Homeboy Screening August 1st at ATA- Mission Arts & Performance Project- Free

On Saturday August 1st, MAPP Mission Arts Performance Project‘s theme is “Celebrating Queer Culture en El Barrio”. We’ll screen HOMEBOY (CMSF LFF5 selection and part of The Q-Sides exhibition at Galeria de la Raza ). Dino Dinco, the documentar’s director, will be on hand as well. Thanks Artists’ Television Access for hosting.

It’s a small space so arrive early.

To be gay, Latino, and in a street gang. What’s that like? This documentary takes a close look at the lives of several former gang members from the Los Angeles area as they journey down the path of self-realization and self-acceptance in a world that seemingly at odds with a gay identity.

Homeboy
USA 56 min
Dir. Dino Dinco

Filmmaker invited.

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MEX I AM Festival Celebrating Mexico’s Creativity- Runs July 19-26

The MEX I AM Festival returns to San Francisco to showcase a wide ranging sampling of Mexico’s creativty in the arts, performance and thought leadership.  Catch a film, a concert with Natalia Lafoucarde, sculptures by Rivelino, or a performance by Isaac Hernandez – principal dancer of the English National Ballet.  Scroll down to see more about the film, music, and lectures.

Scroll down for a snapshot about the film, speaker (IDEAS) , and music events.

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The MEX I AM Festival opens with a film screening of:

GUTEN TAG RAMON (Good Day, Ramon) Sunday July 19 5pm at the Brava Theater in San Franicsco.

Free screening. Reserve your ticket. Arrive early. http://bit.ly/Ramon_CMSF

Buen día, Ramón tells the story of Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), a young man from a small northern Mexican town who has tried, unsuccessfully, to cross the US border five times. Back home he refuses to become a criminal. Instead, he decides to travel to Germany and contact a friend’s aunt but his plans go awry when he can’t find her. He struggles to survive on the streets, not properly prepared for the harsh weather and carrying practically no money, until he meets Ruth (IngeborgSchöner, 80), a retired and lonely woman. Moving beyond language barriers and prejudices, they develop an amazing friendship.

Guten Tag, Ramón cuenta la historia de Ramón (Kristyan Ferrer, 18), un joven de una ranchería del norte del país, que se niega a ser delincuente y decide buscar a la tía de un amigo en Alemania, quien le dará trabajo. Pero al llegar nunca encuentra a la tía. Sin dinero, sin papeles y sin hablar otro idioma más que el suyo, apenas sobreviviendo en las calles hasta que conoce a Ruth (IngeborgSchöner, 80), una solitaria anciana jubilada. Ella le ofrece apoyo sin hablar el mismo idioma, se comunican con mímica y dibujos. Utilizando el lenguaje universal de la amistad, ambos la entablan de una forma maravillosa.

Check out all the events details by visiting MEX I AM : http://bit.ly/MEXiAM_Events.

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MEX I AM: IDEAS

July 22 10am-1pm at the Palace of Fine Arts. Free. RSVP for ticket: http://bit.ly/IDEAScmsf

The presentations are short, to the point and easy to understand. No technical knowledge on any field is required (so no two hour mathematical conferences here). The speakers are all Mexican, and the talks will be all in English (with a sexy accent, of course).http://bit.ly/IDEAScmsf

 

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MEX I AM Concert Series at SF JAZZ CENTER

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Natalia Lafourcade

July 23 7:30PM 

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYYSo4

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Tania Libertad, a tribute to Chavela Vargas

7/25 7pm.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZBFO

La Santa Cecilia​

7/24 7:30pm

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZHgK

 

Flaco Jiménez/ Max Baca

7/26 7:30pm

For tickets: http://bit.ly/1IYZRoh

 

Most events are free though we do encourage you to RSVP through the ticketing links. Concerts at the SF Jazz Center are ticketed and moderately priced.

For complete details about these and other events visit: http://mexiam.net/