Latin American Films at Frameline LGBT Film Festival June 20-30

We’re happy to be co-presenting these three films at Frameline- which runs from June 20-30 in San Francisco and Berkeley.

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 LA PARTIDA
LaPartida_FramelineAntonio Hens 2013 Spain/Cuba 90 min World Premier!
An Ecstasy-fueled night out leads to romantic feelings between Cuban youngsters Reinier and Yosvani, but external pressures of family, girlfriends, and poverty cause dramatic ups and downs in their subsequent relationship in this powerful and sexy drama set amid the streets of picturesque Havana. Castro Theater June 24 6:30 PM
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MIA
Mia_FramelineDir Javier Van de Couter 2012 Argentina/Spain 105 min
Ale, a transwoman living in a shanty-town, becomes a surrogate mother for a grieving girl. Without sugarcoating Ale’s life, the film portrays her indomitable spirit in this poignant meditation on family, home and loss.                                                                 Castro Theater June 27 11 AM Buy tickets.

DEL OTRO LADO DEL VERANO / The Other Side of Summer

Dir. Antonia San Juan, Spain , 2012 , 100 min.
Tana’s family put the “D” in dysfunctional. Never is this more clear than when her unemployed, alcoholic Dad kicks the bucket. The ties (licit and illicit) between his widow, her sisters, his sister, and various cousins are more tangled than a rat’s nest, and Salvador’s death unleashes a merry-go-round of backstabbing gossip and melodrama. How do you maintain your sanity in a family where your grandmother crank calls your mom? Victoria Theater June 25 9:30 PM Buy Tickets/See Trailer

TuRecuerdo_FramelineTU RECUERDO
This stunning offering of queer Latin@ shorts brings together a potent mixture of deseo, espíritu y nuestra communidad.

Victoria Theater June 26 9:30 PM Buy tickets.

Get your Almodovar Fix at the Castro April 11

Part of what makes the Castro Theater such a treasure is the programming. This month for example there were three days of a sing-a-long screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast then drag performer Miss Coco Peru  the next day followed by Django Unchained. I’m happy to see that in that eclectic mix of films and performances that classic films, Oscar winners, film festivals and foreign films all have a grand film palace for people to see them as they’re meant to be seen: on the big screen.

PedroAlmodovar_2011_cannesFFThis month they’ll be screening a couple of Pedro Almodóvar films. You can catch All About My Mother at 4:55PM & 9:10PM and Talk To Her at 2:45 and 7PM, Thursday April 11th.

Talk to Her: 2002 Spain  Comedy/Drama
Two men share an odd friendship while they care for their girlfriends who are both in deep comas.

All About My Mother: France/Spain 1999  Comedy/Drama
Young Esteban want to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by the mother Manuela. Won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.  Stars Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan


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