Mexican Films at SF Int’l Film Festival, April 21-May 5

The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival runs from April 21 to May 5. The festival has a diverse program of film screenings, parties, and special events with guest filmmakers from around the world. Cine+Mas SF is proud co-presenter of the following programs.

From Afar Director 

Director Lorenzo Vigas, Venezuela/Mexico, 93 min

Wednesday April 278:50 PMBAMPFA

Friday April 299:15 PMRoxie Theater

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF59Afar

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Film still: From Afar

When a middle-aged single man, who cruises his Caracas neighborhood for rough trade, takes a tough young boy into his home, a gritty exploration ensues as these two angry men negotiate a relationship that resides somewhere between lover and friend and a paternal father/son dynamic. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Lorenzo Vigas’s debut feature is a tour-de-force exploration of a relationship’s darker side.

Leaf Blower

Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal, Mexico, 2015, 96 min

Sunday April 249:45 PMAlamo Drafthouse

Monday April 256:15 PMAlamo Drafthouse

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF59LB

Film still: Leafblower

Film still: Leafblower

Lost house keys prompt a hunt through massive piles of leaves in first-time writer/director Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal’s funny and appealing celebration of male teenage friendship. Unfolding over the course of a single afternoon and featuring a talented ensemble of newcomers, this charming, easygoing comedy-drama weaves a complex and unexpected story around a small, everyday incident.

For full festival details visit SFFS.org .

South American Films at the 58th San Francisco Int’l Film Festival

Cine+Mas is proud to be co-presenting these two wonderful films at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival which runs from April 23-May 7.

TWO SHOTS FIRED (Dos Disparos)
Argentina/Chile/Germany/Netherlands, 2014 104 min
April 28, 8:40pm Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

April 29, 6:30pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
April 30, 1:00pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Two_Shots_Fired_01Argentine filmmaker and short story writer Martín Rejtman’s first feature in 10 years is a slyly funny low-key existential comedy for fans of films like Stranger than Paradise and Slacker. As the film’s ever-evolving story follows an intersecting group of teenage and adult characters, it upends narrative expectations about the significance of individual events and offers instead careful, amused observation of how we all get through life, one thing after the other. Directed by Martin Rejtman. Cast includes: Rafael Federman, Susana Pampín, Benjamín Coehlo

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58tsf

EL CORDERO
Chile, 2014 90 min
May 1, 9:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema
May 3, 8:30pm Pacific FIlm Archive
May 7, 8:15pm Sundance Kabuki Cinema

El_Cordero_02Domingo is a devoted family man and Christian missionary gliding through a dutifully modest if unexceptional life. He’d happily keep it that way, too, but for the fact that a fatal accident leaves him, disturbingly, without a sense of guilt. Shot through with a subtle, sardonic humor and beautifully acted, this exceptional feature debut is an engrossing dramatic thriller reverberating with deeper questions about our innermost natures and our ties to one another. Directed by Juan Francisco Olea. Cast includes: Daniel Muñoz, Trinidad González, Roberto Farías.

For tickets: http://bit.ly/SFIFF58elc

Latin American Film at SF International Film Festival April 24-May 8

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival takes place from April 24 to May 8. We’re excited to co-present a couple of fantastic selections – Bad Hair / Pelo Malo and All About the Feathers/ Por Las Plumas.

All About the Feathers at SF International Film Festival
April 25, 6:30 at BAM/PFA; April 27, 8:45 and April 29, 6:15 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema
URL: http://bit.ly/57_aaf

all_about_the_feathersThe San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival co-presents All About the Feathers. Neto Villalobos’s debut feature details the unconventional relationship between an impoverished security guard and the newly acquired fighting cock that he struggles to care for. Anchored by the stellar performances of a mostly non professional cast, this quixotic Costa Rican comedy is both slyly absurdist and quietly observational. Tickets available at festival.sffs.org.

Bad Hair at SF International Film Festival
May 1, 9:15 at Sundance Kabuki Cinema; May 4, 6:15 at New People Cinema; and May 7, 6:30 at BAM/PFA
URL: http://bit.ly/57_bh

Bad_HairThe San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival co-presents Bad Hair. A 10-year-old boy’s desire to straighten his kinky hair causes outsized conflict with his unemployed, harassed single mother in Mariana Rondon’s Caracas-set drama. Unexpected issues related to Venezuela’s volatile economic situation and the young boy’s incipient homosexuality form the core of this finely acted, deceptively small-scaled story. Tickets available at festival.sffs.org.

Special screening of “Magic, Magic”, Director Sebastian Silva Q&A, February 20 7PM Clay Theater

Cine+Mas SF is co-presenting this special screening of “Magic, Magic,”, a psychological thriller directed by  Sebastián Silva  (The Maid, Old Cats). This is a part of the San Francisco Film Society’s Artist in Residence Program. Sebastián Silva will be on hand for a Q&A.

February 20, Thursday, 7PM  Buy Tickets Here
Clay Theater -2261 Fillmore (Between Clay & Sacramento in San Francisco

Magic, Magic
Directed/Written by Sebastián Silva
Chile, 2013 97 min., English language film
Cast: Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustín Silva

 Trailer.

Alicia arrives in South America to vacation with her cousin, Sarah. When Sarah is suddenly called away, Alicia is stuck on a remote island off Chile with three of Sarah’s friends, including Brink, an American exchange student with a sadistic streak. Bewildered, frightened, and unable to sleep, Alicia’s reality becomes a nightmare from which there is no waking. Ancient indigenous rites, disturbing animal behavior, and captivating hypnotic trances come together in an intense exploration into the darkest corners… when the games go too far, reality unravels with astonishing and deadly consequences.