Raices Profundas-SF International Arts Festival 2012

As one of the Cine+Mas SF/San Francisco Latino Film Festival family, we are pleased to inform you that you are entitled to special discount tickets for the programs at the ninth annual San Francisco International Arts Festival. This year the Festival will feature artists from 10 different countries including the much anticipated U.S. debut of Raices Profundas from CUBA, May 2 – May 6th. For more info see below:

Led by revered Educator/Choreographer Juan de Dios Ramos Morejon, Raices Profundas follows the dynamic history of Cuba’s music and dance genres, starting with the colorful Afro-Cuban tradition, including Palo Monte and the fiery Orisha dances of the Yoruba pantheon (Elegua, Oshun, Ogun, Chango and Yemaya). The show also features Cuba’s popular music and dance styles such as Chankletas, Son, Cha Cha Cha and contemporary Cuban Salsa.

Your discount code is CUBA12. This code will give you $5 off per ticket from the regular advance price of Raices Profundas as well as most of the Festival’s programs taking place at the Marines Memorial Theatre. Click here to get tickets.

To take advantage of this discount offer: Enter in the promotional code box CUBA12 where indicated on the ticket order page online or ask for the CUBA 12 code by phone (415-771-6900). Please note that $2 handling fee will still apply per ticket unless you go to the Marines Memorial Box Office (609 Sutter Street) and purchase the ticket onsite. The discount code applies only for advance purchases and cannot be used in combination with other discounts. You must enter the promotional code BEFORE you complete your transaction. If you have any questions, please call the box office at 415-771-6900. We look forward to seeing you!

Die Standing & All She Can – SF International Women’s Film Festival

Cine+Mas SF is excited to co-present two films in the upcoming San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival which runs from April 13-15th.

MORIR DE PIE- DIE STANDING UP  This film idirected by Jacaranda Correa comes from  Mexico. This is the inspiring story of Irina Layewska, a tireless fighter and advocate for personal freedoms, fighting for progressive causes. Having idolized Che Guevara, Irina fought in the Cuban solidarity movement. When faced with a fatal illness, Irina decides to undertake a personal revolution, to welcome the woman he has always had inside him. It’s also the love story of Irina and lifelong partner Nelida.

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ALL SHE CAN is a film directed by Amy Wendel from the US.  In a small south Texas town, there aren’t many career options for young people besides oil rigs, the military, or fast-food restaurants. Luz Garcia, a fiery high-school athlete, is determined to forge a different future; she’s gained admission to the University of Texas at Austin. The problem is she can’t afford to go. With her one shot at a scholarship riding on the state powerlifting championship, she sees no choice but to bend the rules to ensure her victory. Although Luz’s rashness and frustration land her in increasingly hotter water, they also fuel her with courage and empowerment.

Rarely do we see a female protagonist with such agency, intelligence, and flawed humanity, and the experience is enormously satisfying. With lush naturalism, Benavides Born nimbly portrays the textured world of an America seldom explored onscreen: a place where multifaceted, third-generation Mexican-American characters, conscious of obstacles and opportunities, fight to shape their own lives.

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