The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival runs from April 21 to May 5. The festival has a diverse program of film screenings, parties, and special events with guest filmmakers from around the world. Cine+Mas SF is proud co-presenter of the following programs.
From Afar Director
Director Lorenzo Vigas, Venezuela/Mexico, 93 min
Wednesday • April 27 • 8:50 PM •BAMPFA
Friday • April 29 • 9:15 PM • Roxie Theater
For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF59Afar
Film still: From Afar
When a middle-aged single man, who cruises his Caracas neighborhood for rough trade, takes a tough young boy into his home, a gritty exploration ensues as these two angry men negotiate a relationship that resides somewhere between lover and friend and a paternal father/son dynamic. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Lorenzo Vigas’s debut feature is a tour-de-force exploration of a relationship’s darker side.
Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal, Mexico, 2015, 96 min
Sunday • April 24 • 9:45 PM • Alamo Drafthouse
Monday • April 25 • 6:15 PM • Alamo Drafthouse
For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF59LB
Film still: Leafblower
Lost house keys prompt a hunt through massive piles of leaves in first-time writer/director Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal’s funny and appealing celebration of male teenage friendship. Unfolding over the course of a single afternoon and featuring a talented ensemble of newcomers, this charming, easygoing comedy-drama weaves a complex and unexpected story around a small, everyday incident.
For full festival details visit SFFS.org .