Screenings Continue- MCCLA, La Peña Cultural Center, & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

There’s a full line-up of screenings tonight through Sunday. If you missed a screening last weekend, this is your chance to see it as we hit the halfway point of the fest. Click on tickets for more film notes, trailers, & :

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts- San Francisco
Sept 20 7PM Sofia & The Stubborn Man (Sofia y El Terco)
Sofia is an older woman who has never been outside her hometown.She’s lived a pretty peaceful yet predictable lifenear the Andean mountains and far away from the sea coast, always being the perfect wife. This year, herhusband Alfredo has promised her to make her dream come true and take herto the seaside for the first time in her life, however his stubborness is much stronger and he finds a new excuse to, once again,delay the trip.  Tickets

Sept 21 3PM Viva La Mujer! Shorts Program Includes: The Unique Ladies, Vida Diferida/Life Deferred, Tamale, Lonche.Tickets

Sept 21 5PM Chicama
Cesar is a young man who has prepared all his life to leave his hometown in the northern highlands and migrate to the coast. But not everything goes as planned. The only place where he can get placed for a teaching position is in a small town deep in the Andes. Caesar accepts the challenge and will teach in this town where he will discover his true vocation.  Tickets

Sept 21 7PM Topsy Turvy (Patas Arriba) 
Renato knows his time is running out, meanwhile he teaches his six-year-old granddaughter the importance of the small things in life, the value of friendship and the respect towards other people’s views. His own kids have issues of their own with plans to put him in an old people’s home. With the help of his granddaughter Carlota, he plans to escape and sail from Venezuela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, as he once promised to his deceased wife.  Tickets

 

La Peña Cultural Center – Berkeley 
Sept 22 Sunday  5PM Xingu – Period piece drama from Brazil about adventurer brothers charged with the mission of building infrastructure in the ‘unihabited’ Amazon. During their exploration of central Brazil in 1943 the brothers Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo Villas-Bôas encounter the Xingu Indians. Passionately interested by what they discover about the customs and social systems of the other’s culture, the brothers and the indigenous people decide to build an airstrip together. However, it is not until half the population of one village dies of an influenza epidemic, that the brothers realise their true vocation. From this point on they devote their lives to protecting the Xingu peoples, preserving Xingu culture and to the creation of a Xingu National Park. In doing so, the brothers find out that they are not only obliged to take a stand against a corrupt network of ministers and military; fascinated by their discovery of a hitherto unknown lifestyle, their contradictory feelings soon overwhelm and isolate them. Nonetheless, with dogged persistence they manage to find their way back to their initial goal of supporting the Xinguanos’ struggle for survival.Co-Presented by BrasArte. Tickets.

7PM 7 Boxes/7 CajasAudiences are raving about this thriller from Paraguay where our young hero is trying to make some easy money by delivering seven boxes to the other side of the market only to be confronted with a bunch of baddies trying to get the merchandise. What is the merchandise? Great reviews in Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, & Twitch. Not hype. Lots of talent- great filmmaking from the writing to the acting to the production value. Don’t miss it.  Tickets.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts- San Francisco
Sunday Sept 22 7PM La Camioneta Making its San Francisco premiere. Co-Presented & screening at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Retired American school buses make their way to Guatemala. A story about family, migration, innovation, entrepreneurship and more.  bus makes it. Trailer, notes, & tickets.

 

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

La Salsa Cubana – DVD Release Party- May 30 – Mission Cultural Center


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.

LaSalsaCubanaDVDDirector 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.

Screening and Party $13  CLICK HERE http://bit.ly/18QBJ3M or at the Mission Cultural Center Box Office.

If you can’t make it to the screening you can purchase the film online at Amazon, iTunes, and other online retailers.

 

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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.