new Spanish language films this weekend. Tweet us if you’re out there @sflatinofilm.

To get more information about San Diego Latino Film Festival screenings go to sdlatinofilm.com, follow them on Twitter @macsd and follow hashtag #SDLFF11.

Here’s a trailer of Somos Lo Que Hay.


Directed by Jorge Michel Grau.

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