2015 CMSF Latino Film Festival Official Selection

We are pleased to present the films officially selected by the CMSF Latino Film Festival.

Tickets and passes are now available through Brown Paper Tickets, you may purchase here:  CMSF7 Tickets

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 – Dirs. Oliver Kolker, Hernan Findling
  • His Wedding Dress – Vestido de Novia – Dir. Marilyn Solaya
  • Life After – Vida Despues – Argentina – Dirs. Pablo Bardauil, Franco Verdoia
  • The Naked Screen – La Pantalla Desnuda – Dir. Florence Jaugey
  • The Obscure Spring – Las Oscuras Primaveras – Dir. Ernesto Contreras
  • On the Road, Somewhere – Algun Lugar – Dominican Republic – Dir. Guillermo Zouain
  • 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 – Dir. Patricia Velásquez
  • Voice Over – La Voz en Off – Chile – Dir. Cristina Jimenez

Documentaries

  • American DREAMers – USA – Dirs. Saray Deiseil and Jenniffer Castillo
  • Echo of the Mountain – Eco de la Montaña – Mexico – Dir. Nicolas Echeverria
  • The Hummingbird Song – USA El Canto del Colibri – Dir. Marco 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.

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Homeboy Screening August 1st at ATA- Mission Arts & Performance Project- Free

On Saturday August 1st, MAPP Mission Arts Performance Project‘s theme is “Celebrating Queer Culture en El Barrio”. We’ll screen HOMEBOY (CMSF LFF5 selection and part of The Q-Sides exhibition at Galeria de la Raza ). Dino Dinco, the documentar’s director, will be on hand as well. Thanks Artists’ Television Access for hosting.

It’s a small space so arrive early.

To be gay, Latino, and in a street gang. What’s that like? This documentary takes a close look at the lives of several former gang members from the Los Angeles area as they journey down the path of self-realization and self-acceptance in a world that seemingly at odds with a gay identity.

Homeboy
USA 56 min
Dir. Dino Dinco

Filmmaker invited.

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MEX I AM Festival Celebrating Mexico’s Creativity- Runs July 19-26

The MEX I AM Festival returns to San Francisco to showcase a wide ranging sampling of Mexico’s creativty in the arts, performance and thought leadership.  Catch a film, a concert with Natalia Lafoucarde, sculptures by Rivelino, or a performance by Isaac Hernandez – principal dancer of the English National Ballet.  Scroll down to see more about the film, music, and lectures.

Scroll down for a snapshot about the film, speaker (IDEAS) , and music events.

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The MEX I AM Festival opens with a film screening of:

GUTEN TAG RAMON (Good Day, Ramon) Sunday July 19 5pm at the Brava Theater in San Franicsco.

Free screening. Reserve your ticket. Arrive early. http://bit.ly/Ramon_CMSF

Buen día, Ramón tells the story of Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), a young man from a small northern Mexican town who has tried, unsuccessfully, to cross the US border five times. Back home he refuses to become a criminal. Instead, he decides to travel to Germany and contact a friend’s aunt but his plans go awry when he can’t find her. He struggles to survive on the streets, not properly prepared for the harsh weather and carrying practically no money, until he meets Ruth (IngeborgSchöner, 80), a retired and lonely woman. Moving beyond language barriers and prejudices, they develop an amazing friendship.

Guten Tag, Ramón cuenta la historia de Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), un joven de una ranchería del norte del país, que se niega a ser delincuente y decide buscar a la tía de un amigo en Alemania, quien le dará trabajo. Pero al llegar nunca encuentra a la tía. Sin dinero, sin papeles y sin hablar otro idioma más que el suyo, apenas sobreviviendo en las calles hasta que conoce a Ruth (IngeborgSchöner, 80), una solitaria anciana jubilada. Ella le ofrece apoyo sin hablar el mismo idioma, se comunican con mímica y dibujos. Utilizando el lenguaje universal de la amistad, ambos la entablan de una forma maravillosa.

Check out all the events details by visiting MEX I AM : http://bit.ly/MEXiAM_Events.

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MEX I AM: IDEAS

July 22 10am-1pm at the Palace of Fine Arts. Free. RSVP for ticket: http://bit.ly/IDEAScmsf

The presentations are short, to the point and easy to understand. No technical knowledge on any field is required (so no two hour mathematical conferences here). The speakers are all Mexican, and the talks will be all in English (with a sexy accent, of course).http://bit.ly/IDEAScmsf

 

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MEX I AM Concert Series at SF JAZZ CENTER

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Natalia Lafourcade

July 23 7:30PM 

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYYSo4

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Tania Libertad, a tribute to Chavela Vargas

7/25 7pm.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZBFO

La Santa Cecilia​

7/24 7:30pm

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZHgK

 

Flaco Jiménez/ Max Baca

7/26 7:30pm

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZRoh

 

Most events are free though we do encourage you to RSVP through the ticketing links. Concerts at the SF Jazz Center are ticketed and moderately priced.

For complete details about these and other events visit: http://mexiam.net/

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Short film casting call

Friend of the Cine+Mas and local filmmaker Noe Flores wants to see if you fit the bill! Auditions today and Saturday.  This is also posted as an active casting call on SFCasting.com. For more info, you can also contact Noe at noe.m.flores  (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

Here are the character breakdowns and audition info:

Angel, male, Latino, 30-40 years of age, speaks Spanish. Angel is bad dude. No smiles from this guy. Angel is from Mexico originally but has been in the US for many years now. He knows Juan (the principal role) from work, they both work at a restaurant, and has convinced Juan that you have do some illegitimate things if you want to survive as an immigrant. He’s very street savvy and will seize any opportunity to make more money at any cost. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

Nicolas, male, Latino, Teenager. Speaks spanish. Nicolas is a teenager. He is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and has been in the United States for a year. The only reason he’s here is because his older brother brought him, thinking he would have a better life in the U.S. He’s a good student but what he excels at is running. Running is what got him noticed in El Salvador. The local gangs were looking to him to join them and do some running for them when his older brother saw this and decided to bring Nicolas to the U.S. They now live in a large city in a shabby space and unsure of what the future holds. The younger you appear, the better. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

Juan, male, early to mid 20’s, Latino, speaks Spanish. Juan is an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador and has been in the U.S. for 1 year. He came to bring his little 13 brother who was close to getting involved some of the gangs in E.S. He currently works as a busboy in a restaurant but is not earning a whole lot so he sometimes dabbles in criminal activity to get by. He doesn’t like doing it and definitely doesn’t want his little brother to get involved. Juan loves his family and will do what he must for his little brother. *PLEASE NOTE IF YOU SPEAK SPANISH

The auditions are Monday, Wednesday (24 June) from 7-9:30 and Saturday (27 June) from 10am – 1pm.

What: Audition for a short film

When: Wednesday June 24 7-9:30pm & Saturday June 27 10am-1pm

Where: 925 Mission Street, San Francisco

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Jauja- Drama with Viggo Mortensen- Plays Roxie May 22-28

Cine+Mas is a community partner of the Roxie Theater. We’re happy to be screening of Jauja from Friday May 22 thru Thursday May 28.  Enter discount code “CineMas” when you purchase online. For screening times and tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1e67iOa

A sublime fantasy standing at the intersection of fairy tale and land art, Jauja expands upon the minimalism of Lisandro Alonso’s “Lonely Man Trilogy” (La Libertad, Los Muertos, Liverpool) to arrive at a radical re-imagining of the period piece. The story, co-scripted by the Argentine poet 4tband novelist Fabián Casas, concerns a Danish military engineer (Viggo Mortensen) enlisted to pacify native Patagonia in 19th-century Argentina. As he sets out on his own to find his missing 14-year-old daughter, watching over his shoulder for an insane army deserter, time slows and the period trappings and echoes of ostensibly similar forays into terra incognito (John Ford’s The Searchers, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness) melt away to reveal a most peculiar vision quest.

Strikingly filmed by Aki Kaurismäki’s longtime cinematographer Timo Salminen, Jauja distills the colors and distances of remote Patagonian landscapes with luminous clarity. Unpredictable until its final shots, Jauja continues to flirt with the imagination long after the closing credits roll. —Max Goldberg, SF International Film Festival. Written & Directed by Lisandro Alonso. Aspect Ratio – 1:133 (Academy). 2014 In Spanish and Danish with English subtitles. 108 minutes.

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Filmmakers in Conversation- Opportunity

Filmmakers talk about opportunity, risk, in their careers and in the broader context of migration.  RSVP at http://bit.ly/InspireCMSF  Free.  May 27 at 6pm  Wix Lounge in San Francisco.  Part of the LAM Inspire Speaker series.

http://bit.ly/InspireCMSF

 

 

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South American Films at the 58th San Francisco Int’l Film Festival

Cine+Mas is proud to be co-presenting these two wonderful films at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival which runs from April 23-May 7.

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Argentina/Chile/Germany/Netherlands, 2014 104 min
April 28, 8:40pm Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

April 29, 6:30pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
April 30, 1:00pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Two_Shots_Fired_01Argentine filmmaker and short story writer Martín Rejtman’s first feature in 10 years is a slyly funny low-key existential comedy for fans of films like Stranger than Paradise and Slacker. As the film’s ever-evolving story follows an intersecting group of teenage and adult characters, it upends narrative expectations about the significance of individual events and offers instead careful, amused observation of how we all get through life, one thing after the other. Directed by Martin Rejtman. Cast includes: Rafael Federman, Susana Pampín, Benjamín Coehlo

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58tsf

EL CORDERO
Chile, 2014 90 min
May 1, 9:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
May 3, 8:30pm Pacific FIlm Archive
May 7, 8:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

El_Cordero_02Domingo is a devoted family man and Christian missionary gliding through a dutifully modest if unexceptional life. He’d happily keep it that way, too, but for the fact that a fatal accident leaves him, disturbingly, without a sense of guilt. Shot through with a subtle, sardonic humor and beautifully acted, this exceptional feature debut is an engrossing dramatic thriller reverberating with deeper questions about our innermost natures and our ties to one another. Directed by Juan Francisco Olea. Cast includes: Daniel Muñoz, Trinidad González, Roberto Farías.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58elc

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11th CubaCaribe Fest April 9-26

The 11th CubaCaribe Festival celebrates the music and dance of Cuba and the Caribbean in a festival with events that include performance, film, lectures and workshops. Local and visiting artists share their art with audiences across the Bay Area. Events in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Film Screening: “Dancing The Drum”
April 9
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, SF
Thursday @ 7pm
Tickets: $10 online, $12 door

Week 1: African Souls – Cuba & Brasil
April 10 – 12:
ODC Theater, 3153 17th St, SF
Friday-Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $25 online; $28 door;

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April 12:
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
Saturday 4 – 7pm
$5 Suggested Donation at the door

Lecture: De Curros a Especuladores: Black to the Future in Cuba
April 16
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, SF
Thursday @ 7pm
Tickets: $10 online, $12 door

Week 2: Soul Caribe
April 17 – 19:
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, SF
Friday-Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $22 online; $24 door;

Week 3: Alma
April 24 – 26:
Laney College Theater, 900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Thursday – Saturday @ 8 pm; Sunday @ 7 pm
Tickets: $25 online; $28 door

For ticket and other information go to CubaCaribe.org.  http://bit.ly/1HQKkUf

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Call for Entries- CMSF Latino Film Festival 7! Deadline May 25

The call for entries is now open. Would you like us to consider your film? Submit!  Shorts, features, docs or fiction films- all welcome. http://bit.ly/CMSFLFF7  Free until March 20th. Low fee otherwise. For more information, call or email us at  <<programming ( a t ) SF Latino FilmFestival.com >>

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#TBT Gitanos de Buenos Aires Doc – View it here

This fascinating documentary from Argentina screened during SFLFF 2010. Directed by Xavier Villaverde and Regina Alvarez. You can view it in its entirety here:

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