SF LATINO FILM FESTIVAL SETS LOCATIONS, SEEKS COLLABORATORS

The SF Latino Film Festival is gearing up for its 8th annual September events, celebrating independent film from the Americas and Europe. Our goal is to showcase film by, about, or made with Latinos—to shine a light on inclusion. Other films are presented to expose our innovative and influential Bay Area audiences to popular foreign film as a way to celebrate cultural differences.

The festival committee invites collaborators to sponsor, host, and contribute content to our upcoming events. Venues on the confirmed schedule include the following Bay Area locations.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – New Mission 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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DeYoung Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118

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Eastside Arts Alliance 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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For more information, contact the festival development rep directly here: http://bit.ly/bizdevsf. The SF Latino Film Festival is a 501 C non-profit organization. Outside of our signature event each September, we host monthly screenings and collaborations with other festivals in San Francisco, including: Berlin & Beyond Film Fest, SF Int’l Film Fest, SF LGBT Film Festival, SF Jewish Film Fest, SF Flamenco Festival aside from promotional early screenings of mainstream films.

 

Edward James Olmos in ‘Go For Sisters’ – Opens Friday December 20- in SF & SJ

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Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) and Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) grew up the closest of friends, but time sent them down different paths. Twenty years later, those paths cross: Fontayne is a recovering addict fresh out of jail, and Bernice is her new parole officer. When Bernice’s son Rodney goes missing on the Mexican border, his shady associates all in hiding or brutally murdered, Bernice realizes she needs someone with the connections to navigate Rodney’s world without involving the police… and turns to her old friend. The pair enlist the services of disgraced ex-LAPD detective Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos) and plunge into the dim underbelly of Tijuana, forced to unravel a complex web of human traffickers, smugglers, and corrupt cops before Rodney meets the same fate as his partners. As much a story of relationships as a story of crime, GO FOR SISTERS is a welcome return to the border for master filmmaker and 2-time Oscar nominee John Sayles (Lone Star, Passion Fish, City of Hope, Amigo, Matewan, Men With Guns, Eight Men Out, The Brother From Another Planet).

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“Sayles gives us vibrant, complex characters inhabited by actors who burrow deep — a reminder of how scarce classical, involving human drama is at the movies nowadays.” – Scott Foundas, The Village Voice

“A run for the border as gripping and complex as his 1996 Lone Star… The hunt is fraught with tension, though Sayles – as always, keeping the action at street level and vividly filling the screen with a culture’s sights, sounds, and rich, distinctive characters – makes us as concerned for the fate of two women’s friendship as for a man’s life.” – Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle

“John Sayles’ working-class obsessions are put to good use in borderland detective tale… Sisters knows exactly what it’s doing.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“Go for Sisters is an original, artfully blending humor and drama as these three journey to Mexico from California. The performances here are what you expect from a Sayles film: powerful and understated.” –Elizabeth Stoddard, The Austin Film Society

Check listings for times. Will be at Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco and Camera 3 in San Jose.

Nosotros Los Nobles -The Noble Family- Mexico’s Biggest Blockbuster Opens November 1

Nosotros Los Nobles /The Nobles is an over the top comedy about a rich family suddenly having to deal with not being rich anymore.  The patriarch of the family, a construction magnate, stages a bankrupty to teach his grown children a lesson.  That means his priviledged kids now have to go out and get jobs to help support the family.

The film is directed by Gary Alazraki and stars Gonzalo Vega, Karla Souza, Luis Gerardo Mendez, and Juan Pablo Gil.

Click on this link http://mvstelevision.com/nobles/ to check for theater listings in your city.  The film will be screening in the San Francisco Bay Area in San Jose and Santa Clara:

AMC Mercado Santa Clara, CA
AMC East Ridge 15 San Jose, CA

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Eva Mendes’ Latest Film

Place Beyond the Pines is the latest film by Derek Cianfrance starring Ryan Gosling (as Luke), Bradley Cooper (as Avery), and Eva Mendes (as Romina).  The film centers on the two men’s tragic encounter- Cooper as a rookie cop and Gosling as a bad-boy biker who upon learning that he has a baby tries to make good as a provider but chooses crime as the path.

The Place Beyond the PinesEva Mendes plays a working mother with a man that cares for her, her mother and her baby. Her brief romantic liaison with Luke and his immediate departure, left her alone and with a baby. She never told him about the boy.


The story takes some twists and looks at the long term impact of choices made by parents in their own lives and children.

The film opens today.

Call For Entries- 2012

The fourth edition of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival takes place in September. If you’re interested in submitting a film, you can download the application here.  We’re looking for recent works-  shorts and features, documentaries and fiction films- by US Latino, Latin American, and Iberian (Spain/Portugal) filmmakers. The mission of the festival is to provide a platform for these filmmakers and their stories.

Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival Entry Form 2012– PDF

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Schedule & Tickets

Ticketing has begun. CLICK HERE TO BUY PASSES & TICKETS

It’s taken us a while but here it is. You can download the schedule here with all the film notes and screening details. 2011 Festival Schedule

September 14 Hispanic Heritage Month & San Francisco Latino Film Festival Kick-Off Celebration

RSVP http://cbs5cw44hhm2011.eventbrite.com/

 

September 16, 2011 7PM Opening Night at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema

Opening Night Film- BEING: CAFÉ TACVBA 2010 Mexico 80 minutes

After-Party at Supperclub. Hosted by LAM Social Club.

September 16 7:15PM Free screening at De Young Museum, Friday Nights at the De Young. San Francisco. Screening Mistura: The Power of Food

September 17-18 1PM-10PM Screenings Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco.

September 19 7PM Free screening at MACLA in San Jose. Co-Presented with KQED

September 19 7PM Screening at MACLA in San Jose

September 20 7PM Free screening at Pacific Film Archives in Berkeley

September 20-21 12:30PM Free screenings at College of Marin.

September 21 7PM Screening and reception at IcTus Gallery in SF

September 22-23 7PM Screening at Mission Cultural Center in SF

September 24 3PM-10PM Screenings at Mission Cultural Center in SF

September 25 2PM Final screening at the Brava Theater in SF

September 25 4PM Closing party meet-up at El Rio in SF

 

September Film Programming Update

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Our programming team has been screening, discussing, arguing and carefully deciding on the final few films that will makeup the official selection for our film festival, which kicks off September 15th.

If you’ve submitted a film, hold tight. You will be notified if your film has been selected. We received an amazing crop of film to choose from and we’re very excited about reporting our selections soon.

The development team has been ironing out community partnerships and will also be reporting those and exciting new additions to the festival’s dynamic.

Stay tuned to our industry shout-outs via Twitter or spark a convo with us on Facebook. We’re chatty, so feel free to voice your film thoughts with us!

Call For Film Entries

call for film entriesThe San Francisco Latino Film Festival is now accepting film entries.

Films made by, about or with Latinos from the U.S. and abroad are encouraged to enter.

To qualify films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome to enter and the deadline to submit is June 3, 2011.

Click here for the PDF entry form. If you have questions, email info@sflatinofilmfestival.com.

Follow SF Latino film happenings on Twitter and like the SF Latino Film Festival on Facebook to join the conversation.

Good luck!

@vc29

Call For Film Entries

call for film entriesThe San Francisco Latino Film Festival is now accepting film entries.

Films made by, about or with Latinos from the U.S. and abroad are encouraged to enter.

To qualify films must be made between 2008 and now. Short and feature films are welcome to enter and the deadline to submit is June 3, 2011.

Click here for the PDF entry form. If you have questions, email info@sflatinofilmfestival.com.

Follow SF Latino film happenings on Twitter and like the SF Latino Film Festival on Facebook to join the conversation.

Good luck!

@vc29

Mystico Fantástico World Premiere

Mystico Fantastico afterparty at Mezcal in San Jose

March 3 join Cine+Mas & Cinequest for the World Premiere of Mystico Fantástico.

This feature film is written and directed by Anita Doron who is known for her work on indie hits, End of Silence and Late Fragment.

Doron tells the story of a woman washed up on the shore in a remote village in the south of Mexico, revealing the true meaning of what it’s like to live on the edge.

The afterparty will follow immediately afterward at Mezcal Tequila Bar in Downtown San Jose.

Buy tickets now before they sell out! World Premiere 03/03, 7:00pm Camera 12 San Jose

@vc29