“Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History”
Hosted by Miguel Guerrero
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm
In 2010, we had a wonderful documentary that a few of you had a chance to see “Eyes Wide Open, A Voyage of South America Today”. The filmmaker, Gonzalo Arijon, was inspired by his countryman’s book The Open Veins of Latin America, a groundbreaking work by author Eduardo Galeano. This is the same book that Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez presented to President Barack Obama when they first met.
One of Latin America’s most distinguished writers, journalists and historians, Eduardo Galeano is the author of the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, Walking Words, Soccer in Sun and Shadow, The Book of Embraces, Mirrors, and many other works. Born in Montevideo in 1940, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for many years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical music composers from all over the world. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the Casa de las Americas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur. His admirers include Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Subcomandante Marcos, Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, and of course Hugo Chavez. Eduardo is a man of truly progressive principles.
Where: First Congregational Church of Oakland- 2501 Harrison Street at 27th St., Oakland
HARVEST OF EMPIRE A History of Latinos in America is a documentary that traces Latin American immigration to the US back to US foreign policy activities in the region. This is a film adaptation of Juan González (award winning journalist of Democracy Now!, New York Times, New York Daily News fame) book of the same name. Check out the trailer along with an interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!
In addition to rare archival material, this film features interviews with Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz, Mexican historian Lorenzo Meyer, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero, poet Martin Espada, journalists Maria Hinojosa and Gerald Rivera.
Monday, November 12 2012: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
2781 24th St, San Francisco
or at these stores: Modern Times, Marcus Books, City Lights, Global Exchange Store
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 – 3 screenings: 4:15 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland $10 advance tickets brownpapertickets.com /$12 at the the door 800-838-3006
or at these stores: Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL a Bookstore ($12 door)
Wendy Thompson-Marquez is the President and CEO of the Onyx Media Group and EVS Communications, Inc. In 2004 she was honored by the National Conference for Community and Justice with the Media and Community Service Award. Currently she is a board member of Latino Public Broadcasting, the Washington Performing Arts Society, and the Community Foundation in D.C.
Miguel Guerrero, Web Producer at KPFA, is also the Executive Producer and Host for Rock en Rebelión, a weekly Latin Alternative music and Public Affairs radio show, airing on KPFA every Sunday at 5 PM.
Miguel Gavilan Molina, a longtime activist, is the Executive Producer of KPFA Radio’s La Onda Bajita, and Associate Producer of Flashpoints.
Davey D, Popular Hip Hop journalist and media activist, is the Executive Producer ofKPFA’s Hard Knock Radio.
Vote by texting the number of your favorite film to 64631.
102 Adverse Reactions
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
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
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
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
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
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
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