The fourth edition of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival takes place in September. If you’re interested in submitting a film, you can download the application here. We’re looking for recent works- shorts and features, documentaries and fiction films- by US Latino, Latin American, and Iberian (Spain/Portugal) filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to provide a platform for these filmmakers and their stories.
In several Latin American countries Valentine’s Day is referred to as “Dia de la Amistad y Amor” or “Dia de la Amistad” for short. Melding love and friendship makes it so much more inclusive irrespective of your relationship or marital status. Inspired by the theme of love, we found this ‘vintage’ video of a young and dapper Placido Domingo singing “Maria Bonita” to the said Maria- Maria Felix, the iconic film star known as La Doña. Written by her husband Agustin Lara, “Maria Bonita” went on to become a Mexican standard.
Happy Valentine’s Day! ¡Feliz día de la amistad!
Win a chance to join us at a sneak preview of CHICO & RITA, an Oscar nominated animation film directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. E-mail us your contact information by February 6 including address so we can mail you passes: programming @ sflatinofilmfestival.com The event is next Thursday February 9 in San Francisco. The film opens on February 17 in Bay Area Theaters.
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.