7 Boxes – 7 Cajas- Screening at the Roxie Feb 28-March 5

7 Boxes (7 Cajas) was an official selection of the last edition of the CMSF Latino Film Festival back in September.  We’re excited to see that it’s returning to San Francisco for a limited one-week run at the Roxie Theater starting Friday February 28.

Join us on March 5th for a drink & film viewing. Meet up at Dalva Bar next door at 5:30PM. Film starts at 7PM.  The discount code for film tickets is “CineMas” – online if you buy ahead of time or at the door on the day of this screening. Small theater. We’d advise buying ahead. Buy tickets.

Check out the trailer and read more about the film below.

Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori. With Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa & Lali Gonzalez. 2014. Paraguay. In Spanish & Guarani with English subtitles. 100 mins
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“The Fast and the Furious’ with wheelbarrows, Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid ’7 Boxes’ is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package.” – Indiewire

It’s Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy cellular phone in the infamous Mercado 4. He’s offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US$100. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.

Victor, un joven de 17 años, recibe una propuesta rara de llevar 7 cajas a un sitio en el Mercado 4- y le pagaran $100 dolares. ¿Que llevan las cajas? El no saber lo mete en situaciones complicadas.

Special screening of “Magic, Magic”, Director Sebastian Silva Q&A, February 20 7PM Clay Theater

Cine+Mas SF is co-presenting this special screening of “Magic, Magic,”, a psychological thriller directed by  Sebastián Silva  (The Maid, Old Cats). This is a part of the San Francisco Film Society’s Artist in Residence Program. Sebastián Silva will be on hand for a Q&A.

February 20, Thursday, 7PM  Buy Tickets Here
Clay Theater -2261 Fillmore (Between Clay & Sacramento in San Francisco

Magic, Magic
Directed/Written by Sebastián Silva
Chile, 2013 97 min., English language film
Cast: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustín Silva

 Trailer.

Alicia arrives in South America to vacation with her cousin, Sarah. When Sarah is suddenly called away, Alicia is stuck on a remote island off Chile with three of Sarah’s friends, including Brink, an American exchange student with a sadistic streak. Bewildered, frightened, and unable to sleep, Alicia’s reality becomes a nightmare from which there is no waking. Ancient indigenous rites, disturbing animal behavior, and captivating hypnotic trances come together in an intense exploration into the darkest corners… when the games go too far, reality unravels with astonishing and deadly consequences.

Screening of documentary “Lemon” – February 26 7PM

Cine+Mas SF is starting a monthly screening series this month starting in San Francisco but adding dates and other Bay Area locations shortly.  Subscribe to our newsletter to get announcements of upcoming screenings and special subscriber-only events.  Enter your name and email in the form on the upper-right hand side of this page.

The first film programmed in the series:

LEMON 
Thursday February 26 7PM
Artists’ Television Access
992 valencia street, San Francisco, California 94110

LEMON the Movie – Official Trailer from Dandelion Films.

Directed/Produced by Laura Brownson and Beth Levison
USA 2012 83 minutes

First time screening in San Francisco.

Three-time felon. One-time Tony award winner

In this intricately crafted documentary, LEMON follows one man’s harrowing journey to bring his life story to the stage while battling the demons from his past. Featuring a surprise turn by Spike Lee and music by Hip-hop phenoms Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Aloe Blacc.. Lemon Andersen is a pioneering poet whose words speak for a generation. But Lemon has landed back in the ‘hood, living in the projects with thirteen family members and desperate for a way out. So he turns to the only thing he has left, his pen and his past.

Filmmaker Diversity Program at HBO

HBOAccess is a new four-week program created by HBO to provide project development, master classes and mentoring opportunities to emerging, diverse filmmakers, and it’s accepting applications starting today.

The intent of the program to “identify diverse talent, provide development and mentorship, and afford participants opportunity to create short-form content for HBO,” per the premium network’s announcement. Filmmakers equipped with knowledge of cameras and scripts (and the ability to be in Los Angeles for the production period in June — housing and travel are not included) are allowed to submit one narrative directing sample (either a full-length feature, short or webisode).

Four filmmakers will be chosen from the submissions, and each will be paired with a mentor (an HBO development executive), provided with creative master classes and given a budget to create short-form content for HBO. At the end of the four-week process, each project will be considered for production as a 10-15 minute film or webisode series to air on various HBO platforms including, but not limited to, HBO Go, HBO, HBO’s YouTube channel, HBO.com film festivals, charity screenings and other outlets.

“We are thrilled to present this opportunity to filmmakers who might not otherwise find their way through our doors,” said Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming. “I believe this undertaking will serve as a valuable experience not only for those who are chosen to participate, but for us at HBO as well.”

 

The timeline for submissions is as follows:

Feb. 3, 2014 – Application process opens at withoutabox.com.

March 3, 2014 – Application process closes (or on the date upon which submissions reach the cap of 500 applicants, whichever comes first).

March 2014 – 20 candidates will be chosen to advance to second-round interviews (conducted in person or via Skype). Candidates will be expected to discuss their project in detail. Additionally, candidates must own and assign to HBO all rights necessary to develop and produce their idea.

May 8, 2014 – Four finalists are notified.

June 3, 2014 to June 26, 2014 – HBOAccess™ program is held in Los Angeles.

 

HBO’s definition of “diverse” includes those who identify as Asian Pacific American, Sub-Continent Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.

Source: Indiewire