Cine Latino at Frameline 2017 LGBT Film Festival

Cine Mas SF is excited to once again co-present several films at Frameline 41.  The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is the largest and longest running LGBT film festival in the world.  Visit Frameline.org for full festival details including screenings, parties, and special events.

Here’s the selection of films that Cine Mas SF is co-presenting. Click on the link for more details about the film including trailers:

I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE / Sueño en Otro Idioma (Centerpiece Film)
directed by Ernesto Contreras
Tuesday June 20, 2017 6:30 PM – Castro Theatre TICKETS
The mysterious circumstances surrounding a fifty-year feud between two of the last speakers of a dying indigenous language in Mexico are artfully intertwined with bittersweet remembrances of the past in this enchanting feature, winner of an Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

CHAVELA (Centerpiece Film)
directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi
2017- USA
Monday June 19, 2017 6:30PM – Castro Theatre – TICKETS
Thursday June 22, 2017 6:30 PM – Landmark Theatres Piedmont-TICKETS

This is a larger-than-life portrait of one of the toughest, most talented singers of her generation, the iconic chanteuse and sexual outlaw Chavela Vargas—a favorite of filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. She was a macha lesbian who forcefully played by her own subversive rules.

 

NO DRESS CODE REQUIRED / Etiqueta no rigurosa
directed by Cristina Herrera Bórquez
2016 – Mexico
Saturday June 24, 2017 11AM – Castro Theatre – TICKETS
Victor and Fernando’s moving quest for marriage equality leads them into a seemingly endless bureaucratic maze in conservative Mexicali. With allies and attorneys, their devotion to each other fuels their fight for human rights for all LGBT Mexicans. Love wins!

 

EXTRA TERRESTRIALS / Extra Terrestres
directed by Carla Cavina Meléndez
2016 – Venezuela, Puerto Rico
Saturday June 17, 2017 9:15 PM – Roxie Theater – TICKETS
Thursday June 22, 2017 9:30 PM – Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood- TICKETS
An astrophysicist returns home to announce her engagement just as catastrophe strikes her family’s poultry business. These two events set in motion a chain reaction that will either bring the clan together or jolt them into separate trajectories.

 

SANTA AND ANDRES
directed by Carlos Lechuga
2016 – Colombia, France, Cuba
Thursday June 15, 2017 10PM & Sunday June 25, 2017 4PM – Castro Theatre TICKETS
An unusual relationship develops between a gay counter-revolutionary writer living in exile and a peasant girl informant-committee member assigned to monitor him, in this harrowing, heartbreaking, and award-winning tale set in 1983 Cuba.

 

Latino Experience at Frameline SF International LGBT Film Festival Starts June 16

It’s June. That means it’s Pride Month and the San Francisco International LBGT Film Festival is coming up! Now in its 40th season, Frameline40 runs from June 16-26. For full festival details visit Frameline.org Cine Mas SF Latino Film Festival proudly supports the following film program.


BRUISING FOR BESOS- USA

For tickets  Sunday June 19 7pm Rialto Cinemas, Tuesday June 21 Victoria TheaterBruisingForBesos_Frameline
In this beautifully shot love story, Yoli is a seductive queer xicana artist who finds great passion with Daña, an alluring Puerto Rican nurse. But their growing intimacy stirs up their own troubled histories. Can Yoli break the cycle, face the past, and create something new for herself?

FROM AFAR/Desde Alla- Venezuela/Mexico
For tickets. Wednesday June 22 7pm Victoria T
heater, Thursday June 23 9:30pm

Armando (Alfredo Castro), a middle-aged single man who makes dentures and is terrified by the prospect of physical contact, spends his free time walking the streets of Caracas and cruising for tough young men. His interest is less in sex than in power, as he seeks control FromAfar_DesdeAllaover these macho boys in return for payment. The dynamic changes after he invites home a volatile car mechanic named Elder and the teenager refuses to play by Armando’s rules. Rather than move on to another conquest, though, the older man becomes bewitched, stalking Elder in the streets and eventually offering him a kind of home life. Golden Lion Winner at the Venice Film Festival

RARA – Chile
For tickets. Friday June 24 6:30pm Castro Theater,Saturday June 25 5pm Landmark Theatres Piedmont
Rara_FramelineThe story, which is both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a based-on-a-true-story account of a same-gender marriage threatened by social forces, begins with a tableau of relative domestic harmony: Paula (Mariana Loyola) lives with her partner, Lía, and her two daughters, Sarah and Catalina. Her ex-husband, Victor, lives nearby with his new wife, Nicole, and the girls shift easily between the two homes. But internal tensions and external pressures slowly begin to unravel the family tapestry. Standard mother-daughter squabbles and explosive moments of adolescent angst that are par for the course in any family spark heightened anxieties in a family with lesbian parents living in a conservative-leaning community—an outwardly tolerant environment with a latent underpinning of insinuation and judgment.

GIRL GETS GIRL/ De Chica en Chica – Spain
For tickets.  June 18 6:30pm Roxie TheaterDeChicaEnChica_Frameline
Sexy, smoky-eyed Inés can’t keep her hands off anyone she meets. But when she’s caught cheating on her girlfriend in the bathroom at a funeral, the aspiring and broke erotica writer escapes back to Spain after ten years away.

YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE/ Nunca Vas a Estar Solo – Chile
For tickets.
Thursday  June 16 10pm Castro Theatre ,Wednesday June 22 4pm Castro Theatre
After 25 years managing a factory that produces mannequins, quiet, introverted Juan (Sergio Hernández) hopes to be made a partner with the company. At home, his eighteen-year-old son, Pablo (Andrew Bargsted), has dreams of stardom, studying dance at a respected art school. In addition to teaching neighborhood children choreographed dance Youll Never Be Alone_Framelinenumbers and clubbing with his best girlfriend, Mari (Astrid Roldan), on the weekends, Pablo’s life revolves around performing, auditioning, and occasionally sneaking around to sleep with a neighbor boy. While Pablo and his widowed, hard-working dad don’t have a whole lot in common, neither seems to let that get in the way of caring for each other. Everything changes, however, when Pablo is brutally attacked by a group of homophobic kids from the neighborhood. With legal action and medical insurance proving to be both unhelpful and costly, Juan decides, in desperation, to seek out his own form of justice for his son.

TAKE ME FOR A RIDE / Uio Sacame a Pasear- Ecuador
For tickets.  Saturday June 25 9pm Roxie Theater
Sara has attempted to fit in with her classmates, but by the beginning of her senior year, she can’t really be bothered anymore to hang with the other teens at school or try to rekindle a dissatisfying relationship with the boy next door. Isolating herself in the smoky haze of a hidden alcove, she is content to live her life apart, spending contemplative solo TakeMeForARide_Framelineafternoons in the soft Quito sunlight. That solitude ends when new girl Andrea transfers to the high school and finds her way into Sara’s alcove to share a smoke. The girls quickly become inseparable, discovering a mutual love of live music and tentatively sharing feelings of alienation, of “being weird” in a restrictive culture that doesn’t welcome much difference. Micaela Rueda’s beautifully observed debut captures the obsessive euphoria of falling in love, focusing on the secluded, dreamy moments when it seems that the world is inhabited by only two people. Laced within the intoxication of the girls’ passion is the volatile threat of social and parental rejection, endangering their private sphere. Will they have the courage to follow their hearts, to embrace and proclaim their love?

I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY / Te prometo anarquia- Mexico
For tickets.
Sunday June 19 9:15pm Castro Theater, Friday June 24 9:30pm  Victoria Theater
A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón (Gasolina) follows a pair of IPromiseYouAnarchy_Framelineskateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality while making a living through black-market blood trafficking. With drug-related violence at an alarming high, business in the underground blood trade proves lucrative for the charming, entrepreneurial Miguel (Diego Calva), who orchestrates groups of his friends and neighbors to get “milked,” as he calls it. As the demand for blood and the size of the jobs increase, he enlists his bisexual, rough-around-the-edges lover Johnny (Eduardo Eliseo Martínez) as his business partner, hoping to provide a distraction from his clingy sometime girlfriend Adri (Shvasti Calderon). However, as the stakes start to rise, Miguel and Johnny quickly find themselves in over their heads.

Cine+Mas SF co-presenting Latin American Films at 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

The 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival runs from June 19 to June 29 with screenings, parties, and special events taking place in San Francisco and Berkeley over 11 days.

Cine+Mas SF is proud to be co-presenting several selections from Latin America.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday May 30th.

Bad Hair/ Pelo Malo  Dir. Mariana Rondón, Venezuela, 2013
Saturday, June 21, 1:30 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets:  http://bit.ly/BadHairFrameline

BadHair_FramelineYoung Junior’s obsessive quest for a luxuriant head of silky, straight hair threatens to compromise the already desperately pinched existence he shares with his unsympathetic mother and infant brother in Caracas. This powerful, disquieting story of longing and unrelenting hardship is sweetly balanced with discerning compassion and moments of simple tenderness.

Everybody’s Got Somebody… But Me/Todo Mundo Tiene A Alguien Menos Yo
Dir.Raul Fuentes, Mexico, 2012
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets: http://bit.ly/EverybodyFrameline

EverybodysGotSomeoneButMeThe dynamics of a passionate love affair between a shy, snobbish middle-aged woman and a brazen, vivacious teenage girl change suddenly and artfully in Raúl Fuentes’s feature film debut, with a unique narrative style, seductive black-and-white cinematography, and an eclectic soundtrack.

 

Holiday/ Dia Feriado
Dir. Diego Araujo, Ecuador, 2013
Thursday, June 19, 10:00 PM &  Monday June 23, 1PM Castro Theatre – Tickets: http://bit.ly/HolidayFrameline

Holiday

Against the 1999 collapse of Ecuador’s banking system in the wake of a corruption scandal, doe-eyed, sensitive Juampi feels his own world turn upside down when he meets leather-clad Juano, an indigenous Quechua, during a holiday visit to the Andes.

 

Visit Frameline.org for complete schedule, film and ticketing details.