Heli- CMSF Monthly Screening Series- August 8-Roxie Theater- San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!

SKYPE Q&A w/ FILMMAKER AMAT ESCALANTE on FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Join us on August 8th for our monthly film screening. It’s a late one! Screen time 9:45 7PM screening.  Let’s meet up for a drink across the street at Picaro by the bar at the front of the restaurant 8:306PM.

For tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1zIFWUx

From the acclaimed Mexican director Amat Escalante, HELI is a powerful, gritty and evocative film that portrays the devastating effects of drug violence and corruption in Mexico society, and how a working class family struggles against them in a small town in Mexico. Heli and his family live an ordinary life until his sister, a thirteen-year-old Middle School student, falls madly in love with another teenager, a newly recruited police cadet. This love affair accidentally involves Heli’s family in a tragic series of events that with change them forever.

Escalante delivers in HELI a visually striking film about violence, hope and humankind. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

Dir: Amat Escalante. Mexico / Germany / Netherlands / France. 2013. Digital. 105 mins.

For tickets. http://tktwb.tw/1zIFWUx

El Velador at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Nov 1&4

El Velador
Thu, Nov 1, 7:30pm & Sun, Nov 4, 2:00pm / Yerba Buena Garden Center for the Arts
By Natalia Almada

A film about violence with no violence. From dusk to dawn, El Velador accompanies Martin, the guardian angel who, night after night, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of some of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. In the labyrinth of the cemetery, this extraordinary new documentary reminds us how, in the turmoil of Mexico’s bloodiest conflict since the Revolution, ordinary life persists and quietly defies the dead. (2011, 72 min, digital) For tickets visit http://www.ybca.org/el-velador

We’re giving away a pair of tickets for each screening. Email us at programming(at) sflatinofilmfestival.com with your name & the screening you wish to attend.