MEX AM Festival Starts July 16

We encourage the community to come out for the MEX AM FESTIVAL. It’s a eight-day festival celebrating Mexico’s art, culture, and people. Whether a performance, talk or a foodie, there’s something for everyone.

MEXAM FESTIVAL 2017
Celebrating the integration between Mexico and the United States of America in San Francisco’s Bay Area.

The festival is a multidisciplinary initiative that showcases a program with music, film, food, visual arts, digital art, dance, literature and talks of some of the most influential Mexicans in their field of expertise. It runs its fourth edition this summer and it’s already a major event in the San Francisco Bay Area. Portraying Mexico as a country of innovation and a leader in art and creativity.

This year the festival includes a much more comprehensive program with Mexican talent who was born and raised in the United States. This special characteristic looks for the promotion of the people who are changing the world and making great contributions as a result of the integration between both countries: Mexico and the United States of America.
We have as a special partner this year – The State of Jalisco – featuring outstanding performances and exhibitions from one of the most diverse and rich states of Mexico.
It is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico through the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, with the support of Federal Agencies such as the Ministry of Culture, ProMexico, Mexico’s Country Brand Office and the Ministry of Tourism.”

For full festival details visit: www.MexAmFest.com

Films from Mexico, Spain at 18th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 11-25

Cine+Mas SF is proud to co-present the following films at SF Indie Fest. Click on the links for ticketing details. For full program including parties and special events visit: SFIndie.com.
THE INCIDENT (El Incidente)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2014 Mexico
Fri Feb 19, 715p Alamo
Isaac Ezban double-shot: Two parallel stories follow two sets of characters trapped in illogically infinite spaces. A detective and two brothers climb an apartment staircase, only to find it looping back below only a few stories up. A family drives an endless road, passing the same signs and gas stations over and over again. In each reality, victims must choose to break their pattern or make peace with their new reality. The first feature from a bold new talent, Isaac Ezban.C
THE SIMILARS (Los Parecidos)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2015 Mexico
Sat Feb 20, 715p Alamo

Isaac Ezban double-shot: On a rainy night in 1968, the eve of a student revolt in Mexico City, eight characters find themselves trapped in a bus station. As the evening progresses, they find they share more than just a temporary prison. A dazzling homage to The Twilight Zone, director Ezban weaves his influences together into something fresh and shocking, and yet disturbingly familiar. To even write another sentence robs the audience of experiencing the descent into darkness The Similars offers.

 

LLUC SKY WALKER

Dir. Jaume Fargas, 2015 Spain 73 min
Sun Feb 14, 915p; Sun Feb 21, 915p Roxie Theater
Lluc is a gray and bitter man. Friendless and fine with that, he goes out of his way to spread his personally misery around. Until the day his doctor tells him he has three weeks to live and he starts planning his own funeral. In the hopes of drawing an audience for the funeral, he befriends his neighbors and finally discovers some joys in life. This dark comedy frequently references a certain space saga in telling a tale of redemption.

The Golden Dream-La Jaula de Oro / Opens Jan 29-Feb 4 Roxie Theater Theater

Cine Mas SF is pleased to be copresenting The Golden Dream/ La Jaula de Oro at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco! Runs Friday January 29 through Thursday February 4. Click here times & to purchase tickets. Most screenings at 7pm.la-jaula-de-oro

La Jaula de Oro is a road movie and more about teenage Guatemalan migrants and their journey to the U.S. Filmed in Mexico & Guatemala. Directed by Diego Quemada-
Diez.

Juan, Sara and Samuel, all 15 years old, flee from Guatemala towards the USA. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil indian who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They all believe they will find a better world beyond the USA-Mexico border but they run into a harsh reality.

With over 80 awards, including for Best Film and Best Director at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, and for Best New Director at the Chicago Film Festival, La Jaula de Oro became the most internationally awarded Mexican film in history. The film swept the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards–Mexico’s national cinema honors–receiving nine awards including for Best Picture, Debut Feature, Original Screenplay, Actor (Brandon López) and supporting actor (Rodolfo Domínguez). The young ensemble cast was honored with the Un Certain Talent Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Juan, Sara y Samuel, 15 años, huyen de Guatemala para intentar llegar a Estados Unidos. Durante su paso por México, conocen a Chauk, un indígena tzotzil que no habla español y viaja sin papeles. Los adolescentes aspiran a un mundo mejor más allá de las fronteras mexicanas, pero muy pronto van a enfrentarse a una realidad muy distinta.

2015 CMSF Latino Film Festival Official Selection

We are pleased to present the films officially selected by the CMSF Latino Film Festival. For ticket information on our website click on the navigation bar or here for details.

FOR TICKETS and PASSES: Go to BrownPaperTickets.com  where you can see all ticketd events or call 1-800-838-3006.

Fiction Features

  • 3 Beauties – 3 Bellezas – Venezuela – Dir. Carlos Caridad-Montero
  • Beautiful Youth – Hermosa Juventud – Spain/France – Dir. Jaime Rosales
  • Behavior – Conducta – Cuba – Dir. Ernesto Daranas
  • Blue Lips – Spain/Argentina – Dirs. Daniela De Carlo/Julieta Lima/Gustavo Lipsztein,/Antonello Novellino/Nacho Ruiperez,/Ricardo Nobuo Shima
  • The Boss, Anatomy of A Crime – El Patron,  Anatomia de un Crimen – Argentina- Dir. Sebastián Schindel
  • The Boy & The World – O Menino E O Mondo – Brazil- Dir. Alê Abreu
  • Ciudad Delirio – Colombia/Spain – Dir. Chus Gutiérrez
  • Farewell – A Despedida- Brazil – Dir. Marcelo Galvão
  • Glories of Tango – Fermin, Glorias del Tango – Argentina-Dirs. Oliver Kolker/Hernan Findling
  • His Wedding Dress – Vestido de Novia – Argentina-Dir. Marilyn Solaya
  • Life After – Vida Despues – Argentina – Dirs. Pablo Bardauil/Franco Verdoia
  • The Naked Screen – La Pantalla Desnuda – Nicaragua-Dir. Florence Jaugey
  • The Obscure Spring – Las Oscuras Primaveras – Dir. Ernesto Contreras
  • On the Road, Somewhere – Algun Lugar – Dominican Republic – Dir. Guillermo Zouain
  • Parabellum- Argentina/Austria- Dir. Lucas Valenta Rinner
  • A Separate Wind – Viento Aparte – Mexico – Dir. Alejandro Gerber-Bicecci
  • She – Ella – Colombia – Dir. Libia Stella Gomez
  • Soledad – USA – Dirs. Eduardo, Maytorena/Wayne Mitchell
  • Two Waters – Dos Aguas –  Cost Rica/Panama-Dir. Patricia Velásquez
  • Voice Over – La Voz en Off – Chile – Dir. Cristina Jimenez

Documentaries

  • American DREAMers – USA – Dirs. Saray Deiseil /Jenniffer Castillo
  • Echo of the Mountain – Eco de la Montaña – Mexico – Dir. Nicolas Echevarria
  • El Canto Del Colibri –The Hummingbird Song  – USA – Dir. Marco Castro-Bojorquez
  • Kingdom of Shadows – USA – Dir. Bernardo Ruiz
  • Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey – USA – Dirs. Ray Telles /Yvan Iturriaga
  • The Summer of the Cans – Brazil – Dirs. Tocha Alves,/Haná Vaisman

Fiction Shorts

  • Change – USA – Dir. Xavier Galindo
  • Coyote Creek – USA – Dir. Brian Garcia
  • The Deadman – Peru – Dir. Franco Finocchiaro
  • Grown Ups – Casita-Spain – Dir. Javier Marco
  • In Between the Gutter and the Stars – USA – Dir. Diana Lesmez
  • Las Gitanas – USA – Dir. Matthew Anderson
  • Lost Weekend – USA – Dir. Adam Valencia
  • Off Track – USA – Dir. João Paulo Jacobsen
  • Rice & Matchsticks – Arroz yFosforos – Spain – Dir. Javier Beltramino
  • TrabajoDominican Republic/USA – Dir. Nelson Pena
  • Two Days of Luck– Dos Dias de Suerte – Mexico – Dir. Arturo Martinelli
  • Undercovers Encubiertos – USA – Dir. Leo Rod
  • White Water – Agua Blanca – Mexico – Dir. Alina Montero
  • Zepo – Spain – Dir. Cesar Diaz Melendez

Documentary Shorts

  • Edgar and the Joyous Life – USA – Dir. Veronica Lopez
  • A Life of EngagementUSA/Mexico – Dir. Pedro Pablo Celedón
  • Living QuechuaRunasimiwan Kawsay – USA – Dir. Christine Mladic Janney
  • My Life in Dance – Mi Vida En El Baile –  USA – Amir Jaffer

Opening Night Film: A Separate Wind – Viento Aparte – Mexico -Dir. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci

September 18th 7:30pm  Brava Theater, San Francisco.

Buy tickets for Opening Night – A SEPARATE WIND – Viento Aparte- Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival Tickets for film, party or both. Screening at Brava Theater, after party at Verdi Club.

Heli- CMSF Monthly Screening Series- August 8-Roxie Theater- San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!

SKYPE Q&A w/ FILMMAKER AMAT ESCALANTE on FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Join us on August 8th for our monthly film screening. It’s a late one! Screen time 9:45 7PM screening.  Let’s meet up for a drink across the street at Picaro by the bar at the front of the restaurant 8:306PM.

For tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1zIFWUx

From the acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante, HELI is a powerful, gritty and evocative film that portrays the devastating effects of drug violence and corruption in Mexico society, and how a working class family struggles against them in a small town in Mexico. Heli and his family live an ordinary life until his sister, a thirteen-year-old Middle School student, falls madly in love with another teenager, a newly recruited police cadet. This love affair accidentally involves Heli’s family in a tragic series of events that with change them forever.

Escalante delivers in HELI a visually striking film about violence, hope and humankind. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico / Germany / Netherlands / France. 2013. Digital. 105 mins.

For tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1zIFWUx

Rare Latin American Noir Films at Noir City 12 Festival Starts January 24 – Castro Theater

Noir City 12 runs from January 24 to February 2 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. We’re giving away several pairs of tickets for double/tripple film programs on January 25, 30, & 31.  The line up of films includes an impresive selection of seven rare Latin American/Spanish from Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. Email us at programming (at) sflatinofilmfestival.com with your name and the date of the program you would like to see or in-box us in Facebook. Visit http://bit.ly/1ewbtg3 for full program details.

Saturday, Jan 25 Matinée Triple Bill
Border Incident
Scr. John C. Higgins. Dir. Anthony Mann United States, 1949. 94 min.
Screens at 12:00 PM
Agents of both countries go undercover to bust a gang exploiting migrant workers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Mann’s rugged direction and John Alton’s stunning cinematography enhance this powerful crime drama. With Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, Charles McGraw.

 

VictimsOfSin_Ninon_Baila2Victims of Sin / Victimas del Pecado
Scr. Emilio Fernandez and Mauricio Magdelano. Dir. Emilio Fernández. Mexico, 1951. 90 min.
Screens at 4:00 PM

A dancer-prostitute (the fabulous Ninón Sevilla) rescues a baby from the garbage and is determined to raise it, despite her poverty and the threats of her pachuco pimp. The apotheosis of the Mexican cabaretera film, a combustible combo of music, dance and noir melodrama. Absolutely astounding!

In the Palm of Your Hand / En la Palma de Tu mano
Scr. José Revueltas and Roberto Gavaldón, from a story by Luis Spota. Dir. Roberto Gavaldón. Mexico, 1951. 90 min.
Screens at 2:00 PM

A con artist seduces the widow of a millionaire, only to learn she’d plotted with her lover to murder the late husband. A tense game of cat-and-mouse ensues—but who’s the cat? Perhaps the greatest thriller ever made in Mexico, starring Arturo de Córdova and Leticia Palma.

 

Thursday, Jan 30 Double Feature
Never Open That Door / No Abras Nunca Esa Puerta
Scr. Alejandro Casona, from stories by Cornell Woolrich. Dir. Carlos Hugo Christensen. Argentina, 1952. 85 min.
Screens at 7:15PM

A pair of classic Woolrich short stories, “Someone on the Phone” and “The Hummingbird Comes Home” are transposed to Buenos Aires with stunning results. Featuring camerawork by the great Pablo Tabernero, it’s better than most U.S.-made Woolrich adaptations.
NOT ON DVD

Hardly a Criminal / Apenas un delincuente
Scr. Raimundo Calcagno and Israel Chas de Cruz. Dir. Hugo Fregonese. Argentina, 1949 88 min.
Screens at 9:00 PM

A bank employee (Jorge Salcedo) uses a loophole in Argentine law to concoct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement after serving six years in prison. A vivid cross between Naked City and Brute Force, and an evocative look at mid-20th century Buenos Aires.

Friday, January 31 Double Feature
The Black Vampire / El Vampiro Negro
Scr. and Dir. Román Viñoly Barreto. Argentina, 1953. 80 min.
Screens at 7:30 PM
VampiroNegroThis clever “feminist” reworking of Fritz Lang’s classic M focuses on the mothers of children stalked by a deranged pedophile. Virtually unknown outside Argentina, and presented onscreen in the U.S. for the first time ever, in a new 35mm print! Starring the radiant Olga Zubarry.
NEW 35mm PRINT!

 

 

 

 

The Wages of Fear / Le salaire de la peur
Scr. Jérôme Géronimi and H.G. Clouzot, from Georges Arnaud’s novel. Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot. France, 1953. 156 min.
Screens at 9:00 PM

Four men, trapped in a pestilent South American village, agree to transport a dangerous shipment of nitroglycerine through treacherous terrain. This existentialist action movie is arguably the most suspenseful film ever made. Yves Montand and Charles Vanel star, and earn every cent.

Corazon del Cielo, Corazon de la Tiera (Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth) – Watch it Free Online

El documental -Corazón del Cielo, Corazón de la Tierra- se ha mostrado en mas de 100 festivales de cine mundialmente inclusive el nuestro en la edición pasada – 5°Festival de Cine Latino San Francisco. Ahora puedes verlo gratuitamente por internet. Conoce a seis jovenes Maya en México y Guatemala compartiendo su manera de ver la vida, naturaleza, identidad, y espiritualidad basada en sus creencias. http://bit.ly/KBp39w

Visita la página de Facebook de la pelicula para mas informes.

Presentation of Mexican Film “Post Tenebras Lux” May 29 -June 2

Cine+Mas SF is proud to be co-presenting this film with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The new film by maverick Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas is his most personal and challenging work to date. Post Tenebras Lux (“After darkness, light” in Latin) is a disorienting, kaleidoscopic, and visually stunning vision of a family torn between compassion and violence. It completely divided audiences at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where Reygadas was awarded Best Director. (2012, 120 min, DCP)

May 30, 2013 7:30pm
May 31, 2013 7:30pm
Jun 1, 2013 7:30pm
Jun 2, 2013 2:00pm
Jun 2, 2013 4:30pm

 Screening Room
$10 regular/$8 YBCA member, senior, student, teacher

 

 

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The Undocumented on PBS/KQED, Independent Lens

Though the immigration debate focuses on the living, most seem to forget those that don’t make it across and end up dying in the desert. The Undocumented by Marco Williams looks at the migrant that doesn’t make it.

Border Patrol agents, Native Americans, smugglers, ranchers, retirees and samaritans form a constellation of people engaged with the Arizona/Mexico border on a daily basis — policing it, inhabiting it, crossing it, working it, making it safer or simply feeling its consequences. But at the center of it all is the migrant.

Airs in the San Francisco Bay Area as of April 29, 2013.

Days of Grace & Other Latin American Films- SF Indie Fest

San Francisco Indie Fest is a quiceañera! That’s right! Celebrating 15 years of edgy independent film and fun parties, the festival opens at the Brava Theater on February 7th and runs through February 21st at The Roxie, Shattuck Cinemas, and others.

We’re excited to be co-presenting Days of Grace/Dias de Gracia, the centerpiece film, which is making its US premiere. Read more about this and other Latin American films in this year’s program:

DAYS OF GRACE –Dias de Gracia a film by Everado Gout – Roxie Theater in San Francisco, Saturday 2/16 at 7:15PM and Tuesday 2/19 at 9:30PM. Centerpiece Film
– Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.  Purchase tickets.

THE LAST ELVIS, a film by Armando Bo – Roxie Theater in San Francisco, Sunday 2/10 at 9:30PM and Tuesday 2/12 at 9:30. (Opening Night Film)
– Carlos Gutiérrez (Elvis) is a divorced singer with a young daugther called Lisa Marie which he almost never see. He has always lived his life as if he was the reincarnation of Elvis Presley. In denial of Carlos and his reality. But he is about to turn the age Elvis had when he died and the future appears empty. An unexpected situation will force Carlos to take care of his daughter. This will allow him to find himself as a father and Lisa to accept him as he is. But destiny confronts Carlos with a difficult decision. In a journey of music and madness he will have to choose between the dream of being Elvis and his family. Buy tickets. 

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FACELESS, a film by Tristan Albrecht – Roxie Theater in San Francisco, Sunday 2/17 at 5PM and Monday 2/18 at 7:15PM.
– Thousands of people died buried in the structures of the Twin Towers. Entire families suffering the lost of a loved one can do nothing else but to cry a name written under a picture.However, some families cannot even have this mourning. Fathers, mothers, children, and friends from illegal workers suffer their lost in the painful silence imposed by their situation. These families have lost the ones that we called: FACELESS. No address, no name, no social security number, no permanent status to identify them. Buy tickets.

THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING, a film by Zach Weintraub – Roxie Theater in San Francisco, Saturday 2/9 at 7:15PM and Thursday 2/14 at 9:30PM.
– A would-be expatriate from the US takes his second stab at life in Buenos Aires. Watch as he drifts between halfhearted attempts at work, a feeble romance with his fellow N. American housemate, and the fruitless search for a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Buy tickets.

Visit SFIndie.com for tickets and additional information.