La Yuma- Nicaraguan film- Screening March 11 4pm in SF

Paseo Artistico returns in full force to the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District with a Saturday full of FREE arts and culture programming for the entire family! This month we strive to stand in solidarity with Women’s History Month and engage the Mission District community with local artists, activists, musicians, and creators. We hope you can join us!

Cine+Mas SF will screen LA YUMA by Florence Jauguey. It was the opening night film for the 2010 edition of the SF Latino Film Festival and the audience choice winner.

What: LA YUMA, film screening, free
When: Saturday March 11 4pm
Where: Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

La Yuma – Trailer with English Subtitles.

Check out the full schedule below:

Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street
11am – 12 pm
Bilingual guided mural tour focusing on women muralists and history of women artists in La Misión.

Alley CatBooks, 3036 24th Street
11am – 1pm
“Signs of the Times” – We invite the community to create signs and posters in support of equality for all. Inspiration & materials provided.

Juan R. Fuentes Gallery at Accion Latina, 2958 24th Street
1-3pm
Silkscreen printmaking workshop. A workshop designed for and by women. Instructed by: Lisa Marie Castellanos.

Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission, 24th Street BART Plaza
3pm
Taiko dance performance with Grrl Brigade

Cine+Mas SF / San Francisco Latino Film Festival, 3036 24th St.
4-6 pm
La Yuma (2009). The story of a strong-willed girl from the poor neighborhood of Managua who dreams of being a boxer.

Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street
7-9 pm
Live musical performances by: Miss Moist, Tristan Puig, Staring Back, and Bobey

Argentina & Brazil Represented at SF Indie Fest

The 19th SF Indie Fest kicks off on February 2 and runs through February 17th with films, parties and special events. We are excited to be co-presenting two wonderful films- 2001: While Kubrick Was in Space from Argentina and Kill Me Please from Brazil. Visit SFIndieFest.com for full festival details.

2001: While Kubrick was in Space / Mientras Kubrick Estaba En El Espacio
Directed by Gabriel Nicoli
2016, Argentina, 76 min, North American Premiere, Comedy/Drama
Roxie Theater  Feb 11, 5pm; Alamo Drafthouse  Feb 12, 915p – BUY TICKETS

Stanley Kubrick imagined the year 2001 to be a technological world, but for Buenos Aires that same year meant the worst financial crisis in their history. Three teenage friends tormented by their uncertain future decide to avoid reality and escape from everything on a road trip in a stolen pink car. During their odyssey, they’ll have to confront their fears, knowing that adulthood is waiting just around the corner. Gabriel Nicoli’s debut feature is an unexpected pop vision of a damaged country- a place where Kubrick lives on as a god.

Kill Me Please / Mate Me Por Favor
Directed by Anita Rocha da Silveira
2016, Brazil, 101 min, Northern California Premiere
RoxieTheater  Feb 12, 715p; Alamo Feb 16, 630p BUY TICKETS

The classic coming-of-age premise “You guys wanna go see a dead body?” from Stand By Me gets an update and twist as fifteen-year-old Bia becomes obsessed with a series of unsolved murders and the graveyard Facebook pages of the victims. Drawn into the world of darkness, she finds more in common with the dead girls than her own group of friends.  Visually alluring, it’s a refreshing, unapologetic love letter to melancholic curiosity, something every teen passes through.

Support Cine+Mas on Giving Tuesday! How about a little gift?

Cine Mas SF  is excited to participate in this year’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving TODAY! The campaign has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

giving_tuesday_logostacked1Cine Mas SF is committed to organizing educational and cultural activities around film in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities. We believe these artistic exchanges helps further greater understanding  in an interconnected world and our culturally diverse communities.

We invite you to support  Cine Mas SF by making a gift towards our annual fund. No donation is too big or too small! Consider a one time or ongoing gift. Your company may even match your donation!  Click here to donate: http://bit.ly/CMSFdonate

Film at 2nd Sunday Paseo Cultural – Book of Life- Nov 13, 3pm

Join us and several other participating organizations for Paseo Artistico- 2nd Sunday Arts walk at various locations on 24th Street. We will be showing BOOK OF LIFE at Precita Eyes. Very limited seating. Family friendly.

Nov 13 Sunday 3pm at Precita Eyes – 2981 24th Street, San Francisco

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

Directed & Written By Jorge R. Gutiérrez. Produced by Guillermo del Toro

The Day’s Events Information

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Start the day off with a Bilingual Guided Mural tour courtesy ofPrecita Eyes Muralists. Then create minature Mexican inspired sculptures under the instruction of artist Alejandro Meza inside the Juan R. Fuentes Gallery at Accion Latina. In the afternoon you can relax and unwind by joining Alley CatBooks‘ drawing circle workshop and/or watch the critically acclaimed film “The Book of Life” thanks to Cine+Mas SF / San Francisco Latino Film Festival. You do not want to miss saying your final goodbyes toModern Times Bookstore, who will be leaving the neighborhood after 45 years of enriching the Mission District with bilingual literature. And lastly, you can dry your tears and dance the night away with some feel good tunes at Pops Bar. You don’t want to miss it, all events are FREE!

11 AM-12:30 PM ● Bilingual Guided Mural Tour

Precita Eyes Murals, 2981 24th Street

Spanish & English mural tour through 24th Street Corridor.

12 – 2 PM ● Miniature Sculpture Class

Juan R. Fuentes Gallery, 2958 24th Street

Instructed by Mexican sculpture artist Alejandro Meza.

2-5 PM ● Drawing Circle Workshop

Alley Cat Gallery, 3036 24th Street

All ages, all levels, all materials supplied.

3:00 – 4:30 ● Cine+Mas Film Screening

Precita Eyes Murals, 2981 24th Street

Film: The Book of Life (2014) Rated: PG

4-6 PM ● Farewell Modern Times/Gears Turning Poetry

Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th Street

After 45 years in the neighborhood don’t miss your last chance to visit the iconic bookstore of the Mission District.

5-7 PM ● KASSIDAT

Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative, 3130 24th Street

Spoken Word & Music

5-9 PM ● Music Therapy and BOPS at POPS

Pop’s Bar, 2800 24th Street

DJ Clave will be mixing the tunes. Oldies but goodies!

Indivisible, Documentary about families affected by deportations

INDIVISIBLE, SFLFF8 Official selection, screens at the Roxie Theater this month. We’re excited to welcome filmmaker Hilary Linder to the screening with a Q&A after the film. San Francisco Premiere.

INDIVISIBLE

Saturday, Nov 19 @ 4:30pm

Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio are three undocumented children who want nothing more than to be reunited with the families who were ripped from them and deported when they were young. At a pivotal moment in each of their lives—while fighting for their chance to be citizens—they are allowed to visit their families. But immigration reform faces an uncertain future, and there is no way to know if this visit will be the last time. Director Hilary Linder in person for Q&A!  SFLFF8 selection. San Francisco premiere.
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Upcoming Screenings & Co-Presentations

SFLFF8 may have ended but you can still enjoy new theatrical releases as well as retrospectives with RoxCine at the Roxie Theater.  The “Mas Almodovar” series brings back some of our favorite Pedro Almodovar films; the latest by Diego Luna, Mr. Pig, stars Maya Rudolph and Danny Glover; and a SF Latino Film Festival selection- documentary  INDIVISIBLE. Scroll down for dates and ticketing.

CRONOS

Tuesday, Nov 1st @ 7pm

In the spirit of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), RoxCine presents a special screening of CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro’s first feature film and one of the best horror films ever made in Latin America. A frightening take on the vampire myth featuring marvelous special makeup effects and the haunting imagery for which del Toro has become world-renowned, Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

Free or discounted for members
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THE SIMILARS/ Los Parecidos

Fri, Nov 11- Thur, Nov 17

A twilight zone-inspired story that twists and turns and ultimately satisfies… – Joe Dante

In the rainy darkness of the early morning hours of October 2, 1968, eight people are waiting in a remote bus station in the middle of nowhere for the bus heading to Mexico City. They’ll soon find themselves experiencing a strange phenomenon. Directed by Isaac Ezban. Mexico.

Free or discounted for members
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INDIVISIBLE

Saturday, Nov 19 @ 4:30pm

Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio are three undocumented children who want nothing more than to be reunited with the families who were ripped from them and deported when they were young. At a pivotal moment in each of their lives—while fighting for their chance to be citizens—they are allowed to visit their families. But immigration reform faces an uncertain future, and there is no way to know if this visit will be the last time. Director Hilary Linder in person for Q&A!  SFLFF8 selection. San Francisco premiere.

Free or discounted for members
Info//Trailer/Tickets

Indivisible

MR. PIG

Fri, Nov 25 – Thur, Dec 1

An emotional drama starring Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph directed by Diego Luna.

On the brink of losing everything, a pig farmer (Danny Glover) and his daughter (Maya Rudolph) hit the road to Mexico to find a final resting place for his beloved swine, Howie. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

Free or discounted for members
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KIKI: LOVE TO LOVE

Fri, Dec 16 – Thur, Dec 22

Five stories of love and sex unfold over one hot summer in Madrid, when the protagonists discover strange and unusual sources of sexual indulgence with unpronounceable names: Dacryphilia, Eliphilia, Somnophilia, Polyamory, Harpaxophilia… Taboos are broken one by one as our horny couples enter into a thrilling liberation in which no pleasure is denied, whatever form it takes. Directed by Paco León.

Free or discounted for members
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Más Almodóvar: THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET

Wednesday, Dec 28 @ 7pm

Leo, a writer of romance novels under the name Amanda Gris, is unable to write a happy ending for her latest novel after realizing her marriage to Paco is ending. With Marisa Paredes & Imanol Arias.

With Marisa Paredes, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Imanol Arias and Juan Echanove. 1995.

Free or discounted for members
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Más Almodóvar: ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER

Thursday, Dec 29 @ 7pm

A brilliantly played take on the ups and (mostly) downs of a group of less-than-typical female friends. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language.

With Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz. 1999.

Free or discounted for members
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Más Almodóvar: VOLVER

Friday, Dec 30 @ 7pm

A beautifully written tale of betrayal, murder, independence and sisterhood set in a dusty suburb of Madrid, it charts three generations of women attempting to overcome the various troubles – men, money, ghosts – that have been heaped upon them.

With Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas. 2006.

Free or discounted for members
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Jorge Sanchez of Chacho’s Gives Back

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Jorge Sanchez is a longtime sponsor of the SF Latino Film Festival and a thriving Bay Area restaurateur who now organizes the annual Chacho’s Taco Festival–an MLE sanctioned event.

Jorge has been a valued sponsor since our predecessor festival, the SF International Latino Film Festival, donating space at his bars and restaurants Blue Monkey and Deluxe, plus countless catered events from Chacho’s. This year he sponsored our wine and beer bar at CBS Studios to kick off the festival season.

We’re most grateful for his ten year participation and look forward to a long and fruitful community partnership with him and his companies. Thanks so much Jorge!

Find tickets for our two week festival online now! See you at the movies!

Media contact: virginia@surgepublicrelations.com

Meet Stars At Night, the band on our commercial

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I first came across this indie girl rock band at Chona Fest at the Black Rose Tavern in West LA a few months back and started following their music, thinking “maybe I can weave them into the festival this year.” While Albert and I discussed music for the commercial, I said “I can just pull something royalty free like a did with our 2014 commercial,” but he insisted we get a band that could benefit from the exposure. So I contacted Stars At Night, and they were extremely generous for letting us use Control for this piece. It is running on CBS till the end of October and is our official PSA on YouTube.

Keep your eye on them! Their creative new music is instant classic material. Look them up now if you haven’t already.

Hear their music on SoundClound and download it on iTunes & Google Play. And you can follow them on Twitter.

Here’s the commercial!

 

Meet Albert Xavier, the director of our commercial

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A native of the Dominican Republic and 20 year film industry veteran, Albert Xavier brings a unique set of eyes to cinema and live event productions. As founder and CEO of Infinity Features, he has created, produced, and directed award-winning foreign features, short films, music videos, medical industrials, reality shows, and commercials. He was a featured filmmaker at the first annual SF Latino Film Festival with his second feature film, “Hermafrodita.”

“I’m proud to be part of this year’s festival team as the producer who created the commercials and bumpers for TV and online promotions. As a long time friend to the director of the festival, I wish him the best and hope Cine+Mas lasts for generations to come.”

Take a look a the commercial he made for us!

Favorite US Film: Taxi Driver

Favorite Foreign Film: Cuidad de Dios (Brazil)

Favorite Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu

To see Albert Xavier’s work visit: https://vimeo.com/channels/547765

Robert Liu-Trujillo, Oakland Author and Illustrator

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My name is Robert Liu-Trujillo. I am the author and illustrator of “Furqan’s First Flat Top”. I was born in Oakland, California and raised all across the Bay Area. I’m a visual artist, father, and a husband who employs the use of illustration, public art, and storytelling to tell tales. These tales manifest in a variety of forms and they reflect my cultural background, dreams, and political / personal beliefs. My motivation to do what I do is to unearth beautiful and un-told stories, to be a positive and nurturing influence on my son, and to honor my ancestors and family who worked so hard for me to be here.
I’m also a co-founder of The Trust Your Struggle Collective, a contributor to Rad Dad, and the founder of Come Bien Books.
This festival is important to me because our indigenous peoples/raza need to see a very beautiful, subtle, nuanced, and layered reflection of themselves. Since we can’t get that from our popular media lanes, we have to create our own and drive traffic to it. Not only to watch the great films, but to support our own self determination. I’m happy to see the film fest continue on and I’m excited to see some of the great films.

Find festival passes here: http://bit.ly/SFLFF8tix & follow on Twitter @sflatinofilm.