Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle is a documentary about the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a Mexican-American journalist who was killed by a law enforcement agent during a National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970. Salazar was a very accomplished reporter, correspondent and columnist at the Los Angeles Times. The documentary is directed by Phillip Rodriguez (Brown is the New Green) and will be aired on PBS stations across the country. Check local TV listings. April 29-May 1.
The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival takes place from April 24 to May 8. We’re excited to co-present a couple of fantastic selections – Bad Hair / Pelo Malo and All About the Feathers/ Por Las Plumas.
All About the Feathers at SF International Film Festival
April 25, 6:30 at BAM/PFA; April 27, 8:45 and April 29, 6:15 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema
The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival co-presents All About the Feathers. Neto Villalobos’s debut feature details the unconventional relationship between an impoverished security guard and the newly acquired fighting cock that he struggles to care for. Anchored by the stellar performances of a mostly non professional cast, this quixotic Costa Rican comedy is both slyly absurdist and quietly observational. Tickets available at festival.sffs.org.
Bad Hair at SF International Film Festival
May 1, 9:15 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema; May 4, 6:15 at New People Cinema; and May 7, 6:30 at BAM/PFA
The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival co-presents Bad Hair. A 10-year-old boy’s desire to straighten his kinky hair causes outsized conflict with his unemployed, harassed single mother in Mariana Rondon’s Caracas-set drama. Unexpected issues related to Venezuela’s volatile economic situation and the young boy’s incipient homosexuality form the core of this finely acted, deceptively small-scaled story. Tickets available at festival.sffs.org.