La Salsa Cubana was an audience favorite at the 2011 Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival. We encourage you to come out for the DVD Release party taking place at the Mission Cultural Center on Thursday May 30 at 7:30 PM.
Director Eric Joseph Johnson will be in attendance. The celebration will include music, dancing, and performances- in short, you’ll get a taste of casino live!
La Salsa Cubana is the first film to explore Cuban salsa, known as casino, since it appeared in Havana social clubs in the 1950s. With a soundtrack that features Cuba’s all-time greatest musical legends, it follows a dance group from the Guanabacoa neighborhood as they strive against all odds to win the national dance competition.
Win a chance to join us at a sneak preview of CHICO & RITA, an Oscar nominated animation film directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. E-mail us your contact information by February 6 including address so we can mail you passes: programming @ sflatinofilmfestival.com The event is next Thursday February 9 in San Francisco. The film opens on February 17 in Bay Area Theaters.
Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.
Join us for the screening of Dream Havana, part of our Cine+Mas SF at The IcTus Gallery Series starting Thursday May 19 at 7PM.
$10 donation to enter the intimate screening room.
Dream Havana synopsis
Directed by Gary Marks. 2007, USA. In August, 1994, more than 33,000 Cubans attempted to escape the island by sea. Two writers, friends since adolescence, are faced with a choice-continue struggling with the hardships of the island or brave the open water on a homemade raft. Ernesto Santana chooses Cuba, Jorge Mota chooses the sea. This is the story of their struggles, their successes and the friendship that binds them. Filmed on location in Cuba, the U.S. and Mexico.
Next shows: Thursdays June 21 & July 21 at 7PM. Check back for more information.