Upcoming Screenings & Co-Presentations

SFLFF8 may have ended but you can still enjoy new theatrical releases as well as retrospectives with RoxCine at the Roxie Theater.  The “Mas Almodovar” series brings back some of our favorite Pedro Almodovar films; the latest by Diego Luna, Mr. Pig, stars Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover; and a SF Latino Film Festival selection- documentary  INDIVISIBLE. Scroll down for dates and ticketing.

CRONOS

Tuesday, Nov 1st @ 7pm

In the spirit of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), RoxCine presents a special screening of CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro’s first feature film and one of the best horror films ever made in Latin America. A frightening take on the vampire myth featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

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THE SIMILARS/ Los Parecidos

Fri, Nov 11- Thur, Nov 17

A twilight zone-inspired story that twists and turns and ultimately satisfies… – Joe Dante

In the rainy darkness of the early morning hours of October 2, 1968, eight people are waiting in a remote bus station in the middle of nowhere for the bus heading to Mexico City. They’ll soon find themselves experiencing a strange phenomenon. Directed by Isaac Ezban. Mexico.

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INDIVISIBLE

Saturday, Nov 19 @ 4:30pm

Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio are three undocumented children who want nothing more than to be reunited with the families who were ripped from them and deported when they were young. At a pivotal moment in each of their lives—while fighting for their chance to be citizens—they are allowed to visit their families. But immigration reform faces an uncertain future, and there is no way to know if this visit will be the last time. Director Hilary Linder in person for Q&A!  SFLFF8 selection. San Francisco premiere.

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MR. PIG

Fri, Nov 25 – Thur, Dec 1

An emotional drama starring Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph directed by Diego Luna.

On the brink of losing everything, a pig farmer (Danny Glover) and his daughter (Maya Rudolph) hit the road to Mexico to find a final resting place for his beloved swine, Howie. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

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KIKI: LOVE TO LOVE

Fri, Dec 16 – Thur, Dec 22

Five stories of love and sex unfold over one hot summer in Madrid, when the protagonists discover strange and unusual sources of sexual indulgence with unpronounceable names: Dacryphilia, Eliphilia, Somnophilia, Polyamory, Harpaxophilia… Taboos are broken one by one as our horny couples enter into a thrilling liberation in which no pleasure is denied, whatever form it takes. Directed by Paco León.

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Más Almodóvar: THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET

Wednesday, Dec 28 @ 7pm

Leo, a writer of romance novels under the name Amanda Gris, is unable to write a happy ending for her latest novel after realizing her marriage to Paco is ending. With Marisa Paredes & Imanol Arias.

With Marisa Paredes, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Imanol Arias and Juan Echanove. 1995.

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Más Almodóvar: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

Thursday, Dec 29 @ 7pm

A brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language.

With Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz. 1999.

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Más Almodóvar: VOLVER

Friday, Dec 30 @ 7pm

A beautifully written tale of betrayal, murder, independence and sisterhood set in a dusty suburb of Madrid, it charts three generations of women attempting to overcome the various troubles – men, money, ghosts – that have been heaped upon them.

With Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas. 2006.

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RoxCine Event- ALL OF ME – Llevate Mis Amores- Doc & More Opens Aug 5

What:  All of Me (Llévate mis amores) film screenings, filmmakers & subject present on Aug 5, 6 after 7pm screening
Where: Roxie Theater,
When: August 5-11

For tickets and schedule visit Roxie.com – http://bit.ly/28T5acE

*Opening Reception at 518 Valencia after 7pm screening on Aug 5. Admission with ticket stub from film.

+Closing Reception at Galeria de La Raza after the 7pm screening on Aug 11. Admission with ticket stub from the film.

Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and the third world. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the country on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. This documentary is an intimate approach, a personal diary that draws a border between the life they were given and the life they chose. In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another.

 

What: Panel discussion with journalist Cheliz Lopez, Carecen executive director Larisa Dugan-Cuadra, Patrona, & filmmakers
When: August 10, after 7PM screening
Where: Roxie Theater

What: Art Exhibition- MUJERES DE LUZ by Talavera Balon
When: August 5-9
Where: 518 Valencia Street

What: Art Exhibition- MUJERES DE LUZ by Talavera Balon
When: August 10-15
Where: Galeria de la Raza

Directed by Arturo González Villaseñor. México. 2014. 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented  by Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival

Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director Arturo González Villaseñor and director of photography Antonio Mecalco IN PERSON for Q&A on Friday and Saturday, 8/5 & 8/6 after 7pm shows!

Panel Discussion moderated by radio host & producer Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, executive director of Carecen SF, on Wednesday after the 7pm show!

Plus, the art exhibit MUJERES LUZ, a painting series by Talavera-Ballon inspired by the film, will open August 5 at 518 Valencia Street in conjunction with a reception for the filmmakers and Patrona Lupe, and will move to Galeria de la Raza on August 10 in conjunction with a closing reception with the fillmmakers and Patrona Lupe on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit will be up until Tuesday, August 16.

“[Director] González Villaseñor has given these women a voice of their own and constructed a merited tribute to their determined generosity”
—Eye For Film

“Villaseñor has achieved something rare—a satisfying piece of spiritual filmmaking on a delicate political topic”
—Chicago Reader

About Mujeres Luz
Mujeres Luz is an art exhibit dedicated to Las Patronas and migrants who travel on La Bestia inspired by the film All of Me (Llevate mis Amores). When Talavera-Ballón saw the movie at the San Francisco Film Festival last year, he was so moved that he traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to meet and paint these incredible women.

About Talavera-Ballon
Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. His work highlights the lives and struggles of farm workers, indigenous people and immigrants throughout Latin America and the US. He has exhibited in museums, universities and embassies internationally and in the US, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco and the Peruvian Embassy in Washington DC. He has been selected for the SF Arts Commission 2015-2016 Artist Pool, has participated in Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and is currently a member of ArtSpan Open Studios committee.

OPENING RECEPTION

Following the opening of the film on Friday, 8/5, ticket holders are invited to the reception and opening of the exhibit MUJERES LUZ @ 518 Valencia St, at 9pm. 518 Valencia is a venue where artists and activists come together to share stories of their fights for economic and social justice, located around the corner from the Roxie Theater.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

In conjunction with the screenings of All of Me, the Roxie presents the following events @ 518 Valencia, San Francisco:

Saturday, Aug 6
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 4pm-10pm

Sunday, Aug 7
Panel Discussion with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, film director Arturo González Villaseñor, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and painter Talavera-Ballón after the matinee show (4:00 pm).

Monday, Aug 8
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, Aug 9
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 7pm-10pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Following the 7pm screening of the film on Thursday, 8/11, ticket holders are invited to the closing reception and exhibit MUJERES LUZ @ Galería de la Raza, at 2857 24th Street, at 8:30pm.

Mujeres Luz will be on view at Galeria de la Raza Wednesday, August 10-Tuesday, August 16.

ArtSpan is proud to endorse this collaborative program of art, film and food.

La Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, el director Arturo González Villaseñor y el director de fotografía Antonio Mecalco EN PERSONA para la sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas el viernes y el sabado, 8/5 & 8/6 después de los shows a las 7pm!

Discusión moderada por locutora de radio y productora Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) con la Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director de cinematografía Antonio Mecalco y Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, directora ejecutiva de Carecen SF, después del show de las 7pm show el miércoles, 10 de agosto!

Además, la exhibición MUJERES LUZ, una serie de pinturas de Talavera-Ballon inspiradas por el documental, se abrirá el 5 de agosto en 518 Valencia como parte de la recepción para los directores y la patrona Lupe.

MUJERES LUZ se mudará a la Galería de la Raza el jueves, 11 de agosto para la recepción de despedida de los directores y la patrona Lupe. Los cuadros estarán en exhibición hasta el martes 16 de agosto.

México comparte con Estados Unidos la frontera más grande entre el primer y el tercer mundo. Eso lo hace el puente de miles de migrantes que cruzan el país montados en el lomo del tren La Bestia, expuestos a todos los peligros. Ahí se encuentran con las Patronas, el grupo de mujeres mexicanas que desde 1995, todos los días, prepara comida que lanza caliente a los desprotegidos sin que el tren se detenga.

Este documental es un acercamiento íntimo, un diario personal que traza la frontera entre la vida que les tocó vivir y la que ellas eligieron. Una película coral, donde las voces de quince personajes retratan la difícil realidad campesina. En medio de un país en guerra, en un mundo donde la esperanza parece perdida, Las Patronas rescatan el principal valor humano que día a día se desvanece: el amor por el otro. Un bravo, cotidiano y sorprendente ejemplo de solidaridad que contrasta con la violencia de uno de los pasos más crueles del mundo para viajantes sin papeles.

RoxCine Launches at Roxie Theater- Spanish Language Films in SF’s Mission District

RoxCine is the Roxie’s year-round Spanish-language film program. RoxCine features new releases, repertory programming, and special series and retrospectives, with an exciting mix of films – from winners at major film festivals with US distribution, to special features not seen on any other screen outside of Latin America.

The upcoming program includes:

-Neon Blue: May 6-12. Award winning film from Brazil. A cowboy (Juliano Cazarré) designs exotic outfits for a sexy dancer (Maeve Jinkings) while working at a Brazilian rodeo.

-Cuaron & Inarritu- May 12: Y Tu Mama Tambien & Amores Perros Double Feature

-Early Almodovar Week- May 20th: Screenings of several films including High Heels, What Have I done to Deserve This?, & Law of Desire

Visit Roxie.com/RoxCine for updates including film details, schedules and tickets.  Cine Mas SF is a community partner for this program.