Argentina & Brazil Represented at SF Indie Fest

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.com for 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.

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.