RoxCine Event- ALL OF ME – Llevate Mis Amores- Doc & More Opens Aug 5

What:  All of Me (Llévate mis amores) film screenings, filmmakers & subject present on Aug 5, 6 after 7pm screening
Where: Roxie Theater,
When: August 5-11

For tickets and schedule visit Roxie.com – http://bit.ly/28T5acE

*Opening Reception at 518 Valencia after 7pm screening on Aug 5. Admission with ticket stub from film.

+Closing Reception at Galeria de La Raza after the 7pm screening on Aug 11. Admission with ticket stub from the film.

Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and the third world. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the country on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. This documentary is an intimate approach, a personal diary that draws a border between the life they were given and the life they chose. In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another.

 

What: Panel discussion with journalist Cheliz Lopez, Carecen executive director Larisa Dugan-Cuadra, Patrona, & filmmakers
When: August 10, after 7PM screening
Where: Roxie Theater

What: Art Exhibition- MUJERES DE LUZ by Talavera Balon
When: August 5-9
Where: 518 Valencia Street

What: Art Exhibition- MUJERES DE LUZ by Talavera Balon
When: August 10-15
Where: Galeria de la Raza

Directed by Arturo González Villaseñor. México. 2014. 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented  by Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival

Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director Arturo González Villaseñor and director of photography Antonio Mecalco IN PERSON for Q&A on Friday and Saturday, 8/5 & 8/6 after 7pm shows!

Panel Discussion moderated by radio host & producer Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, executive director of Carecen SF, on Wednesday after the 7pm show!

Plus, the art exhibit MUJERES LUZ, a painting series by Talavera-Ballon inspired by the film, will open August 5 at 518 Valencia Street in conjunction with a reception for the filmmakers and Patrona Lupe, and will move to Galeria de la Raza on August 10 in conjunction with a closing reception with the fillmmakers and Patrona Lupe on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit will be up until Tuesday, August 16.

“[Director] González Villaseñor has given these women a voice of their own and constructed a merited tribute to their determined generosity”
—Eye For Film

“Villaseñor has achieved something rare—a satisfying piece of spiritual filmmaking on a delicate political topic”
—Chicago Reader

About Mujeres Luz
Mujeres Luz is an art exhibit dedicated to Las Patronas and migrants who travel on La Bestia inspired by the film All of Me (Llevate mis Amores). When Talavera-Ballón saw the movie at the San Francisco Film Festival last year, he was so moved that he traveled to Veracruz, Mexico to meet and paint these incredible women.

About Talavera-Ballon
Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. His work highlights the lives and struggles of farm workers, indigenous people and immigrants throughout Latin America and the US. He has exhibited in museums, universities and embassies internationally and in the US, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cusco and the Peruvian Embassy in Washington DC. He has been selected for the SF Arts Commission 2015-2016 Artist Pool, has participated in Friday Nights at the de Young Museum and is currently a member of ArtSpan Open Studios committee.

OPENING RECEPTION

Following the opening of the film on Friday, 8/5, ticket holders are invited to the reception and opening of the exhibit MUJERES LUZ @ 518 Valencia St, at 9pm. 518 Valencia is a venue where artists and activists come together to share stories of their fights for economic and social justice, located around the corner from the Roxie Theater.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

In conjunction with the screenings of All of Me, the Roxie presents the following events @ 518 Valencia, San Francisco:

Saturday, Aug 6
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 4pm-10pm

Sunday, Aug 7
Panel Discussion with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, film director Arturo González Villaseñor, director of photography Antonio Mecalco and painter Talavera-Ballón after the matinee show (4:00 pm).

Monday, Aug 8
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, Aug 9
“Mujeres Luz” exhibit open from 7pm-10pm

CLOSING RECEPTION

Following the 7pm screening of the film on Thursday, 8/11, ticket holders are invited to the closing reception and exhibit MUJERES LUZ @ Galería de la Raza, at 2857 24th Street, at 8:30pm.

Mujeres Luz will be on view at Galeria de la Raza Wednesday, August 10-Tuesday, August 16.

ArtSpan is proud to endorse this collaborative program of art, film and food.

La Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, el director Arturo González Villaseñor y el director de fotografía Antonio Mecalco EN PERSONA para la sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas el viernes y el sabado, 8/5 & 8/6 después de los shows a las 7pm!

Discusión moderada por locutora de radio y productora Chelis López (Radio Bilingue & KPOO) con la Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director de cinematografía Antonio Mecalco y Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, directora ejecutiva de Carecen SF, después del show de las 7pm show el miércoles, 10 de agosto!

Además, la exhibición MUJERES LUZ, una serie de pinturas de Talavera-Ballon inspiradas por el documental, se abrirá el 5 de agosto en 518 Valencia como parte de la recepción para los directores y la patrona Lupe.

MUJERES LUZ se mudará a la Galería de la Raza el jueves, 11 de agosto para la recepción de despedida de los directores y la patrona Lupe. Los cuadros estarán en exhibición hasta el martes 16 de agosto.

México comparte con Estados Unidos la frontera más grande entre el primer y el tercer mundo. Eso lo hace el puente de miles de migrantes que cruzan el país montados en el lomo del tren La Bestia, expuestos a todos los peligros. Ahí se encuentran con las Patronas, el grupo de mujeres mexicanas que desde 1995, todos los días, prepara comida que lanza caliente a los desprotegidos sin que el tren se detenga.

Este documental es un acercamiento íntimo, un diario personal que traza la frontera entre la vida que les tocó vivir y la que ellas eligieron. Una película coral, donde las voces de quince personajes retratan la difícil realidad campesina. En medio de un país en guerra, en un mundo donde la esperanza parece perdida, Las Patronas rescatan el principal valor humano que día a día se desvanece: el amor por el otro. Un bravo, cotidiano y sorprendente ejemplo de solidaridad que contrasta con la violencia de uno de los pasos más crueles del mundo para viajantes sin papeles.

Screenings continue this week- ATA, Galeria de La Raza, & the De Young Museum

The screenings over the weekend were well-attended and well received. Films continue tomorrow with:

The Exquisite Corpse- ATA 7PM Tuesday Sept 24 Tickets, notes, & trailer

Sex, Love, & Salsa- Galeria de La Raza 7PM Sept 25  Tickets, notes & Trailer

Mundo Latino Shorts- Galeria de La Raza 7PM Sept 26 Tickets, notes, & trailer

The Absent Stone/La Piedra Ausente – De Young Museum 6:30PM- Sept 27  NO ADVANCE TICKETS.  Arrive by 5:30PM to obtain a ticket at the door.  More information.

SF Carnaval May 25-26 -Memorial Day Weekend

Come out to San Francisco’s Mission District to enjoy a long standing tradition: Carnaval! The festival takes place on Harrison between 16th & 24th Streets. It opens at 10AM-6PM each day. Live music, vendors, crafts, art, etc. Performances by Candelaria, Blanca Sandoval, Bayonics. On Sunday you can watch the parade of colorful floats, bands and dance troupes march by. Many of the dance troupes have been practicing for weeks in preparation.

Check out the guide: http://bit.ly/13Q1GegCarnaval_2013_Flyer-Front

Official Selection Narrative Features 2012

This is the Official Selection of Narrative Features.

Download a schedule here: http://bit.ly/2o12Schedule. For the full schedule of events online look at this calendar. Select “agenda” calendar view to see it more clearly. The festival dates are September 13-28, 2012.

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Vote by texting the number of your favorite film to 64631.

102      Adverse Reactions
103      Amateurs
107      Clubbing
108      Day of the Flowers
109      Dirty Hearts
112      F*ck My Wedding
113      Filly Brown
119      Machete Language
123      Not So Modern Times
124      Project Reus
127      Sin Padre
128      Smuggled
132      The Inca, The Silly Girl, & The Son of a Thief
137      Under My Nails

Adverse Reactions / Reacciones Adversas
Mexico 2011 74 min
Dir. David Michán

Daniel is a young man suffering from low self-esteem, who is incapable of defending himself from the abuses of employers and of society in general. He is on antidepressants to make his monotonous life more bearable; however, far from helping him, the medication heightens his condition with hallucinations and psychotic thoughts of vengeance that lead him to a state of total confusion between reality and his imagination.
Sept 15 3PM Opera Plaza Cinema  San Francisco Tickets:  http://adversereactions.bpt.me

Sept 25 7PM MACLA  San Jose Tickets:  http://adversereactions-sj.bpt.me

Amateurs/Aficionados
Spain 2011 95 min Comedy/Romance
Dir. Arturo Dueñas

Amateurs at living… because life is not suitable for professionals: several characters meet weekly in a theatre workshop in order to cultivate their favorite hobby and, at the same time, make up for their lack of affection and love from others.
Sept 15 1:15 PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://amateurs.bpt.me

Clubbing / De Caravana
Argentina 2011 96 min Adventure/Drama/Comedy
Dir. Rosendo Ruiz

Two seemingly disparate worlds intertwine when Juan Cruz, an upper-class photographer, is sent on an assignment to what he sees as the seedy clubbing scene of Cordoba. While photographing a La Mona Jimenez concert,he meets a beautiful woman named Sara and soon becomes ensnared in a slew of adventures. Yet as Juan becomes more a part of this lively, energetic, and somewhat shady scene, his ties to the upper-crust threaten both his budding relationship and his transition into a true artist.
Sept 15 5:00PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://clubbing.bpt.me
Sept 22 7:00PM Mission Cultural Center. Tickets. http://clubbingmcc.bpt.me

Day of the Flowers
UK/Cuba 2012 100 min
Dir. John Roberts

Two young, strong-willed Scottish sisters, one a left-wing activist, the other a born-to-shop fashionista, take their late father’s ashes to Cuba, the site of many intriguing family legends. Arriving in Havana, the two women promptly lose the ashes and go through a series of misadventures – both romantic and dangerous – to try to retrieve them, making some surprising discoveries along the way about the family ties that hold them together.
Sept 16 5:15PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets:http://dayoftheflowers.bpt.me

Dirty Hearts / Corações Sujos
Brazil 2011 107 min Drama
Dir. Vicente Amorim

After the defeat of Japan in World War II, a new war began in Brazil.  Japanese immigrants became divided between those who accepted Japan’s defeat and those who did not.  Dirty Hearts is the true story of this conflict.
Co-Presented by The Center for Asian American Media
Sept 15 5:15PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets:http://dirtyhearts.bpt.me
Sept 20 7:30PM ATA. Tickets: http://dirtyheartssf.bpt.me

Filly Brown
USA 2012 90 min Drama
Dir. Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos


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.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jenni Rivera, Edward James Olmos

OPENING NIGHT FILM Sept 14 7:30PM Victoria Theater.
Tickets: http://fillybrownsf.bpt.me
Sept 15 9:15 Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://fillybrown.bpt.me

F*ck My Wedding / Que Pena Tu Boda
Chile 2011 96 min  Comedy
Dir. Nicolás López
Javier and Angela have been dating for a while when they unexpectedly learn that they’re expecting a baby. The news takes their relationship to the next level but things get complicated when Lucia comes onto the scene, shaking-up the stability of the couple’s relationship. Community partner: LAM Network
Sept 16 3PM  Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://fmywedding.bpt.me

The Inca, The Silly Girl, and the Son of a Thief / El Inca, La Boba, y el Hijo del Ladrón
Peru 2011 104 min
Dir. Ronnie Tenoche

In a small town in northern Peru, three characters whose cruel nicknames seem to both define and limit them, search for love and futures to escape their past.. The lives of an aging out of work wrestler, a roadside waitress , and an unlucky young man intersect as they find their way to life in the big city.
Sept 16 1PM  Opera Plaza Cinema. http://theinca.bpt.me

Machete Language / Lenguaje de los Machetes
Mexico 2011 82 min
Dir. Kyzza Terrazas

Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche – Ramona as a musician, Ray as an activist – try to fight for a more just world. Devoted to self-sabotage, Ray fails in his rebellion and drags Ramona into a downward spiral that culminates in an act of poetic terrorism. Community partners: La Bohemia Productions, KPFA Radio, & Jaffe Events
Sept 16  9:15PM  Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://machetelanguage.bpt.me

 

Not So Modern Times/ Tiempos Menos Modernos
2012 Argentina/Chile/Germany 95 min Drama/Comedy
Dir. Simon Franco


Payaguala is a stoic but endearing sheep herder descended from the indigenous people of Patagonia (Argentina). When a government program aiming to modernize the distant and isolated countryside with phone and tv service, a far away world suddenly comes to his doorstep. How will his life change?  This warm comedy puts us in touch with what life is like when these two worlds intersect.
Sept 15 7:00PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://times.bpt.me
Sept 23 5:00PM Mission Cultural Center. Tickets: http://timesmcc.bpt.me

Project REUS
Uruguay/Brazil 2011 90 min
Dir. Pablo Fernandez, Alejandro Pi, Eduardo Piñero

In Montevideo, in the mythical Reus Neighborhood the power struggle between Tano´s family and the Jewish store owners is about to explode. A new drug arrives, and the old codes are broken. The end of an era is near.
Sept 16 3PM  Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://reus.bpt.me
Sin Padre
USA 2012 90 min Drama
Dir. Jay Francisco Lopez, Maria Fe Picar

Juan is a street-smart, 17 year-old Honduran in the Mission District of San Francisco. When he is given an assignment to write about where he comes from, Juan is reminded of a deep pain in his life: his fatherless childhood.  With only a faint memory to guide him, Juan uses the assignment to search for his father.  But as he continues to push for the truth, it leads him down a path he never expected. – Not appropriate for children. Mature audiences. Violence sexual in nature.
Sept 14 9:30PM Victoria Theater. Tickets: http://sinpadre.bpt.me

Sept 16 5:15PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://sinpadre2.bpt.me

Sept 28 9:30PM MACLA San Jose. Tickets: http://sinpadresj.bpt.me

Smuggled
USA 2012 80 min Drama
Dir. Ramon Hamilton

Separated families will go to great lengths to be reunited with their loved ones. In this story, Miguel and Hilaria, mother and son, are making their way across the U.S.-Mexican border in a hidden compartment of a tourist bus. Winner at Reel Rasquache Film Festival (Los Angeles) and the Mexico Film Festival (Baja California). Shown with short: Miles Away
Sept 15 1PM Opera Plaza Tickets: http://smuggled.bpt.me

Under My Nails
Puerto Rico 2011 102 min Thriller
Dir. Ari Maniel Cruz

Solimar is a young Puerto Rican woman working in a New York City nail salon. In her building, she learns she has new neighbors- a Dominican couple with a penchant for rough sex. Their intimate life both frightens and arouses her. When Roberto’s wife leaves for a visit to the Dominican Republic, Solimar goes from obsessed voyeur to active participant when she begins a tumultuous affair with him.
Sept 16 9:00PM Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets: http://undermynails-sf.bpt.me
Sept 21 7:30PM ATA Tickets: http://undermynails.bpt.me

2012 San Francisco Latino Film Fest Passes On Sale Now

Cine+Mas SF kicks off the San Francisco Latino Film Festival on September 13th and runs through September 28th with screenings, meet-ups, and after-parties in San Francisco and other Bay Area communities. Get your early bird festival film passes now; they’re discounted.

Get the entire schedule here: http://bit.ly/2o12Schedule. For the full schedule of events look at this calendar. Select “agenda” calendar view to see it more clearly. The festival dates are September 13-28, 2012.

Buy tickets for San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2012- All-Film & Event Pass

Buy tickets for San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2012 Season- Five Film Pass

September 14 Opening Night Screenings- Victoria Theater in San Francisco

September 15-16 1PM-11PM Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco. Screenings.

September 17, 24 7:30PM Mexican Arts Center in Richmond. Screenings.

September 19 and 26 7:30PM Galeria de La Raza in San Francisco. Screenings & receptions.

September 20-21, 26 7:30PM ATA in San Francisco. Screenings & reception.

September 22-23 1PM-9PM Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Screenings.

September 27 5:30PM-9PM Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose. Screening & reception. Hosted by KQED. Open event.

September 28 8PM Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland. Free screening.

September 28 7PM MACLA in San Jose. Screening.