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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Calle 24 Paseo Artistico – Art Crawl Sunday July 10- Short Film Program

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Calle 24 Paseo Artistico is a new project in the Latino Cultural Corridor of 24th Street in the Mission taking place each month. The free day-long event includes a  mural tour, Cine+Mas SF and participating filmmakers will have a film program this Sunday. This month we’re offering a 40 minute shorts program that starts at 4pm, 5pm, & 6pm.

What: Award winning short films by local filmmakers, past Latino Film Fest selections.
Where: Alley Cat Bookstore-  3036 24th Street
When: Sunday July 10 at 4pm, 6pm, & 7pm

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FILM DETAILS
Change by Xavier A Galindo
5 minutes
A San Francisco native struggles not to become a victim of gentrification and humanize his community of the Tenderloin. He walks through his neighborhood confronted by gentrification as he encounters a Techie that rubs him the wrong way.

Beep by Yvan Iturriaga. 15 minutes
A hectic tale about a young man struggling to hold onto his true nature- and not just another cog in the machine.

My Life in DanceMi Vida en Baile by Amir Jaffer. 13 minutes
At 90, Miguel Santos continues to share his love of Flamenco on stage and in workshops in San Francisco. He joined Theatre Flamenco in 1968, which is one of the oldest running Dance companies in the United States. In this short biopic, Miguel traces his artistic journey and shares events of his life that took him across the United States and to Spain.

 

Detailed below are all the events for the day. Catch one- catch all!

Schedule/ Horario
11AM-12:30 PM ● Bilingual Guided Mural Tour
Precita Eyes Murals, 2981 24th Street
Spanish & English guided mural tour through Balmy
Alley and 24th Street Corridor.

1-3 PM ● Workshop: Basics of Sculpture Art
Acción Latina, 2958 24th Street
Instructor: Alejandro Meza.

4-6 PM ● Gears Turning Poetry Series
Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th Street
Hosted by Kim Shuck; Poetry by Leroy F. Moore,
Jr., Jerry Ferraz & Jane Rades; Music by Ed Dang.

4-6 PM ● Mixed Poetry /Poesia Revuelta
Acción Latina, 2958 24th Street
Hosted by Jorge Argueta; Poetry by q.r. Hand Jr.,
Dorothy Payne, Daniel Flores, & Jack Hirschman.

4-7 PM ● Cine+Mas Short Films
Alley Cat Bookshop, 3036 24th Street
Award winning films from local filmmakers.
– “Change” by Xavier A. Galindo
– “Beep” by Yvan Iturriaga
– “My Life in Dance” by Amir Jaffer

SF Carnaval May 25-26 -Memorial Day Weekend

Come out to San Francisco’s Mission District to enjoy a long standing tradition: Carnaval! The festival takes place on Harrison between 16th & 24th Streets. It opens at 10AM-6PM each day. Live music, vendors, crafts, art, etc. Performances by Candelaria, Blanca Sandoval, Bayonics. On Sunday you can watch the parade of colorful floats, bands and dance troupes march by. Many of the dance troupes have been practicing for weeks in preparation.

Check out the guide: http://bit.ly/13Q1GegCarnaval_2013_Flyer-Front

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.