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.comfor 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.
The call for entries is now open. Would you like us to consider your film? Submit! Shorts, features, docs or fiction films- all welcome. http://bit.ly/CMSFLFF7 Free until March 20th. Low fee otherwise. For more information, call or email us at <<programming ( a t ) SF Latino FilmFestival.com >>
Cine+Mas SF has extended the call for entries. The deadline is May 17 June 7. Shorts, features, documentaries, or narrative fiction- all welcome. The Festival includes films from the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.
eMail us or call if you have any questions or requests (fee waiver?).
Cine+Más SF ha extendido la convocatoria. La fecha límite es el 17 de mayo 7 de junio. Cortometrajes, largometrajes, documentales o narrativas de ficción todos bienvenidos. El Festival incluye películas de los EE.UU., América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal.
Envíenos un correo electrónico o llame si tiene cualquier duda o petición (¿exención de cuotas?).
Tickets are available at the door for all films today except “La Salsa Cubana”. You can buy tickets online until two hours before the screening or by phone 1-800-838-3006. / Entradas disponibles para todas las peliculas salvo “La Salsa Cubana”. Puede comprar entradas por internet hasta dos horas antes de la funcion o por telefono 1-800-838-3006. Despues de eso en el cine. Gracias!
Iris Disse, director of Following the Stars, is here to present her film. Tickets are available online and at the door. She’s traveled all the way from Quito. It’s a wonderful film I hope you can come out to see!
After the screenings today, there’s a party organized by: Eric Joseph Johnson, director of “La Salsa Cubana”. Party and reception for La Salsa Cubana at ODC Dance in the Mission district, 9pm – midnight, Sept 17, after the screening of the film, with casino style salsa dancing and Cuban Music. Dance performance by the Bay Area’s RUEDA con RITMO. ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St. (between 17th and 18th streets). FREE!!
Our programming team has been screening, discussing, arguing and carefully deciding on the final few films that will makeup the official selection for our film festival, which kicks off September 15th.
If you’ve submitted a film, hold tight. You will be notified if your film has been selected. We received an amazing crop of film to choose from and we’re very excited about reporting our selections soon.
The development team has been ironing out community partnerships and will also be reporting those and exciting new additions to the festival’s dynamic.
Stay tuned to our industry shout-outs via Twitter or spark a convo with us on Facebook. We’re chatty, so feel free to voice your film thoughts with us!
We are on the verge of finding out who the big Oscar winners are. Javier Bardem could potentially walk away with an Oscar for his performance in the exceptionally strong film, Biutiful.
The last actor to win the award for their work in a foreign film was Marion Cotillard for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose – the same year Bardem won Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men.
Biutiful is also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. We’re rooting for Iñárritu. This film is the strongest we’ve seen in years. Well done.
SF Latino Film Co-Presents at Cinequest Film Festival
The SF Latino Film Festival is pleased to co-present the world premiere of Mystico Fantastico.
This feature film is written and directed by Anita Doron who is known for her work on indie hits, End of Silence and Late Fragment.
Doron tells the story of a woman washed up on the shore in a remote village in the south of Mexico. Accompanied by a tour guide, the story of this woman from the sea reveals the true meaning of what it means to live on the edge.
Mystico Fantastico stars Beatriz Yuste, Jean-Luc Chartier, Pablo Núñez Belmont and Jose Guadalupe Sansedo.