RoxCine Launches at Roxie Theater- Spanish Language Films in SF’s Mission District

RoxCine is the Roxie’s year-round Spanish-language film program. RoxCine features new releases, repertory programming, and special series and retrospectives, with an exciting mix of films – from winners at major film festivals with US distribution, to special features not seen on any other screen outside of Latin America.

The upcoming program includes:

-Neon Blue: May 6-12. Award winning film from Brazil. A cowboy (Juliano Cazarré) designs exotic outfits for a sexy dancer (Maeve Jinkings) while working at a Brazilian rodeo.

-Cuaron & Inarritu- May 12: Y Tu Mama Tambien & Amores Perros Double Feature

-Early Almodovar Week- May 20th: Screenings of several films including High Heels, What Have I done to Deserve This?, & Law of Desire

Visit Roxie.com/RoxCine for updates including film details, schedules and tickets.  Cine Mas SF is a community partner for this program.

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8th SF Latinofilm Festival, Call for Entries- May 30 Deadline

Hear, ye! Hear, ye! Our call for entries is now open! Do you have a film- short, feature, doc or fiction- that you’d like for us to consider? Give it a shot and send it in! No cost through April 30. Final deadline May 30th.

Complete the submission form and send us the film!  Here’s the link http://bit.ly/1Swnn2n to the form.

 

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Almodovar Week at the Roxie May 20-26

As one of the most beloved foreign filmmakers in the United States, Pedro Almodóvar has been blending melodrama, suspense, black humor and visceral emotion for more than 30 years. His eclectic filmography dabbles in everything from excess, passion and the women-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdowncomplexity of family and identity. At the core of his movies, though, are his fascinations with the disenfranchised, with the roles adopted by women- in particular the figure of the housewife- and questioning the established definitions of gender, class and sexuality.

LAWofDesire_antonio-banderas-imanol-arias-saunas-gays-589x460This mini-retrospective returns to the young, vital, and rarely revisited stage of Almodóvar’s storied career, tracing his progress, from the manic energy of PEPI, LUCI, BOM… to the darkly humorous feminist comedy WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?. Other highlights to be screened include his first explicitly gay film (LAW OF DESIRE), the highest-grossing film in Spanish history for a decade (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN), the carnally provocative (TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!), and the tongue-in-cheek melodrama of ridiculous implausibility (HIGH HEELS).

Proudly co-presented by Cine+Mas SF.

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

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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 .

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Ella Es Ramona- She is Ramona NOW SHOWING at the Roxie March 18-24

Cine Mas SF is happy to co-present the theatrical release of ELLA ES RAMONA / She is Ramona. Opens Friday March 18 through Thursday March 24. Check link for times & tickets- most screenings are 7pm- except on March 24 which is at 9:30pm.

EllaEsRamonaA Q&A via Skype with director Hugo Rodriguez will follow the 7pm screening on Friday, March 18

An irresistible comic fable that breaks down gender and body size stereotypes, ELLA ES RAMONA stars renowned stand-up comedian Andrea Ortega (also known as “Manchita”) as the titular protagonist, a magnetic, upbeat 30-something wrongly fired for her full figure. With its razor-sharp wit and immaculate production design, this essential comedy out of Mexico is reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s AMELIE.

Ramona es una mujer con kilos de más y suerte de menos. Recuerda una niñez con maltratos de su madre, su hermana y sus amigas. Era Ramona panzona, Ramona la tragona o Ramona Jamona. Y ya adulta, las cosas no mejoraron. La corren del trabajo por gorda, quiere hacerse una liposucción pero su doctor le informa que no es candidata a ese tipo de intervenciones por “gorda”, y todo su universo parece derrumbarse por una sucesión de infortunios. Todo parece enmendarse, cuando por casualidad se cruza con un café tarot donde venden unos escarabajos mágicos que le cambiaran la vida.

Directed by Hugo Rodriguez. Mexico. In Spanish with English subtitles. 83 min.

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Films from Mexico, Spain at 18th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 11-25

Cine+Mas SF is proud to co-present the following films at SF Indie Fest. Click on the links for ticketing details. For full program including parties and special events visit: SFIndie.com.
THE INCIDENT (El Incidente)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2014 Mexico
Fri Feb 19, 715p Alamo
Isaac Ezban double-shot: Two parallel stories follow two sets of characters trapped in illogically infinite spaces. A detective and two brothers climb an apartment staircase, only to find it looping back below only a few stories up. A family drives an endless road, passing the same signs and gas stations over and over again. In each reality, victims must choose to break their pattern or make peace with their new reality. The first feature from a bold new talent, Isaac Ezban.C
THE SIMILARS (Los Parecidos)
Dir. Isaac Ezban, 2015 Mexico
Sat Feb 20, 715p Alamo

Isaac Ezban double-shot: On a rainy night in 1968, the eve of a student revolt in Mexico City, eight characters find themselves trapped in a bus station. As the evening progresses, they find they share more than just a temporary prison. A dazzling homage to The Twilight Zone, director Ezban weaves his influences together into something fresh and shocking, and yet disturbingly familiar. To even write another sentence robs the audience of experiencing the descent into darkness The Similars offers.

 

LLUC SKY WALKER

Dir. Jaume Fargas, 2015 Spain 73 min
Sun Feb 14, 915p; Sun Feb 21, 915p Roxie Theater
Lluc is a gray and bitter man. Friendless and fine with that, he goes out of his way to spread his personally misery around. Until the day his doctor tells him he has three weeks to live and he starts planning his own funeral. In the hopes of drawing an audience for the funeral, he befriends his neighbors and finally discovers some joys in life. This dark comedy frequently references a certain space saga in telling a tale of redemption.
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The Golden Dream-La Jaula de Oro / Opens Jan 29-Feb 4 Roxie Theater Theater

Cine Mas SF is pleased to be copresenting The Golden Dream/ La Jaula de Oro at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco! Runs Friday January 29 through Thursday February 4. Click here times & to purchase tickets. Most screenings at 7pm.la-jaula-de-oro

La Jaula de Oro is a road movie and more about teenage Guatemalan migrants and their journey to the U.S. Filmed in Mexico & Guatemala. Directed by Diego Quemada-
Diez.

Juan, Sara and Samuel, all 15 years old, flee from Guatemala towards the USA. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil indian who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They all believe they will find a better world beyond the USA-Mexico border but they run into a harsh reality.

With over 80 awards, including for Best Film and Best Director at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, and for Best New Director at the Chicago Film Festival, La Jaula de Oro became the most internationally awarded Mexican film in history. The film swept the 56th edition of the Ariel Awards–Mexico’s national cinema honors–receiving nine awards including for Best Picture, Debut Feature, Original Screenplay, Actor (Brandon López) and supporting actor (Rodolfo Domínguez). The young ensemble cast was honored with the Un Certain Talent Award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Juan, Sara y Samuel, 15 años, huyen de Guatemala para intentar llegar a Estados Unidos. Durante su paso por México, conocen a Chauk, un indígena tzotzil que no habla español y viaja sin papeles. Los adolescentes aspiran a un mundo mejor más allá de las fronteras mexicanas, pero muy pronto van a enfrentarse a una realidad muy distinta.

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Miss a film? Catch it on the Virtual Film Fest with Yaveo.com

If you couldn’t make it to the San Francisco Latino Film Festival you have a chance to see a few of the films through Yaveo! A proud sponsor, Yaveo is bringing the festival online for the first time. Enjoy a specially curatedSFLFF_V2 selection of films by Cine Mas SF from this year’s festival and celebrate Latin American filmmaking at its finest anytime, anywhere. Admission is only $7.99 for a month’s access to Yaveo and, for a limited time, you can enjoy the first 2 weeks on us! *

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2015 CMSF Latino Film Festival Official Selection

We are pleased to present the films officially selected by the CMSF Latino Film Festival. For ticket information on our website click on the navigation bar or here for details.

FOR TICKETS and PASSES: Go to BrownPaperTickets.com  where you can see all ticketd events or call 1-800-838-3006.

Fiction Features

  • 3 Beauties – 3 Bellezas – Venezuela – Dir. Carlos Caridad-Montero
  • Beautiful Youth – Hermosa Juventud – Spain/France – Dir. Jaime Rosales
  • Behavior – Conducta – Cuba – Dir. Ernesto Daranas
  • Blue Lips – Spain/Argentina – Dirs. Daniela De Carlo/Julieta Lima/Gustavo Lipsztein,/Antonello Novellino/Nacho Ruiperez,/Ricardo Nobuo Shima
  • The Boss, Anatomy of A Crime – El Patron,  Anatomia de un Crimen – Argentina- Dir. Sebastián Schindel
  • The Boy & The World – O Menino E O Mondo – Brazil- Dir. Alê Abreu
  • Ciudad Delirio – Colombia/Spain – Dir. Chus Gutiérrez
  • Farewell – A Despedida- Brazil – Dir. Marcelo Galvão
  • Glories of Tango – Fermin, Glorias del Tango – Argentina-Dirs. Oliver Kolker/Hernan Findling
  • His Wedding Dress – Vestido de Novia – Argentina-Dir. Marilyn Solaya
  • Life After – Vida Despues – Argentina – Dirs. Pablo Bardauil/Franco Verdoia
  • The Naked Screen – La Pantalla Desnuda – Nicaragua-Dir. Florence Jaugey
  • The Obscure Spring – Las Oscuras Primaveras – Dir. Ernesto Contreras
  • On the Road, Somewhere – Algun Lugar – Dominican Republic – Dir. Guillermo Zouain
  • Parabellum- Argentina/Austria- Dir. Lucas Valenta Rinner
  • A Separate Wind – Viento Aparte – Mexico – Dir. Alejandro Gerber-Bicecci
  • She – Ella – Colombia – Dir. Libia Stella Gomez
  • Soledad – USA – Dirs. Eduardo, Maytorena/Wayne Mitchell
  • Two Waters – Dos Aguas –  Cost Rica/Panama-Dir. Patricia Velásquez
  • Voice Over – La Voz en Off – Chile – Dir. Cristina Jimenez

Documentaries

  • American DREAMers – USA – Dirs. Saray Deiseil /Jenniffer Castillo
  • Echo of the Mountain – Eco de la Montaña – Mexico – Dir. Nicolas Echevarria
  • El Canto Del Colibri –The Hummingbird Song  – USA – Dir. Marco Castro-Bojorquez
  • Kingdom of Shadows – USA – Dir. Bernardo Ruiz
  • Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey – USA – Dirs. Ray Telles /Yvan Iturriaga
  • The Summer of the Cans – Brazil – Dirs. Tocha Alves,/Haná Vaisman

Fiction Shorts

  • Change – USA – Dir. Xavier Galindo
  • Coyote Creek – USA – Dir. Brian Garcia
  • The Deadman – Peru – Dir. Franco Finocchiaro
  • Grown Ups – Casita-Spain – Dir. Javier Marco
  • In Between the Gutter and the Stars – USA – Dir. Diana Lesmez
  • Las Gitanas – USA – Dir. Matthew Anderson
  • Lost Weekend – USA – Dir. Adam Valencia
  • Off Track – USA – Dir. João Paulo Jacobsen
  • Rice & Matchsticks – Arroz yFosforos – Spain – Dir. Javier Beltramino
  • TrabajoDominican Republic/USA – Dir. Nelson Pena
  • Two Days of Luck– Dos Dias de Suerte – Mexico – Dir. Arturo Martinelli
  • Undercovers Encubiertos – USA – Dir. Leo Rod
  • White Water – Agua Blanca – Mexico – Dir. Alina Montero
  • Zepo – Spain – Dir. Cesar Diaz Melendez

Documentary Shorts

  • Edgar and the Joyous Life – USA – Dir. Veronica Lopez
  • A Life of EngagementUSA/Mexico – Dir. Pedro Pablo Celedón
  • Living QuechuaRunasimiwan Kawsay – USA – Dir. Christine Mladic Janney
  • My Life in Dance – Mi Vida En El Baile –  USA – Amir Jaffer

Opening Night Film: A Separate Wind – Viento Aparte – Mexico -Dir. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci

September 18th 7:30pm  Brava Theater, San Francisco.

Buy tickets for Opening Night – A SEPARATE WIND – Viento Aparte- Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival Tickets for film, party or both. Screening at Brava Theater, after party at Verdi Club.

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Cinephile: SF Latino Film Festival Kick Off w/ Bang Data + Hector!

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It’s that time of the year! The 2015 SF Latino Film Festival takes place Sept 18-27.  Join us for the CINEPHILE after party at Brick and Mortar Music Hall with Bang Data, Bocafloja and DJ Julicio on September 19th at 9:00pm . Don’t miss it!

Les invitamos a la 7a edicion del Festival de Cine Latino de San Francisco.

Here is the line up for this years Film Festival!

Sept 18 Opening Night- Brava Theater 7:30PM
Sept 18 De Young Museum
Sept 19-24 Roxie Theater
Sept 19-21 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Sept 22-23 7pm Artists’ Television Access
Sept 24 The Red Poppy Art House
Sept 25 EastSide Cultural Center
Sept 26-27 La Pena Cultural Center

Here is the Facebook event page with more information:

Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival After Party!

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