Latino Comics Expo at the Cartoon Museum Jun 1-2

LatinoComicExpoSFThe Latino Comics Expo takes place on June 1 & 2 at the Cartoon Museum in San Francisco. Now in its third season, this event has something for enthusiasts and artists alike.

Meet the artists, look at comics, see the art work at the museum, sit in on a panel discussion- see the other exhibitions at the museum. Visit LatinoComicsExpo for more detailed program information.

Exhibitors include:

The Expo runs from 11am-5pm. Attendance is included with paid admission to the Museum.

$7 – Adults
$5 – Students & Seniors
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12)
FREE to children age 5 & under.

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SF Carnaval May 25-26 -Memorial Day Weekend

Come out to San Francisco’s Mission District to enjoy a long standing tradition: Carnaval! The festival takes place on Harrison between 16th & 24th Streets. It opens at 10AM-6PM each day. Live music, vendors, crafts, art, etc. Performances by Candelaria, Blanca Sandoval, Bayonics. On Sunday you can watch the parade of colorful floats, bands and dance troupes march by. Many of the dance troupes have been practicing for weeks in preparation.

Check out the guide: http://bit.ly/13Q1GegCarnaval_2013_Flyer-Front

Escaramuza & Elena at SF Doc Fest, Co-Presenting

We’re happy to be co-presenting these two films at SF Doc Fest– which runs from June 6-23 in San Francisco and Santa Cruz.

Elena- Brazil- Dir. Petra Costa 2012 87 Minutes

Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York to become a movie actress. She leaves behind her childhood and years of the military dictatorship. She also leaves Petra, her 7-year-old sister. Two decades later, Petra also an aspiring actress, goes to New York searching for her. She hopes to find her walking in the streets. Gradually, the features of the two sisters are confused. When Petra finally finds Elena in an unexpected place, she has to learn to let her go.

Balboa Theater/SF  6/7 9PM
Roxie Theater/SF    6/9 7PM & 6/10 9PM
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Escaramuza: Riding From the Heart- USA- Dir. Bill Yahraus 2012 89 Minutes 

Every weekend, at rodeos from Illinois to California, teams of young Mexican-American women, escaramuzas charras, climb onto sidesaddles and weave their galloping horses through high-speed ballets, as heartstopping as the revolutionary-era skirmishes for which they’re named. The documentary follows one such team, Las Azaleas, on their quest to represent California and the United States at the National Charro Championships in Mexico, where to be Charro is to be Mexican.  

Roxie Theater/SF 6/9 5PM &  6/20 7PM
Rio Theater-Santa Cruz 6/22 5PM
Buy tickets.

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Eduardo Galeano- Talk & Book Signing- May 21- Oakland

An Evening with EDUARDO GALEANO

“Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History”
Hosted by Miguel Guerrero
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm

In 2010, we had a wonderful documentary that a few of you had a chance to see “Eyes Wide Open, A Voyage of South America Today”. The filmmaker, Gonzalo Arijon, was inspired by his countryman’s book The Open Veins of Latin America, a groundbreaking work by author Eduardo Galeano. This is the same book that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez presented to President Barack Obama when they first met.

One of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, Eduardo Galeano is the author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, Walking Words, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, Mirrors, and many other works. Born in Montevideo in 1940, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for many years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical music composers from all over the world. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Americas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.  His admirers include Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez.  Eduardo is a man of truly progressive principles.

Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland- 2501 Harrison Street at 27th St., Oakland

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/371186

La Salsa Cubana – DVD Release Party- May 30 – Mission Cultural Center


La Salsa Cubana was an audience favorite at the 2011 Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival.  We encourage you to come out for the DVD Release party taking place at the Mission Cultural Center on Thursday May 30 at 7:30 PM.

LaSalsaCubanaDVDDirector Eric Joseph Johnson will be in attendance. The celebration will include music, dancing, and performances- in short, you’ll get a taste of casino live!

La Salsa Cubana is the first film to explore Cuban salsa, known as casino, since it appeared in Havana social clubs in the 1950s. With a soundtrack that features Cuba’s all-time greatest musical legends, it follows a dance group from the Guanabacoa neighborhood as they strive against all odds to win the national dance competition.

Screening and Party $13  CLICK HERE http://bit.ly/18QBJ3M or at the Mission Cultural Center Box Office.

If you can’t make it to the screening you can purchase the film online at Amazon, iTunes, and other online retailers.

 

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Call for Entries Extended – June 7

Cine+Mas SF has extended the call for entries. The deadline is May 17 June 7.  Shorts, features, documentaries, or narrative fiction- all welcome.  The Festival includes films from the US, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal.

eMail us or call if you have any questions or requests (fee waiver?).

For full details and the form click here: http://bit.ly/2013Entries

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Cine+Más SF ha extendido la convocatoria. La fecha límite es el 17 de mayo 7 de junio. Cortometrajes, largometrajes, documentales o narrativas de ficción todos bienvenidos. El Festival incluye películas de los EE.UU., América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal.

Envíenos un correo electrónico o llame si  tiene cualquier duda o petición (¿exención de cuotas?).

Para más detalles y la ficha de inscripción haga clic aquí: http://bit.ly/2013Entries

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Presentation of Mexican Film “Post Tenebras Lux” May 29 -June 2

Cine+Mas SF is proud to be co-presenting this film with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The new film by maverick Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas is his most personal and challenging work to date. Post Tenebras Lux (“After darkness, light” in Latin) is a disorienting, kaleidoscopic, and visually stunning vision of a family torn between compassion and violence. It completely divided audiences at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where Reygadas was awarded Best Director. (2012, 120 min, DCP)

May 30, 2013 7:30pm
May 31, 2013 7:30pm
Jun 1, 2013 7:30pm
Jun 2, 2013 2:00pm
Jun 2, 2013 4:30pm

 Screening Room
$10 regular/$8 YBCA member, senior, student, teacher

 

 

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