Ella Es Ramona- She is Ramona NOW SHOWING at the Roxie March 18-24

Cine Mas SF is happy to co-present the theatrical release of ELLA ES RAMONA / She is Ramona. Opens Friday March 18 through Thursday March 24. Check link for times & tickets- most screenings are 7pm- except on March 24 which is at 9:30pm.

EllaEsRamonaA Q&A via Skype with director Hugo Rodriguez will follow the 7pm screening on Friday, March 18

An irresistible comic fable that breaks down gender and body size stereotypes, ELLA ES RAMONA stars renowned stand-up comedian Andrea Ortega (also known as “Manchita”) as the titular protagonist, a magnetic, upbeat 30-something wrongly fired for her full figure. With its razor-sharp wit and immaculate production design, this essential comedy out of Mexico is reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s AMELIE.

Ramona es una mujer con kilos de más y suerte de menos. Recuerda una niñez con maltratos de su madre, su hermana y sus amigas. Era Ramona panzona, Ramona la tragona o Ramona Jamona. Y ya adulta, las cosas no mejoraron. La corren del trabajo por gorda, quiere hacerse una liposucción pero su doctor le informa que no es candidata a ese tipo de intervenciones por “gorda”, y todo su universo parece derrumbarse por una sucesión de infortunios. Todo parece enmendarse, cuando por casualidad se cruza con un café tarot donde venden unos escarabajos mágicos que le cambiaran la vida.

Directed by Hugo Rodriguez. Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. 83 min.

Cesar Chavez Bio-Pic Opens March 28

The highly anticipated bio-pic about civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez will be in theaters on March 28. Diego Luna directs his first English language film assembling a star-studded cast that includes Michael Peña (Crash, World Trade Center, Walkout), America Ferrera (Real Women Have Curves, Ugly Betty), Rosario Dawson (Kids, Clerks, Sin City), and John Malkovich ( Red, Places in the Heart, The Killing Fields).

UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies is hosting an early screening and chat with director Diego Luna on Wednesday March 5th at 7PM. Tickets are limited. Visit their page for details: http://bit.ly/1i9YY0f

7 Boxes – 7 Cajas- Screening at the Roxie Feb 28-March 5

7 Boxes (7 Cajas) was an official selection of the last edition of the CMSF Latino Film Festival back in September.  We’re excited to see that it’s returning to San Francisco for a limited one-week run at the Roxie Theater starting Friday February 28.

Join us on March 5th for a drink & film viewing. Meet up at Dalva Bar next door at 5:30PM. Film starts at 7PM.  The discount code for film tickets is “CineMas” – online if you buy ahead of time or at the door on the day of this screening. Small theater. We’d advise buying ahead. Buy tickets.

Check out the trailer and read more about the film below.

Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori. With Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa & Lali Gonzalez. 2014. Paraguay. In Spanish & Guarani with English subtitles. 100 mins
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“The Fast and the Furious’ with wheelbarrows, Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid ’7 Boxes’ is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package.” – Indiewire

It’s Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy cellular phone in the infamous Mercado 4. He’s offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US$100. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.

Victor, un joven de 17 años, recibe una propuesta rara de llevar 7 cajas a un sitio en el Mercado 4- y le pagaran $100 dolares. ¿Que llevan las cajas? El no saber lo mete en situaciones complicadas.

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

Nobles flyer - FINAL

Filly Brown- Opens Nationally – April 19

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Filly Brown opens on April 19 nationally. Check listings for times at a theater near you. You may recall this was our opening night film at the last edition of the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival back in September.

Congratulations to the cast and crew including directors Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos.  The film stars Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond-Phillips, Edward James Olmos, and Jenni Rivera.
Maria Jose ‘Majo’ Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo’s sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2012.