Films from Mexico, Spain at 18th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 11-25

Cine+Mas SF is proud to co-present the following films at SF Indie Fest. Click on the links for ticketing details. For full program including parties and special events visit: SFIndie.com.
THE INCIDENT (El Incidente)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2014 Mexico
Fri Feb 19, 715p Alamo
Isaac Ezban double-shot: Two parallel stories follow two sets of characters trapped in illogically infinite spaces. A detective and two brothers climb an apartment staircase, only to find it looping back below only a few stories up. A family drives an endless road, passing the same signs and gas stations over and over again. In each reality, victims must choose to break their pattern or make peace with their new reality. The first feature from a bold new talent, Isaac Ezban.C
THE SIMILARS (Los Parecidos)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2015 Mexico
Sat Feb 20, 715p Alamo

Isaac Ezban double-shot: On a rainy night in 1968, the eve of a student revolt in Mexico City, eight characters find themselves trapped in a bus station. As the evening progresses, they find they share more than just a temporary prison. A dazzling homage to The Twilight Zone, director Ezban weaves his influences together into something fresh and shocking, and yet disturbingly familiar. To even write another sentence robs the audience of experiencing the descent into darkness The Similars offers.

 

LLUC SKY WALKER

Dir. Jaume Fargas, 2015 Spain 73 min
Sun Feb 14, 915p; Sun Feb 21, 915p Roxie Theater
Lluc is a gray and bitter man. Friendless and fine with that, he goes out of his way to spread his personally misery around. Until the day his doctor tells him he has three weeks to live and he starts planning his own funeral. In the hopes of drawing an audience for the funeral, he befriends his neighbors and finally discovers some joys in life. This dark comedy frequently references a certain space saga in telling a tale of redemption.

The Golden Dream-La Jaula de Oro / Opens Jan 29-Feb 4 Roxie Theater Theater

Cine Mas SF is pleased to be copresenting The Golden Dream/ La Jaula de Oro at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco! Runs Friday January 29 through Thursday February 4. Click here times & to purchase tickets. Most screenings at 7pm.la-jaula-de-oro

La Jaula de Oro is a road movie and more about teenage Guatemalan migrants and their journey to the U.S. Filmed in Mexico & Guatemala. Directed by Diego Quemada-
Diez.

Juan, Sara and Samuel, all 15 years old, flee from Guatemala towards the USA. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil indian who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They all believe they will find a better world beyond the USA-Mexico border but they run into a harsh reality.

With over 80 awards, including for Best Film and Best Director at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, and for Best New Director at the Chicago Film Festival, La Jaula de Oro became the most internationally awarded Mexican film in history. The film swept the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards–Mexico’s national cinema honors–receiving nine awards including for Best Picture, Debut Feature, Original Screenplay, Actor (Brandon López) and supporting actor (Rodolfo Domínguez). The young ensemble cast was honored with the Un Certain Talent Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Juan, Sara y Samuel, 15 años, huyen de Guatemala para intentar llegar a Estados Unidos. Durante su paso por México, conocen a Chauk, un indígena tzotzil que no habla español y viaja sin papeles. Los adolescentes aspiran a un mundo mejor más allá de las fronteras mexicanas, pero muy pronto van a enfrentarse a una realidad muy distinta.

Jauja- Drama with Viggo Mortensen- Plays Roxie May 22-28

Cine+Mas is a community partner of the Roxie Theater. We’re happy to be screening of Jauja from Friday May 22 thru Thursday May 28.  Enter discount code “CineMas” when you purchase online. For screening times and tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1e67iOa

A sublime fantasy standing at the intersection of fairy tale and land art, Jauja expands upon the minimalism of Lisandro Alonso’s “Lonely Man Trilogy” (La Libertad, Los Muertos, Liverpool) to arrive at a radical re-imagining of the period piece. The story, co-scripted by the Argentine poet 4tband novelist Fabián Casas, concerns a Danish military engineer (Viggo Mortensen) enlisted to pacify native Patagonia in 19th-century Argentina. As he sets out on his own to find his missing 14-year-old daughter, watching over his shoulder for an insane army deserter, time slows and the period trappings and echoes of ostensibly similar forays into terra incognito (John Ford’s The Searchers, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness) melt away to reveal a most peculiar vision quest.

Strikingly filmed by Aki Kaurismäki’s longtime cinematographer Timo Salminen, Jauja distills the colors and distances of remote Patagonian landscapes with luminous clarity. Unpredictable until its final shots, Jauja continues to flirt with the imagination long after the closing credits roll. —Max Goldberg, SF International Film Festival. Written & Directed by Lisandro Alonso. Aspect Ratio – 1:133 (Academy). 2014 In Spanish and Danish with English subtitles. 108 minutes.

South American Films at the 58th San Francisco Int’l Film Festival

Cine+Mas is proud to be co-presenting these two wonderful films at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival which runs from April 23-May 7.

TWO SHOTS FIRED (Dos Disparos)
Argentina/Chile/Germany/Netherlands, 2014 104 min
April 28, 8:40pm Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

April 29, 6:30pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
April 30, 1:00pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Two_Shots_Fired_01Argentine filmmaker and short story writer Martín Rejtman’s first feature in 10 years is a slyly funny low-key existential comedy for fans of films like Stranger than Paradise and Slacker. As the film’s ever-evolving story follows an intersecting group of teenage and adult characters, it upends narrative expectations about the significance of individual events and offers instead careful, amused observation of how we all get through life, one thing after the other. Directed by Martin Rejtman. Cast includes: Rafael Federman, Susana Pampín, Benjamín Coehlo

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58tsf

EL CORDERO
Chile, 2014 90 min
May 1, 9:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
May 3, 8:30pm Pacific FIlm Archive
May 7, 8:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

El_Cordero_02Domingo is a devoted family man and Christian missionary gliding through a dutifully modest if unexceptional life. He’d happily keep it that way, too, but for the fact that a fatal accident leaves him, disturbingly, without a sense of guilt. Shot through with a subtle, sardonic humor and beautifully acted, this exceptional feature debut is an engrossing dramatic thriller reverberating with deeper questions about our innermost natures and our ties to one another. Directed by Juan Francisco Olea. Cast includes: Daniel Muñoz, Trinidad González, Roberto Farías.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58elc

Bigas Luna Tribute at the Roxie March 6-8

A special treat for cinephiles- a tribute to Bigas Luna!  Cine+Mas is happy to be a community partner. Get your tickets in advance. Use the promo code: LUNA25 for a discount.

March 6, 7:00pm Jamon Jamón “Ham, Ham”

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A modern classic of Spanish cinema starring Javier Bardem, Jordi Mollà and, in her debut film, Penélope Cruz, Jamón Jamón is seared into cinema history as much for its image of Cruz taking shelter from a storm under a testicle she has ripped from a giant billboard bull, as for rival lovers Bardem and Mollà squaring off, each armed with legs cured ham. An allegory for Spain itself, Luna engages in intricate word play while rhapsodically juxtaposing the new and the old and food and erotic desire. Directed by Bigas Luna, 95min., 1992, Spain

March 7, 7:00pm Huevos de Oro “Golden Balls”

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Benito González works construction in Melilla and dreams big – of building the tallest building in Benidorm, a great phallic symbol of power, González Towers. Over several years, we see Benito’s rise and fall, much like the construction of his tower. Through force of personality, he puts the financing together, taking advantage of women who love him – Claudia, a model who wants to be a star, and Marta, the US educated daughter of a banker whose loan Beni- to needs. Can his force of personality – his huevos de oro – compensate for shoddy building materials, no permits, and undercapitalization? Nature may have her own power and surpri- ses in store for Benito. Directed by Bigas Luna, 95mins, Spain, 1993.

March 7, 9:30pm La Teta y la Luna “The Tit and the Moon”

The Tit and the Moon_BigasLunaBeautiful, playful, innocent, funny, endearing. Nine-year-old Tete (Duran) has a problem any older brother can relate to; the family’s new arrival has replaced him at his mother’s breast. He must invoke the moon for a new tit to call his own. Cue the entrance of Estrellita, an imposing Gallic cabaret performer. However, adolescent Miquel already has his eyes on Estrellita, while the lady herself seems sweet on her stage partner, Maurice, never mind his impotence. The director sets up symbolic oppositions between the relative youth and sexual experience of the various males, and even the French, Spanish and Catalan speaking participants in the drama – the whole affair being unified by the image of the breast suckling one and all. It is a paean to a Mediterranean culture. Directed by Bigas Luna, 90min., Spain, 1994

March 8, 7:00pm Angustia “Anguish”

Anguish_BigasLunaAfter being hypnotized by his bizarre mother, a man goes on a brutal killing spree complete with telepathic commands from mom to carve the eyeballs from his victims. But just when you think you’ve seen it all, comes the most shocking twist imaginable.

Zelda Rubinstein (POLTERGEIST, SOUTHLAND TALES) and Oscar nominee Michael Ler- ner (BARTON FINK, MANIAC COP 2) star in one of the most acclaimed and unconventional horror films of the ‘80s. You won’t believe your eyes as controversial Spanish writer/direc- tor Bigas Luna, known primarily for his ‘art house films’ like JAMON, JAMON, creates an otherworldly twist of reality in the William Castle tradition. Directed by Bigas Luna, 89min., Spain, 1987.

*All titles are Original Spanish version with English subtitles.
CMSF Latino Film Fest followers can enter promo code LUNA25 for a discount.

New Waves in Mexican Cinema Series at YBCA Starts December 4

Cine+Mas SF is a community partner in presenting NEW WAVES IN MEXICAN CINEMA. Don’t miss these truly amazing works.

http://bit.ly/1ATO4Uw

It’s a new day for Mexican cinema, which is exploding with energy and talent. This four-part series showcases contemporary films from young, up-and-coming directors for a brief but fascinating look at Mexico and Mexican cinema today.

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We Are Mari Pepa (Somos Mari Pepa)
by Samuel Kishi Leopo
Dec 4 & 6, 7:30 PM; Dec 7, 2 PM

(CMSF6 Selection- Somos Mari Pepa)

The Searches (Las búsquedas)
by José Luis Valle
Dec 11, 7:30 PM; Dec 14, 2 PM

The Empty Hours (Las horas muertas)
by Aarón Fernández
Dec 13, 7:30 PM; Dec 14, 3:45 PM

The Naked Room (El cuarto desnudo)
by Nuria Ibáñez
Dec 18, 7:30 PM; Dec 21, 2 PM

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Love Procession & Art Exhibition Starts December 7

On December 8th 1940 in a San Francisco City Hall court room Frida Kahlo married Diego Rivera for the second time. After the nuptials, Diego returned to his painting and Frida, being of ill health, returned to her room at the Hamilton Hotel…they never celebrated their re-union!

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Join Fiestas Fridas San Francisco, Cine+Mas SF, Pig and Pie and La Calle 24 as we celebrate:

The 74th Anniversary of the Second Wedding Love Procession and FRIDArte Exhibit Show Opening

Sunday December 7th from 3 to 6 pm

Love Procession

3:00 pm Meet at 24th street Bart Station Plaza.

3:30 pm The Procession begins down 24th street heading to Pig & Pie.

What to Wear to a Frida and Diego Love procession?
*Flowers in your hair
*Overalls with paint
*Traditional Mexican clothing
*Bridesmaid’s dresses
*Since we’re redoing a celebration from 1940, feel free to come in your best 1940’s duds…maybe even a zoot suit!
*Comfortable shoes, although the walk is only a few blocks.

What to Bring to a love procession?
*Any kind of noise makers: rattles, drums, harmonicas, etc.
*Lots of Bubbles
*Umbrellas in case of rain

FRIDArte Exhibit and Art Opening

4 pm- 6pm Pig & Pie (Discolandia) 2962 24th Street

Featuring FRIDArte by

Eyauuk
Ana Bick
Gaby Rico
Ruby Avila
Jessie Marie
Alana Flores
Phoenix Rose
Laura Salazar
Monica Ramirez Art
Caitlin Woodstock
Hanne-Lori Eggeman
Debanjana Bhattacharjee

and YOU in a community pARTicipation work by
Diego Guttierez Monterubio

This community event is free, donations are welcome but not necessary.

For more information please like our facebook page or email fiestasfridasexhibits@gmail.com

Que viva la Frida!
Que viva el amor!
Que viva el arte!

El 8 de diciembre de 1940 en una sala de tribunal de la alcaldia de San Francisco, Frida Kahlo se caso con Diego Rivera por segunda vez. Después de la boda , Diego volvió a sus murales y Frida, por estar de mal salud, regresó a su habitación en el Hotel Hamilton. Nunca celebraron su re-union.

Unanse con Fiestas Fridas San Francisco , Cine + Mas SF , Pig & Pie y La Calle 24 en la celebracion del 74º aniversario de la segunda boda con una procesión de amor y una exposicion de FRIDArte.

Domingo 07 de diciembre del 15:00 a 18:00

Procesión de Amor
15:00 Encuentro en la Plaza de Bart en la calle 24
15:30 La procesión comienza bajando la calle 24 con dirección a Pig & Pie.

Qué ponerse para una procession de amor?
* Flores en su pelo
* Guardapolvos/Overalles con pintura
* Ropa tradicional mexicana
* Vestidos de dama de honor
* Ya que estamos haciendo de nuevo una celebración de 1940, no duden en venir vestidos de ropa de 1940…tal vez incluso un traje Zoot!
* Zapatos cómodos , aunque el paseo es de pocas cuadras.

Lo que debe traer a una procesión de amor?
* Cualquier tipo de fabricantes de ruido: sonajeros, tambores, armónicas, maracas, etc.
* Muchas burbujas
* Paraguas en caso de lluvia

FRIDArte exposicion y Apertura de Arte 16:00 a 18:00

16:00 a 18:00 pm- Pig & Pie ( Discolandia ) 2962 calle 24

Con FRIDArte por
Eyauuk
Ana Bick
Gaby Rico
Rubí Ávila
Jessie Marie
Alana Flores
Phoenix Rose
Laura Salazar
Mónica Ramírez
Caitlin Woodstock
Hanne – Lori Eggeman
Debanjana Bhattacharjee

y tú en una obra de participación comunitaria por
Diego Gutiérrez Monterubio

Para obtener más información, visiten nuestra página de facebook o por correo electrónico fiestasfridasexhibits@gmail.com

Que viva la Frida
Que viva el amor
Que viva el arte
Que viva Mexico

Fiestas Fridas Returns! Events, Performance, Art & Crafts

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Aside from Mexico and Paris, San Francisco was one of Frida Kahlo’s favorite places to be. She spent many days watching Diego paint commissioned murals all over the Bay Area and many days visiting her doctor, whose practice was in San Francisco. In 1931, Frida’s painting “Frieda and Diego Rivera” showed at the “Sixth Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Society of Women Artists” – the first public showing of her work. She married Diego for the second time at SF City Hall on Diego’s birthday.

Fiestas Fridas SF and Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival seek to revive the love affair between Frida and San Francisco. Our events combine art, food, and music into culturally relevant events that focus on community and Frida’s message of healing through art no matter what tragedies life throws in our path. All funds raised after expenses benefit SF LaTEENo Youth Filmmakers program, Rainbow Teen Center in Oakland and PlayNice Youth programs of the Peninsula.

Our inaugural three day event in 2013 left many wishing they didn’t have to choose between Fourth of July and Frida of July. We have resolved the dilemma by offering a month long celebration this July. Check out what we have in store.

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*This year’s Fiestas Fridas SF (he)Art! Exhbit has moved to la Calle 24. Catch our Virtual Art Exhibit running continuously from July 1st – August 10th.

*Puerto Alegre restaurant hosts Bird Levy’s legendary “Pasion de Frida” exhibit for its fifth season featuring FridArte submissions by over 32 talented Friduchos. July 1 – August 15th

 

*Our “Somos Frida (We are Frida)” Birthday Celebration/Family Day offers shopping, food, art and music. July 6th

  • Stop by our (he)Art! Exhibit Opening celebration of Frida & Mi Otro Yo, meet the artists and
  • Get your Frida PASS for only $10 We’ve got all the Frida stuff you’ve ever dreamed of and more, with over 15 vendors and artisans selling their wares and handmade FridArte at a discount to our Pass holders. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/frida-pass-early-bird-tickets-11819192523
  • We end our celebration at Alley Cat Books and Gallery for the art opening of one of SF’s prolific Friducho artists and San Francisco’s own Santos Perdidos serenading Frida on her special day. Their mix of Latino music will have you on the dance floor throwing down your moves before you can say Diego Rivera.

*JC Events, Mahlae Balenciaga and The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins curate our FriDrAg and Burlesque show at The Café in the Castro for a night of high class drag, no class debauchery and homegrown sass & burlesque. July 7th, doors open at 7, show at 9 PM http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fridrag-burlesque-show-tickets-11912569817

*The 60th Anniversary of Frida’s Death. In honor of her 47 years of life we present two films www.brownpapertickets.com

  • “The Life and Death of Frida Kahlo as told to Karen and David Crommie”-40 minutes
  • “Frida – Naturaleza Viva/Frida Still Life” -108 minutes
  • A celebration with music, food and drinks to follow the movie

*The following shops will feature Frida art, Jewelry or clothing for sale in July

  • Runway Style House. Oakland
  • Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery. San Francisco
  • Modern Times Bookstore. San Francisco
  • The Gallery (lower Haight). San Francisco
  • Everlasting Love. San Francisco
  • Niju Jewelry Store
  • Luz de Luna. San Francisco
  • Cliff’s Variety. San Francisco. Join us for the unveiling of the Castro’s Homenaje a Frida Kahlo on July 7th at 5:30 pm. Snacks, beverages and a Frida Kahlo look-a-like contest.

 

Que viva Frida!

Que viva el arte!

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.