Cine+Mas SF co-presenting Latin American Films at 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

The 38th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival runs from June 19 to June 29 with screenings, parties, and special events taking place in San Francisco and Berkeley over 11 days.

Cine+Mas SF is proud to be co-presenting several selections from Latin America.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday May 30th.

Bad Hair/ Pelo Malo  Dir. Mariana Rondón, Venezuela, 2013
Saturday, June 21, 1:30 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets:  http://bit.ly/BadHairFrameline

BadHair_FramelineYoung Junior’s obsessive quest for a luxuriant head of silky, straight hair threatens to compromise the already desperately pinched existence he shares with his unsympathetic mother and infant brother in Caracas. This powerful, disquieting story of longing and unrelenting hardship is sweetly balanced with discerning compassion and moments of simple tenderness.

Everybody’s Got Somebody… But Me/Todo Mundo Tiene A Alguien Menos Yo
Dir.Raul Fuentes, Mexico, 2012
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 PM Roxie Theater – Tickets: http://bit.ly/EverybodyFrameline

EverybodysGotSomeoneButMeThe dynamics of a passionate love affair between a shy, snobbish middle-aged woman and a brazen, vivacious teenage girl change suddenly and artfully in Raúl Fuentes’s feature film debut, with a unique narrative style, seductive black-and-white cinematography, and an eclectic soundtrack.

 

Holiday/ Dia Feriado
Dir. Diego Araujo, Ecuador, 2013
Thursday, June 19, 10:00 PM &  Monday June 23, 1PM Castro Theatre – Tickets: http://bit.ly/HolidayFrameline

Holiday

Against the 1999 collapse of Ecuador’s banking system in the wake of a corruption scandal, doe-eyed, sensitive Juampi feels his own world turn upside down when he meets leather-clad Juano, an indigenous Quechua, during a holiday visit to the Andes.

 

Visit Frameline.org for complete schedule, film and ticketing details.

 

 

Latin American Stories at SF DocFest; Co-Presenting The Engineer

The 13th San Francisco DocFest runs from  June 5th to 19th with screenings, panels and events in San Francisco and Oakland.  Cine+Mas SF is co-presenting THE ENGINEER, a biographical film that profiles a criminologist in El Salvador who has dedicated his life  life to finding the missing children, casualties of the ongoing brutal gang violence that’s plagued the country for years. For tickets:  http://bit.ly/1jo6GT8

THE ENGINEER
El Salvador/Guatemala/UK-  Directors Juan Luis Passarelli and Matthew Charles
Roxie Theater Sat Jun 7 9:15PM / Thu, Jun 12 9:15 PM
For tickets: http://bit.ly/1jo6GT8
“Israel Ticas is the only criminologist working in one of Latin America’s most dangerous countries, El Salvador. He has made it his mission to find the hundreds of missing teenagers who have fallen victim to the country’s brutal gang conflict. He travels from one crime scene to another, always in danger of becoming a victim himself. The filmmakers hold nothing back showing us the grim and graphic realities of his work and his devotion to finding all those lost.” – JM/SFDocFest

OF KITES AND BORDERS/De Cometas y Fronteras
Spain/Mexico- Dir. Yolanda Pividal
Roxie TheatreSun, Jun 8 2:30 PM
For tickets/trailer: http://bit.ly/1ngkccK

“Through the eyes of four working children in the city of Tijuana, we see the daily struggles of children living on the US-Mexico border. Eddie is a teen who smuggles immigrants into the United States, Carmela is a nine-year old who works in the city dump and dreams about going to school. And brothers Adrián and Fernando don wrestling masks to perform matches at busy intersections in order to support their family. Screens with Life on the Line.” – JM/SFDocFest

Bronx Obama
USA – Dir. Ryan Murdock
Roxie Theatre Sun, Jun 8 7PM – Jun 11 9:15PM
Oakland School for the Arts Sat, Jun 14 5PM
Tickets/Trailer: http://bit.ly/1nfIAex
“When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the ‘look of a lifetime’ and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.” – JM/SFDocFest

For full program details visit SFIndie.com

Who is Dayani Cristal? – Screening only if you get your tickets this week

Who Is Dayani Cristal? will screen in San Francisco and Berkeley for one showing only if you buy your tickets this week. Visit the links to buy tickets and learn more about the documentary.

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The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. San Francisco

June 4th 7:30PM at Opera Plaza Cinemas – San Francisco Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1vN9SNn
June 9th 7:30PM at Berkeley 7 – Berkeley                 Tickets:  http://bit.ly/1vNc8UN Postponed. Stay tuned.

CMSF Monthly Screening: Delusions of Grandeur – June 12 Thursday at ATA

Join us for an encore screening of  Delusions of Grandeur (5th CMSF Latino Film Festival) on June 12 at Artists’ Television Access 7:15PM.

Buy your tickets online at http://bit.ly/1rPFQpk or call 1-800-838-3006. We suggest getting tickets ahead of time. It’s a small venue.

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Directed by Iris Almaraz & Gustavo Ramos.

San Francisco is known as the home of progressive liberals and the free-spirited; so it only makes sense that after quitting her depression medication, Lulu, a voluptuous, rebellious, grungy girl moves tere to live with her transgender fairy godmother, Illusion. Bored by her job at a local coffee shop, Lulu leaves no stone unturned when it comes to her sexual lust. Meanwhile, Illusion searches for someone to love and Lulu’s friend Mario turns on her intrigue for living outside the box. With its avant-garde perspective, Delusions of Grandeur is a bright and colorful presentation of the struggle from adolescence into adulthood. Enjoy this local spin on the coming-of-age tale for a new generation.

Familiar sights in San Francisco. Cameo by nightlife icon Juanita More!